Hiking the West Highland Way, part 4

This is part of a series. For the rest of the series, click on the links below. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Day 6 – Friday, 8 miles The midges came out again this morning, resulting in an early departure. Austin and I ate breakfast on the way, eating bananas and peanutContinue reading “Hiking the West Highland Way, part 4”

Hiking the West Highland Way, part 3

This is part of a series. For the rest of the series, click on the links below. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Day 5 – Thursday, 20 miles You know how people disdain discussing the weather as conversation material? This became our whole lives. Every person we met on the trail, fromContinue reading “Hiking the West Highland Way, part 3”

Hiking the West Highland Way, part 1

This is part of a series. For the rest of the series, click on the links below. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Siddown, I’m going to tell you a story about the best worst time of my life. July, 2016. After spending the summer in Germany for Austin’s internship, we wanted toContinue reading “Hiking the West Highland Way, part 1”

Solo hiking to Donut Falls

A couple of weeks ago I hiked to Donut Falls. THERE WERE NO DONUTS. So disappointing. I’ve done solo hiking before, but it was always on trails I’ve already done. This one was completely new to me and honestly driving out there through the canyon was the most terrifying part of it – everyone andContinue reading “Solo hiking to Donut Falls”

So you just hiked the worst hike in the world

Congratulations! You survived. That was awful. You will never do this again. Except you will. The pain fades away. The sunburn peels and turns into a tan. The blisters turn into calluses. These are actually kinda cool, you think. Badass. You notice how many people liked that photo you posted on Generic Social Media Site.Continue reading “So you just hiked the worst hike in the world”

Winter hiking 101: do’s and don’ts of snowshoeing

Do spell it “snowshoeing.” Not snowshoeng, snoshooing, or snowshuing. Think of Boeing. All those vowels together. It…it makes more sense in my head. Don’t use snowshoes on well-trafficked terrain. I mean, you can if you want. But this is a waste of perfectly good snowshoes and is much slower. If you plan to go onContinue reading “Winter hiking 101: do’s and don’ts of snowshoeing”