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The Great Sand Dunes National Park: Go there for a day of playing on North America's tallest sand dunes or plan a multi-day backpacking adventure.

The Pee Rag

I was hesitant to give the pee rag a try at first because I thought the concept was kind of gross. After hearing about what a game-changer it is from other outdoor women, I finally gave it ago. That was years ago, and nowadays I swear by it. Pee rags are pretty simple: just use a bandana...

Cell Phones 101

I’m a bit of a social media addict, so I was constantly taking photos and uploading them to Facebook during my thru-hike. Also, my mom liked to regularly receive reassuring text messages from me letting her know I was still alive. While it’s definitely nice to disconnect from...

What Do You Eat?

In case you’re not sure what type of food to bring to the trail, here is a non-exhaustive list of backpacker friendly foods to give you some ideas. These are just my favorites, but you’ll find your own favorites. The most important thing to remember is to eat what you like to...

Best Sports Bras for Hiking

Choosing a sports bra for hiking and backpacking is no easy task. There are too many options out there and most don’t check all the boxes. In store options are limited, so we usually have to take a gamble on ordering online. Squished boobs, digging straps, and lack of support are...

Me Using My Osprey

Osprey Pack Review

I wanted to talk about how great this pack is.  I used the Osprey Aura 65 on my thru-hike and it did amazing.  There are a few things I look for in a good pack, and this one has them all. Comfort.  This is the number one thing I keep in mind when choosing a pack.  If my pack is...