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Gear Guide

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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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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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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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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Beginners Backpacking Guide – Tips & Gear

**Disclaimer:  This is a beginner’s backpacking guide according to MY EXPERIENCE AND OPINION.  I’m no expert – I’ve only been backpacking since summer 2015 but I want to share what I’ve learned for anyone else looking to transition from day hiking to overnight backpacking. This guide is to help you get started with planning and […]

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