hiking essentials

Trail Treats: Fall Flavored Granola Recipe

Posted on October 12, 2015

Need a healthy and yummy snack for the trail? This granola is easy to make and everybody loves it. I eat variations on this granola most mornings with some greek yogurt and that keeps me full for hiking, running, cutting down trees, picking daisies, or whatever it is I’m doing that day. Also some homemade granola in a nice jar makes a good gift. Follow this easy recipe for some great trail treats for your next hike.

10 Hiking Essentials for a Fall Hike

Posted on October 11, 2015

The weather has cooled off and there is a crispness in the air.  Slowly the trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses are changing colors as they die or become dormant for winter.  But what a sight! Those golds, oranges, maroons, browns, and violets- they are going out with a bang! It’s a great time to hike. It’s beautiful, a contrast to green summer days, and you might not even break a sweat with the chill in the air. But that cool airRead More

How to Hike a 14er

Posted on July 26, 2015

At the peak of a 14er you are on top of the continental United States.  You can see countless miles into the distance. You get this feeling of being tiny in a crazy big world, nestled up next to giant mountains, like fat blue whales floating in the sea. It is humbling to see, feel, and know that these mountains are there. They continue through the eons of time, while people climb them over and over again- little ants on a path. Whatever problemRead More