Why I Hike Solo

In case you missed it, I got an ambassadorship with Oboz Footwear! I am more than ecstatic. To say that I love their boots is an understatement. I honestly only own Oboz boots (I currently own four pairs with eyes on a couple more). Every pair has gone above and beyond my expectations. I tested…

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Good News! (mostly)

Most of you know that I’ve been out of the hiking game for over a month now. Back in January I injured my knee on a hike, after a visit to the doctor I was told that I should stop all physical activity for the next month and start physical therapy. So, like a good…

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…

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…

Getting In Shape

Since I’m having to take a hiatus from hiking (per the doctors orders), I’ve been trying to find ways to stay in shape and build muscle so that when I get back on the trails it won’t be such a shock to my body. I’ve been doing a bit of research to find the most…

Max Patch

This is a question I get from every hiker, “Have you been to Max Patch yet?” There was so much hype surrounding this hike that I was a little nervous it wasn’t going to live up to expectations. The views from this hike were truly breathtaking. I have never seen anything like it. 360 degrees…