Summer Hiking Essentials


Gear Guide, Hike Reports

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 […]

July 10, 2020

Best Leggings to Hike In


Gear Guide, Hike Reports

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 […]

April 22, 2020

Snow Hiking Basic Safety Guidelines


Gear Guide, Hike Reports

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 […]

January 8, 2020

Top 3 Hiking Shoe Recommendations in 2019


Gear Guide

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 […]

July 12, 2019

Packing for Patagonia


Gear Guide

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, […]

February 13, 2019

Ultralight Backpacking Guide: Pack Lighter, Move Faster


Gear Guide

In 2018, I’ve transitioned from lightweight backpacking to ultralight (UL) backpacking. It’s been an interesting experience and I’m not hardcore and fully into it (there are definitely a lot of areas I can fully go ultralight on but I’m just not willing to yet), but there are two main adjustments for me which I’ll get […]

December 18, 2018

Tiff’s Personal Backpacking List


Gear Guide

If you read my previous backpacking guide post, here’s my personal gear list I use.  I love my gear and I love gear shopping and researching so I’d highly recommend the products I use… amongst so many others of course 🙂 I’m always open to new product recommendations so if you have anything really awesome […]

January 13, 2017