What is Hike With Heart? I hike for personal enjoyment, but I also choose to hike for a good cause: usually raising money for charity. I also practice Leave No Trace so I can leave the outdoor spaces I visit a little cleaner than when I came. The overall experience of hiking for something bigger than myself is what #HikeWithHeart means to me.
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.
Another abandoned hat is saved, I spot a furry creature and spend the night in the Fontana Hilton. I also encounter my first charging cord monster – hello, Fontana Dam!
Great views, more rain, a big climb in less than a mile and me falling on my face. North Carolina is delivering on a great hiking experience.