The Essentials

The contents of my day pack laid out. The pack is an 18 liter with space for a hydration bladder. If I don't carry the bladder, I've got a refillable water bottle in it's place. Depending on the weather, I'll add a layer or two of insulation and my rain gear. With the contents of … Continue reading The Essentials

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.