Heather Newman

Heather is a barefoot hiker and lover of the outdoors. She lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley, and works as a professional ghostwriter. She’s a not-so-dirty hippy and a damn vegetarian with strong philosophical beliefs when it comes to umbrellas, romance, and shoes. She loves wine, cheese, and tiny mountain towns where no one knows her name. One day, she'll hike the entire AT. One day. Follow her adventures at TheBarefootHiker.com

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The 3 Best AT Day Hikes in The Hudson Valley

The 3 Best AT Day Hikes in The Hudson Valley

Hiking is a conversation starter, and people are always asking me to recommend mountains and trails in the area for them to explore. Whether they are

Jul 23, 2015 : Heather Newman
3 Reasons You Need To Visit The Shawangunks

3 Reasons You Need To Visit The Shawangunks

Three Reasons you Need To Visit The Shawangunks Now Shawangunk ridge stretches from the border of New Jersey, through New York, ending at the

Jun 25, 2015 : Heather Newman
5 Questions I Get Asked About Barefoot Hiking

5 Questions I Get Asked About Barefoot Hiking

In a realm where people have very personal opinions about what makes for the right hiking shoe – tall boots, trail runners, minimalist shoes – hiking

May 28, 2015 : Heather Newman
Preparing To Hike The Devil’s Path

Preparing To Hike The Devil’s Path

I'm the kind of hiker that lets their summer plans unfold naturally. I don't usually calendar out my bigger hiking trips. It's so much more fun when

May 14, 2015 : Heather Newman
Day Hiking The AT With Your Kids

Day Hiking The AT With Your Kids

There's nothing more relaxing than losing yourself entirely to the forest. The solitude of the backcountry and the time to decompress from

May 6, 2015 : Heather Newman