The overall experience of hiking for something bigger than myself is what #HikeWithHeart means to me. I hike for personal enjoyment, but I also choose to hike for a good cause: raising money for charity. I’m also passionate about practicing Leave No Trace ethics so I can leave the outdoor spaces I visit a little cleaner than when I came.
Get a first look at the gear I’ll be carrying as a Granite Gear Grounds Keeper. I’ll be taking Leave No Trace ethics to the next level by picking up and packing out as much trash as possible while hiking Florida’s scenic trails.
Disappearing creeks, fields full of butterflies, waterfalls and more can be found in my latest hike along the Suwannee section of the Florida Trail. I also discovered I can sleep through a firework barrage.
Have gear advice questions? Ask them. Here’s a small, helpful article on gear selection for beginner backpackers and hikers.
The answer to one of the most common questions a hiker will hear may be one of your biggest strengths. Read my answer to the “Why?” question every long distance hiker will have to ponder.