What Should I Bring On A Day Hike?

A question I often get asked by people new to hiking is, “What should I bring on a day hike?” Whether you’re just getting into hiking or are a seasoned professional, it doesn’t matter where you go, how hard/how easy the hike might be or even how many times you have/haven’t gone hiking, there are […] Read more…

How to Hike Responsibly During COVID-19

As parks, trailheads and recreation areas slowly start to open back up for business, each one of us must take precautions to be safe and socially responsible when recreating outdoors. Yes, it is possible to hike responsibly during COVID-19. Here are six ways for staying safe and being socially responsible when getting outside. Read more…

Now’s the Time to Start a Yoga Home Practice

There’s never been a better time to start a yoga home practice than right now. Just like you, I’ve been spending a majority of my time at home lately thanks to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. I get out in my neighborhood for a walk each day with the dog and make the occasional dash to […] Read more…

Hiking Brand Ambassador

How I Became a Hiking Brand Ambassador

When I first started hiking, I often daydreamed about becoming a Hiking Brand Ambassador. Never once in a million years did I ever think I’d actually become a Hiking Brand Ambassador. People ask me all the time how a normal girl like me went from working up the courage to complete her first solo hike less than two hours from home to long-distance hiking for 5+ months and getting sponsored to do it. Here’s how I did it. Read more…

Salomon Odyssey Triple Crown Magic

6 Reasons Why the Salomon Odyssey Triple Crown Magic Are My Favorite Hiking Shoes

My favorite hiking shoes this year are the Salomon Odyssey Triple Crown Magic. I decided to write a review for these shoes for two reasons: (1): It seems like every time I wear these shoes (both on and off trail) or post photos of them online, I get asked a ton of questions from people asking where I got them and wanting to know what kind of shoes they are. (2): I have six reasons why I love these shoes so much, I thought they deemed review worthy on my blog.  Read more…

JetBoil MicroMo vs APG Camping Stove

JetBoil MicroMo vs. 0.9L APG Camping Stove

One of the most expensive parts about hiking and backpacking is buying gear. Gear can be as cheap (and usually heavy) or as light (and usually expensive) as you want it to be. APG Camping asked me to try one of their lightweight camping stoves recently. For all of my outdoor adventurers on a budget, I’ve found an affordable, comparable backcountry cooking system option for you that’s less than half the cost of a JetBoil! Read more…

What to Put in Your Backcountry First-Aid Kit

Having a first-aid kit in your pack while traveling in the backcountry is not something to either skip, scrimp on or overlook. Like the 10 Essentials, having some sort of first-aid kit in your pack is a necessity. It’s like insurance – you might not need it every time you go outside, but when you find yourself in a situation where you do need it, you’re glad you have it.  Read more…

HIking Packing List - 10 Essentials Every Hiker Needs

Packing List: 10 Essentials Every Hiker Needs

The 10 Essentials aren’t just random pieces of gear in your pack that add weight. They serve a very important purpose – to ensure safe travel in the backcountry and to help save lives in emergency situations. Before you step foot on any trail, whether it be for a day hike, overnight backpacking trip or a long-distance thru-hike, make sure you have the 10 Essentials packed in your pack.  Read more…

How to Poop Responsibly Outdoors

Everyone poops and anyone who has gone on an overnight backpacking trip has probably even pooped outside. For those of you who spend a considerable amount of time outside hiking or backpacking, you’re probably (and hopefully) aware of the rules for how to poop responsibly outdoors. If you aren’t, this post is for you. Even if you do know the poop rules, this post is still for you. Consider this information a refresher. Read more…

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