Solo Adventuring: Finding Power in Adventuring Alone

Solo Adventuring: Finding Power in Adventuring Alone

The words “solo adventures” can often trigger feelings of danger and risk or sadness and loneliness. Whether thinking about your own abilities and goals, or observing a friend or family member, the conventional tendency is to judge and to discourage. Instead, the...
8 Tips for Summer Hiking in the Desert

8 Tips for Summer Hiking in the Desert

I grew up in Northern Arizona loving everything outdoors. Hiking, camping, fishing. You name it, we did it. As an adult, I continue to love everything outdoors. And that love continues to grow by the year. I have always been lucky to live in some amazing places for...
Leave No Trace: When Nature Calls in Nature

Leave No Trace: When Nature Calls in Nature

Have you ever been admiring nature’s beauty when all of the sudden nature calls? Not near a bathroom or anywhere close to civilization for pit stopping at your favorite gas station. On the trail . . . far from a toilet. It’s easy to go potty in the outdoors, but...
A Wine Hiker’s Emergency Survival Kit for the Outdoors

A Wine Hiker’s Emergency Survival Kit for the Outdoors

When I started hiking and pursuing the outdoors seriously, I googled “outdoor survival kit” to find out what I should have in my own kit.  Stunned, I found my results page polluted with advertisements and blogs with titles like “Survival Kits for your Dad, Husband,...
Plan Ahead: How to Carry Extra Water in the Desert

Plan Ahead: How to Carry Extra Water in the Desert

Cindy and I first backpacked the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park in 2017. Since then, I’ve returned to backpack 6 times–4 of those times as a backpacking guide. I know a lot about this area! Still, whether you are going for a short hike or...
Want to Backpack? Finding Support on This Women’s Backpacking Trip

Want to Backpack? Finding Support on This Women’s Backpacking Trip

“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Backpacking: A Daunting Thought Backpacking has always been on my bucket list. Although I’ve been an avid hiker for years, the idea of carrying a giant pack and then sleeping on the...
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