Snacking is one of my favorite pastimes, so I was super excited to write this post (and equally surprised it took me this long to get to it). Outdoors activities open up a glorious new world of snacking. What other reason could possibly justify the purchase of Sports Beans? Yes, those are a thing. AndContinue reading “Beginner’s guide to what to eat when you go hiking”
Seeing some meese (yes, I know that’s not actually the plural of moose) has been on my outdoorsy bucket list for well over a year. It first started when I was working in Vermont and realized that was prime meesey habitat. After leaving without seeing so much as a squirrel, I shelved my moose ambitionsContinue reading “Beginner’s Trail Guide: West side of Rocky Mountain National Park”
Going camping for the first time is exciting, but also a little intimidating. Learn what to pack and what to leave at home for your first camping trip.
Editor’s Note: Most of you get here by Googling some form of “Can I wear sweatpants to go hiking?” The answer is absolutely yes. Despite what Pinterest will tell you, if you want to try out hiking, you don’t need much. If you’re on a well-maintained trail and go on a day with mild temperatures,Continue reading “What to wear the first time you go hiking”
For a long time, I lived life completely unaware of the glorious world of sock options. I thought that white cotton ankle socks were as good as it got. But during my first-ever trip to REI, I was informed in no uncertain terms that cotton socks were not going to cut it. Cotton doesn’t wickContinue reading “The best socks for hiking and running”
I define hiking as walking outside on an unpaved surface. Which could be why I have an unpopular opinion about hiking footwear. My hot take on hiking boots: 90% of people getting outside probably don’t need hiking boots in the first place. They’re expensive. And most hikes the average Outdoor Beginner goes on don’t requireContinue reading “Gear Guide: How to pick out your first pair of hiking boots”
I’m a beginner, just like you. Until a few years ago, I never even owned a pair of hiking boots. I grew up in Maryland running around in the woods like a wild child, either on foot with my dog or on the back of a pony that I’m sure was wondering why the @#$* itContinue reading “Who Am I?”