Cecilie Skog

In honor of International Women’s Day I decided to do a little research on women who have left their mark on the outside world. I’m not going to lie, it wasn’t easy finding anyone. My google searches kept turning up articles about how females can stay safe on the trail or tips for female hikers.…

Hiking Solo as a Female

As a female hiker that has a tendency to hike alone, with the exception of my dog, I often get the question, ‘Why don’t you hike with a partner?‘ or sometimes people just flat-out say ‘It’s really not safe out there, you should bring someone with you, preferably a guy.‘ If I’m being totally honest,…

Oboz and Interviews

My goodness it’s been a while since I’ve had a post on here! I’m sorry about that! I was out of town for a week and the couch ridden with the flu! But I am back at it this week and I’m starting off with some really exciting updates! First of all, I’d really like…

Microadventures

At a time where I have to limit what I do because of injuries and work, it’s easy to lose sight of adventure. It’s easy to say, It’s ok if I don’t get out this weekend, there’s always next weekend. Then that becomes the following weekend, and so on and before I know it, weeks or…

Bent Creek Trails

Most of you know that I’m not supposed to be hiking due to some issues with my knees. I’m currently on week three of physical therapy, two more to go before I have my follow-up! At last week’s appointment I asked if I could go hiking over the weekend, the weather was just too beautiful…

Defining Me

In light of yesterdays post I wanted to challenge myself to come up with ways to describe myself, using only one word descriptions. So here goes nothing: Energetic. Backpacker. Bear Bait (it’s a name so it counts as one word, right?). Nature. Artistic. Colorful. Adventurous. Writer. Musician. Family. Creative. Optimistic. Crazy. Outdoor-Enthusiast…. the list goes…

Who Am I, Really?

Backpacker: (n) someone, especially a young person without much money, who travels around an area on foot or public transportation, often carrying a backpack Hiker: (n) A walking traveler, usually over mountainous paths. What makes me a hiker or backpacker? What is it that allows me to call myself as such? Why is it that when people ask ‘What…