As winter sets in here in the U.S. my thoughts almost always turn to planning my next bigger adventure. Whether that's a backpacking trip or a road trip to take in new hikes, the time to deep dive into research is a welcome opportunity. It gives me the make reservations and get excited for the … Continue reading Trip Planning 101
One of the more valuable skills for hiking is the ability to read a map. Paired with a compass and the knowledge of how to use them together to find your way, you have a valuable tool that isn't reliant on batteries, satellites or cell towers.
So many apps to get you here, there and everywhere on and off trail. Need some gear? There's an app or two to find your favorite gear. Want to find a campsite? Again, lots of options to chose from. Personally I use AllTrails almost exclusively. This year I decided to pay for the upgrade to … Continue reading Hiking Apps. Let’s talk tech, not dinner…
Old School Yeah. I'm a bit old school. I love a good map. I suppose being the daughter of a navigator it was hard to escape learning to read them. Maps are an excellent planning tool. Atlases, paper, waterproof, road, topo, satellite, terrain, OSM ... the list goes on and on. Perhaps my favorite thing … Continue reading Map Obession