Julia Varela

Hi I’m Julia! I like dogs, food, and most obviously: hiking. Join me on my journey to being a backpacker.

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Prepping for a Thru-Hike

Prepping for a Thru-Hike

There’s a lot that goes into preparing for your first thru-hike. For some people, it may be as simple as grabbing a tent and hopping on the trail,

Jun 23, 2022 : Julia Varela
Trekking Poles, Jetboil, Bear Spray… Oh My!

Trekking Poles, Jetboil, Bear Spray… Oh My!

If you’re anything like me, you love a good gear list. I love reading up on what other people plan to bring on the trail and hearing others debate

Jun 23, 2022 : Julia Varela
Everything Is Big and Scary from Inside of a Tent: An Ode to My First Night of Backpacking

Everything Is Big and Scary from Inside of a Tent: An Ode to My First Night of Backpacking

A note to my past self: sleeping in the woods is a big adjustment. And yes, you should have practiced setting up your tent an extra time.

May 26, 2022 : Julia Varela