I’m Carla (trail name Zipper) and I thru hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2009, almost entirely by myself. It was an incredible, empowering journey. Now, I've created a resource for women to gain support for their hikes through conversations with successful women hikers. I'm a life coach and I live in New Orleans. I love leading silent walks in the local wetlands and I make a pilgrimage to somewhere on the AT every year. https://www.wildandwhiteblazing.com/
It’s a beautiful day. You step off the trail for a snack or a pee break. When it’s time to return to the trail you can’t remember which way you came
I never go backpacking without a puffy, and this is my new favorite. Find out why!
Pearl Izumi Trail N2V3 Women's Hiking Shoe Basic Specs: Seamless upper allows plenty of forefoot splay 1:1 Energy Foam in forefoot and heel
Why take a zero away from the burgers and motels of town? Read on to find out.
The last thing you want to do when hiking is get a poison ivy rash. Read on for quick ID tips
Outdoor Research Women’s Aspire Rain Jacket Basic Specs: waterproof breathable GORE-TEX with Paclite, 100% polyester 13.7 oz. pocket
Want to have time on your side when you're hiking? Here are five easy ways to do that. The first tip is my favorite and I use it every time I take a hiking trip!
It's getting so exciting! You're leaving for the trail soon! Take these six last-minute tips with you - they don't weigh a thing!
PCT, CDT, they're cool too, but I promise, you're going to love the Appalachian Trail. Here are some of my favorite reasons why.
Every ounce counts on a thru hike. Learn why I chose these gear items for happiness and comfort.