Hiking

How To Prepare For A Cold Weather Hike

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t go hiking. If you have the right gear, do a bit of preparation before getting on trail and make a few adjustments to your gear and clothing, you can turn a cold, wet and snowy day into a fun, safe and comfortable hike out on the trail. Read more…

Ten Essentials

What Are The Ten Essentials?

If you’re a hiker or spend any time in the backcountry, you should be familiar with the Ten Essentials and carry them with you on all of your trips. The first time I heard of the Ten Essentials was during a Mountaineers course. Up until taking my first course with The Mountaineers, a Seattle-based non-profit […] Read more…

Have You Ever Gone Hiking Alone?

Have you ever gone hiking alone? If someone had asked me this question a few months ago, I would have looked at them like they were crazy. A female hiking alone in the woods, all by herself? Are you nuts? Now that I have four solo hikes under my belt, my only question now is, […] Read more…