Hey there and welcome to The Hiking Lifestyle podcast with your host and adventure coach Mallory Moskowitz. This is our place to talk all things hiking gear, safety, tips, hiking hacks, share stories and ultimately explore more. Are you ready?
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We will all make mistakes while hiking and backpacking at one time or another, the real question is – how quickly will you recover and learn from your mistake after it happens? The more we recognize and talk about our mistakes with other hikers, the better off we’ll all be on the trail. Listen in on many of the hiking mistakes I’ve made over the years.
I want to share more of what my experience has been like developing and growing and working in the outdoor industry. So if you have zero interest in what that’s like and you’re just here for hiking tips and how-tos, I love you, I’ll miss you, and I’ll see you in next week’s episode when we get back to hiking and backpacking tips. But if you are even a little bit interested or just nosy about what some of my past outdoor jobs have been like then stick around, this is for you.
The official start of spring is only a couple of days away! Honestly, not even because I’m that excited about spring – but because that means that we are that much closer to summer. Anyway – in the meantime, I wanted to share some hiking tips and gear items to help us all get through this weird in-between time of year.
whether you’re new to backpacking or even are an experienced hiker and just nosy, like me, what other peoples routines are, give this a listen, I’m going to share what a typical day looks like for me
With spring right around the corner, I want to share some useful tools that I love and use to help plan and prep for my own hikes and backpacking trips. Be sure to check them out before your next big hike and let me know how it goes.
After hearing a fairly disturbing yet apparently common story from my county’s search and rescue team, guys, we gotta talk a little more about winter in Colorado and other high elevation areas across the western US. Listen in for some quick winter hiking tips and also what NOT to do in avalanche country.
In today’s episode, I’m going to bust myths about hiking gear plus share what I think is absolutely worth it to have and what I’ve ditched or upgraded over the years.
These hiking tips may seem sort of random and rapid fire, but I think they’re all things that if you’re a new backpacker you might not think of and I don’t think enough people are talking about so I want to share them with you!
Hear more about my worst every bear encounter on the Appalachian Trail, plus some lessons learned along the way that can help us as hikers – and help protect bears in our beloved recreation areas. (Links in the show notes to learn how to hang a bear bag + my complete backpacking gear checklist.)
As annoying as this is to say, expect the unexpected, I don’t think anyone’s first trip goes exactly as planned or exactly how they thought it would. But I do have some real tips to get you ready for your first backpacking trip. Give this episode a listen to learn more.
Listen to this episode to learn more about the phrase hike your own hike, what one of my biggest pet peeves is, plus how to reclaim this phrase on behalf of badass backpackers.
Listen to this episode to learn how to set yourself up for success when trying to find a hiking partner and to plan trips you both might enjoy.
In this episode, we dive deeper into why I’m such a big fan of solo hiking and why it’s not nearly as dangerous as the media would make you believe.