RSSHiking & Backpacking

The Versatility Of Cast Iron

The Versatility Of Cast Iron

| April 29, 2015 | 5 Comments

Dutch oven cooking is having a comeback, both at home and on the campfire.

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The Inner Maze (On My Own, But Not Alone)

The Inner Maze (On My Own, But Not Alone)

| April 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

My feet touch the soft cool sand and I notice that mine are not the only footprints on the damp earth. I am out here by myself, but I most certainly am not alone …

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Literary Hiking

Literary Hiking

| April 17, 2015 | 2 Comments

Hiking in the paths of our literary greats has drawn me deep into my surroundings as my feet traced the genius of authors who have shaken my reality.

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32 Trail Miles With a 36-Pound Dog

32 Trail Miles With a 36-Pound Dog

| March 31, 2015 | 1 Comment

Since I adopted Cole, my trips to the White Mountains for hiking have changed.

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Become A Thru-Hiking Whiz And Enjoy More Long Trails

Become A Thru-Hiking Whiz And Enjoy More Long Trails

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Spending months in the woods will be spiritual and life changing, but it will also be full of challenging and difficult moments.

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Someone Filled The Grand Canyon With Marshmallows?

Someone Filled The Grand Canyon With Marshmallows?

| January 28, 2015 | 1 Comment

No, not really. Every few months, a temperature inversion causes this strange phenomenon with the clouds in the Grand Canyon. Cold air fills the canyons, and the warm air above traps the fog in place. It looks like an ethereal white ocean has filled the mile-deep canyon, but only for a brief period of time. […]

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Inspired By Grandma Gatewood, The First Female AT Thru Hiker

Inspired By Grandma Gatewood, The First Female AT Thru Hiker

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

How many times have you set out on a journey through nature expecting pure fun and getting a little fun, a lot of suffering, and wisdom learned the hard way instead?

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Skills You Should Master To Keep The Wild Perfectly Wild

Skills You Should Master To Keep The Wild Perfectly Wild

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Knowing these 7 things makes all the difference when it comes to being a responsible backcountry hiker.

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Technology That Actually Improves the Backpacking Experience

Technology That Actually Improves the Backpacking Experience

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Technology has actually made backpacking a possibility for more individuals who may not be as adept at surviving difficult, yet life-enriching experiences.

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Girls Night Out, Women’s Adventure-Style

Girls Night Out, Women’s Adventure-Style

| September 3, 2014 | 2 Comments

I wanted to climb mountains and figured we could catch up on the week’s gossip and parenting challenges on the drives out to the trailhead. The initial response from my friends was overwhelmingly positive but questions quickly arose.

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Finally!  A Reese Witherspoon Character We Can Identify With

Finally! A Reese Witherspoon Character We Can Identify With

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

The film based on Cheryl Strayed’s memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, is almost here.

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7 Awesome Camping Hacks

7 Awesome Camping Hacks

| July 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

These hacks are not really suited for true backpacking adventures, but they will make you look like the cool girl at the campground.

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