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.

Posts

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
Pack Your Bear Canister Like a Pro With These 8 Tips

Pack Your Bear Canister Like a Pro With These 8 Tips

Packing a bear canister can sometimes feel like a losing game of Tetris. But if done correctly, you won't have to sacrifice any of your favorite snacks for your next trip. Read on for more tried-and-true tips on how to efficiently pack your bear canister.

Nov 8, 2022 : Ariella Nardizzi
Happy Bottom Portable Bidet Review

Happy Bottom Portable Bidet Review

After three weeks of digging cat holes in the woods on a thru-hike, the Happy Bottom Portable Bidet is number one on my list of the 10 Essentials. Here's why it should be on yours too.

Sep 20, 2022 : Ariella Nardizzi