In 2011, I had 2 months of joblessness and decided to try my hand (foot?) at long-distance hiking. After 49 days and 500 miles, I was sold. I met my future husband two weeks before driving to Springer, and we've spent the intervening years hiking, climbing, kayaking, and adventuring as much as possible. We finished the AT in the fall of 2014, hiking from Katahdin to the VA/TN border and, two days later, our wedding. Immediately after, we hitched a Uhaul to my Honda and moved to Colorado's Western Slope. Six years later, we thru-hiked the Colorado Trail in 2020 and now dream of the PCT, CDT, and beyond. Our fur-kid's name is Jake, and he's famous for giving high fives and puppy kisses.
Headed into the woods for a few days? A few months? Forever? (i.e. Zombie Apocalypse prepping?) The MSR SweetWater Purifier Solution should be in
Disclosure: The Deviator Hoody was donated by Outdoor Research for the purpose of review. Something miraculous happened recently: I hiked all day
Planning a thru-hike can be pretty stressful. There are a thousand and one things to consider, not least of which is your shelter. Will you kip under
I love to hike. Obviously: I hiked to my wedding last year, every weekend I'm out on 20+ mile overnights, my purse is actually a day pack that has
I am a timid hiker. I like to sleep in shelters with other people and a knife near at hand. (Though, my husband insists we tarp; the only reason I do
Hiking long distance is hard; hiking long distance while on your period is brutal. I have long felt that menstruation is the ultimate ill-humored
When my fiance, trail name Iceman Dan, and I started talking about hiking to our wedding, of course my first thought was, "that hiker body will look