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My Favorite Gear from the REI Memorial Day Sale 2021

Camping & hiking season is here and so are the sales! REI has its annual sale from May 21-31 and I’ve put together a guide of some of my favorite gear that’s on sale now. I’ve been hiking/ backpacking/ camping for 6-7 years and only recommend the gear I personally use and love! **This post […]

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REI Labor Day Sale 2020: Shop My Favorite Items

It’s that time of the year again… the REI Labor Day Sale is here through Sept 7, 2020! REI usually has many of my favorite gear on sale but not so much this time around… listed below the gear, clothes, and snacks I use and love if you want to check it out! This is […]

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Resource Guide for How to Plan An Epic Backpacking Trip

How do you find this spot? What do you use to track your hikes? How do I download a track? How do you check the weather for your camp location? What gear do you recommend? These are questions I get asked often and although the answers may seem like common knowledge to veteran hikers, I […]

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Summer Hiking Essentials: Protect Your Skin from the Sun

Summer is here and I’ve put together a quick pack list of some of my must-have items for hiking in the sun & heat! While you are out enjoying the trails, lakes, camp, or beach, make sure to protect your skin from UV rays! 5 Must-Have Pack Items for Summer Outdoors Sun Block There are […]

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Best Leggings to Hike In

One of the questions I get the most often is what leggings do I recommend for hiking… so I’m finally putting my top picks in a blog post for you! If you’ve been following my journey for a while, you’ll see I only hike in leggings or shorts. A couple of things to keep in […]

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Snow Hiking Basic Safety Guidelines

Pack list for beginner snow hikers (day hikes only) + basic safety tips If you’re new to snow hiking and not sure where to start… we’ve all been there. The two questions I got the most from snow hikes are: wasn’t it cold & did you have microspikes… so I’ve prepared a winter day hike […]

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Thanksgiving Deals: Shop Tiff’s Favorite Gears

Sales for Black Friday + Cyber Monday & the Whole Shabang! I was going to put these all up on my IG stories but I thought it would be easier to just list some of my favorite gear that is on sale this weekend in a blog post with a quick review of why I […]

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Tiff hiking in Zion with Lowa Renegade
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Best 3 Hiking Shoe Recommendations in 2021

What is the best hiking shoe? The Lowa Renegade is a sturdy hiking boot that will protect your toes and fit so comfortably that I didn’t need to break it in. For faster hikers, an ultralight option is the Adidas Terrex Fast Surround. The Continental Rubber soles provide great grip for lightweight hiking shoes. What […]

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Packing for Patagonia

Patagonia is a bit of a longer trip and I always thought I would need to pack a lot, but I really didn’t need much. If you haven’t already checked out my blog post from my 16-day trip to Patagonia on both the Chile and Argentina side, you can read about it here. As requested, […]

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Ultralight Backpacking Gear Guide: How to Pack Lighter to Move Faster

Learn how ultralight backpacking can help you become a faster hiker and enjoy your time in the mountains. Get tips on how to drop your overnight backpack weight and my current and top gear recommendations.

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