Choosing to Stay Home

As I sit here considering all the posts I had planned for this month and beyond - gear reviews, trail reviews, my camper van adventure to the southwest U.S. - those things all seem a bit trite. I know I will get back to them, but for now I'm carefully considering the words I want … Continue reading Choosing to Stay Home

Trip Planning 101

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

Solo Hiker? Not really.

Traveling solo as a woman gets all kinds of scrutiny. A blog post by Dame Traveler got me thinking about my own solo travel. I've done my fair share of it. A day in Bogota, Columbia here, a day in Denver, Colorado there. Wandering the streets of Dublin. Walking in my own neighborhood at all … Continue reading Solo Hiker? Not really.

Week Two of Honing Skills

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.

Segment Hiking the SHT

This part of Minnesota is special to us hikers because it holds so many hiking options: more than 12 State Park and Waysides, the Superior Hiking Trail and the North Shore Trail are just a few. The only challenge is picking one for a day hike. They all have something special to offer.