If you’re brand new to hiking, it can seem intimidating to know where to start. And do you really need all that hiking gear?? My goal here is to break it down and show you the hiking essentials every beginner needs, extra hiking gear that is nice to have, and a few things you should know before head out on the trail. [Read more…] about Hiking Essentials for Beginners
Guest Post by: Jenny Bloom
One of the great things about hiking is that it doesn’t absolutely require as much gear as many other sports. It’s easy for just about anyone to go out and hit the trail without spending a fortune on supplies. Still, it is important to invest in a few essentials to help you stay safe and comfortable during your trek.
The exact gear and clothing you need varies depending on where and how far you are hiking. [Read more…] about Essential Gear & Clothing Items Every Hiker Should Have
A couple years ago I stumbled into Amazon Prime Day. I think I saw some ad for it the same day it was happening and was kinda like oh cool, but it went by so fast and I wasn’t sure what I wanted or if I needed anything or really what was going on with Amazon.
But not this year. This year, I have an attack plan and I’m excited to share some tips with you to be strategic and make the most out of Prime Day without going crazy and overspending, too much.
While I’m an embarrassingly slow reader, I love to read! And secretly love to collect books about hiking adventures on my bookshelf! I’ve finally compiled a list of some of my favorite hiking books, and some that have just been on my wish list for a long time.
I hope these hiking books give you an idea of something new to read whether you’re on the trail, or day dreaming from the comfort of home. [Read more…] about Our Favorite Hiking Books on Amazon
So, how do long distance hikers find the motivation to hike through the hard times? Because let’s be real sometimes, backpacking is hard!
I’m a firm believer that your level of motivation is linked to your why. Why are you out there in the first place? [Read more…] about How to stay motivated while hiking
Have you ever come across a challenge and immediately thought “I can’t do that! There’s no way! This is crazy talk!” Maybe you even quit before you started because you thought you would never ever be able to succeed.
When we’re attempting a really difficult climb on the trail, or a really long hike alone, it’s just as mentally challenging as it is physically challenging. That inner voice of self-doubt can sometimes make the difference between finishing or calling it quits early. [Read more…] about How to Conquer Self-doubt when hiking alone