A trail family, a dog named "Not A Llama" and some gorgeous trail led me to the Nantahala Outdoor Center.
I'll change plans today based on the weather and some electronics fail causing quite a scene! It's hard to argue with Italian food and a warm bed, though.
I end up Solo, but this eventful day on trail is filled with new people, good food and a hard-core shuttle driver.
No one told me the path to Albert Mountain was so shiny! They didn't mention the climb was so rocky, either. Will the view at the top be clouds and rain or the beautiful panorama I want so badly? Today is the day I hit the 100 mile mark and find out.
I kick off my 2018 section hike by spending my first night in a trail shelter and weathering sub-tropical storm Alberto.
This article originally appeared on The Trek, which you can read here. When I tell people I hike long distance, I am often asked safety-related questions, like “Do you carry a gun?” or “Do you have a satellite device for emergencies?” There are many opinions on whether they are worth the weight or expense, but … Continue reading False Alarm: When My Emergency Electronics Fail
A home made, flavorful Ramen noodle recipe you can enjoy while hiking or backpacking
A scenic Florida Trail hike along the Suwannee River from Big Shoals to Camp Branch with rapids, a waterfall, night hiking and some unusually cold hiking for Florida.
I'm excited to announce I've partnered with Ability Tree First Coast! Read the full article for more 2018 Charity Hike details.
Not quite ultralight, but check out how I dropped 4.2lbs off my pack weight and see if you can reduce your base weight, too!