Blisters are one of the most painful debbie downers to have while hiking. The trip starts off good, the views are great, but after few miles you start getting that nagging feeling. That something isn't right in your boots (or trail runners). And this is where trouble crops up. If you don't stop, take off… Continue reading The Quickest Way To Prevent Blisters While Hiking
The summer I got pregnant with Walker (who is nearly 8) I was at my pinnacle of hiking. I was aggressively chasing trails and miles. I knew my life would change a lot with another child, if we succeeded. Until that point though, hiking had always been about the miles and how far could I… Continue reading When Hiking Isn’t Just About The Miles
We were recently sent a Goin' West hydration backpack to check out for review. It is a straight forward backpack; easy to pack, easy to use, with the features typically needed/found in a pack. It is a 30 Liter size, which for me is a half day pack (to explain that, when I go dayhiking… Continue reading Gear Review: Goin’ West Hydration Backpack
We had things to on Whidbey Island this past weekend, and what a chilly morning it was. Even with being on the open water (Strait of Juan de Fuca) it was below freezing just after sunrise. Alistaire really wanted to watch the ferry take off from Mulkiteo and braved the cold winds. Looking across the… Continue reading Double Bluff Beach
Somehow, when backpacking, around day 2 to 3, conversation and mental day dreaming seems to end up centered on carby, cheesy foods. Especially pizza. There is something about the bread, cheese piled on, warm sauce and toppings.... Maybe with a cold beer? Well, for me it's an ice-cold ice tea. I can help you with… Continue reading Craving Pizza While Backpacking?