Ariella Nardizzi

Ariella Nardizzi is an adventure journalist based in Colorado. She's had a myriad of opportunities to live and play in stunning destinations around the globe, ranging from the jagged peaks of Glacier National Park to the remote hills of Albania and beyond. Most notably, she's climbed Mount Rainier, hiked a Rim-To-Rim of the Grand Canyon, and is hooked on trail living after thru-hiking the John Muir Trail.A rock climber, backpacker, thru-hiker, mountaineer, and journalist with an unfettered curiosity for new experiences and unique cultures, she's turned to creative storytelling as an outlet for adventure. She is always in search of Type II fun, deserves an award for her campfire-cooked quesadillas, and has an ever-growing collection of plants.Ariella writes for various platforms, including The Trek, Elevation Outdoors Magazine, Exit 205 Magazine, and more. She has big plans to thru-hike as many long trails as possible in her lifetime.

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Symbiosis Aspen Female-Specific Ultralight Backpack Review

Symbiosis Aspen Female-Specific Ultralight Backpack Review

For female thru-hikers on the hunt for an ultralight backpack that actually fits their bodies, Symbiosis Gear's Aspen pack is an exciting new option.

Apr 18, 2024 : Ariella Nardizzi
Norovirus Alert: Appalachian Trail Hikers Urged to Stay Vigilant Amid Outbreak

Norovirus Alert: Appalachian Trail Hikers Urged to Stay Vigilant Amid Outbreak

Thru-hikers on the Appalachian Trail this season are being urged to take extra precautions as reports of gastrointestinal illnesses, suspected to be

Apr 11, 2024 : Ariella Nardizzi
Best Microgrid Fleece Jackets for Backpacking

Best Microgrid Fleece Jackets for Backpacking

With the rise in popularity of grid fleeces, thru-hikers now have more options than ever to choose from when hunting for a reliable midlayer that's

Mar 12, 2024 : Ariella Nardizzi
Briana DeSanctis Becomes First Solo Woman To Complete 6,800-Mile American Discovery Trail

Briana DeSanctis Becomes First Solo Woman To Complete 6,800-Mile American Discovery Trail

In a remarkable display of endurance and determination, Briana "Rocky Mountain High" DeSanctis took her finishing steps on the 6,800-mile American

Feb 28, 2024 : Ariella Nardizzi
Leki Cressida FX Carbon Trekking Poles Review

Leki Cressida FX Carbon Trekking Poles Review

The Leki Cressida FX Carbon is a premium foldable pole that packs down to next to nothing while still boasting comfortable cork grips. The Cressida

Feb 23, 2024 : Ariella Nardizzi
Sierra Designs Down Booties Review

Sierra Designs Down Booties Review

As someone whose extremities are always ice-cold no matter the weather, the idea of down booties as an addition to my gear arsenal — especially as

Dec 22, 2023 : Ariella Nardizzi
The Ultimate Guide to Lightning Safety for Thru-Hiking: Tips & Resources

The Ultimate Guide to Lightning Safety for Thru-Hiking: Tips & Resources

Lightning is a common occurrence in the backcountry and it's important to be prepared. Here's our guide to lightning safety for thru-hiking.

Nov 21, 2023 : Ariella Nardizzi
Patagonia Storm10 Ultralight Rain Jacket Review

Patagonia Storm10 Ultralight Rain Jacket Review

Looking for a fully-featured ultralight rain jacket? The Patagonia Storm10 delivers with waterproof protection and pockets galore.

Oct 24, 2023 : Ariella Nardizzi
Snow Travel for Thru-Hikers: Essential Gear, Skills, Tips, and More

Snow Travel for Thru-Hikers: Essential Gear, Skills, Tips, and More

Safe snow travel is key to any thru-hike, but considerably more crucial this season due to the dumping of snow the West—and California in particular—has received. Read on for key gear and proper self arrest techniques to ensure a safe and epic thru-hike.

Apr 13, 2023 : Ariella Nardizzi
Chicken Tramper UL Gear Water Bottle Sleeve Review

Chicken Tramper UL Gear Water Bottle Sleeve Review

What is a water bottle sleeve, and should it be on your "must-pack" list for your next thru-hike? The convenient and hassle-free Chicken Tramper Ultralight Gear Water Bottle Sleeve might just convince you.

Dec 2, 2022 : Ariella Nardizzi