Hikers and runners know how important good socks can be. Without good socks, blisters, wounds and raw spots can develop and even cause long-term foot issues. Socks are also the number one requested item by the homeless according, to many sources. For the past two years, the Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy (full disclaimer here – […]
I have a friend who says there is no bad weather for being outdoors, just people who don’t know how to dress for bad weather. I disagree. I HATE cold weather. But I LOVE being outdoors. Sometimes it is really hard to come to terms with these two things. I try to get outside every […]
Last minute gifts for hikers
There is still time to grab a few last minute gifts for the hikers in your life – or yourself. In an earlier post, I mentioned essentials for hikers. REI has this great list. https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html. A few snack bars, headlamp or a fine pair of socks make great stocking stuffers and are much appreciated by […]
Red Rock Canyon Open Space. One of my favorite hiking spots in Colorado and as far as I’m concerned, one of the most beautiful places on earth. Every day of the week, there will be dozens and dozens of hikers at the park and on the weekends, it is hard to find a parking place […]
Dirty hiking shoes? What next?
Oh no. Those favorite hiking shoes. You looked everywhere for them, tried dozens and finally found The.Perfect.Hiking.Shoe. And then they start getting worn, muddy and well, tired. I know how painful it can be when you are trying to decide – to clean or throw away. I was just there in June after […]