How I Stay Safe on the Trail

Many people get an uneasy feeling when hiking in the woods, away from society, whether it be with others or by themselves. Some people choose to not even go hiking by themselves because they are afraid of the danger that could be present on the trail. […]

What is high pointing?

High pointing is summiting to the highest point of each state. Now, you don’t have to hit all 50 to be a high pointer. […]

What to expect in Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park, located in southwest Texas right by the Mexico border is a great destination to check out, especially in the winter months. […]

By | 2017-12-31T15:57:12+00:00 November 16th, 2017|All Blog Entries, Backpacking, Destinations, National Parks, Texas, Trails|0 Comments

Teton National Park : Best Hiking and things to see and do!

The Tetons are one of my favorite mountain ranges in the world! With that said, make sure you don't just drive through it like most visitors, but rather set time aside to explore the mountains!!! If you can, spend at least one week here. Trust me, there are more than enough trails and things [...]

Everything you Need to Know about Thru-Hiking the Arizona Trail

In February of 2017, I decided to hike the AZT on a whim. The trail is an 803 mile trail running North and South from the borders of Mexico to Utah. I gave myself not even two weeks to prepare for this trip. It turned out great, but depending on how thorough you want to plan it, [...]

Backpacking internationally vs. Backpacking in the Wilderness

Until I experienced both kinds of backpacking for myself, I didn’t realize how completely different these two are, and yet we use the exact same word. When someone says their doing a backpacking trip around the world, it generally means this person is going to be living out of hostels, hotels, air b&b’s and/or out [...]

Skyline Divide Trail- Mount Baker Area, Washington

Skyline Divide Trail is one of my favorite trails in Washington. It is in the Mount Baker Area in Snoqualmie National Forest.  You head up a series of switchbacks and before you know it, you are on this ridge line and it can last as long as you want it to [...]

By | 2017-12-31T16:46:41+00:00 August 20th, 2016|All Blog Entries, Backpacking, National Forests, Washington|0 Comments

Yellow Aster Butte Trail- Washington

The Yellow Aster Butte trail, located in the state of Washington, is a short but strenuous 2.5 mile hike to the top. It is in the Mount Baker Wilderness and has phenomenal views! One of my favorite hikes in the Mount Baker area! […]

By | 2017-07-31T10:48:45+00:00 August 11th, 2016|Backpacking, National Forests, Washington|4 Comments

Yosemite National Park Hiking- Yosemite Valley Floor

Yosemite National Park is in the top 20 largest National Parks, ranking number 16. You could spend an entire summer just hiking all the trails in Yosemite. It’s huge! There is a lot of hiking and there are many other things to do there too such as fishing, rafting, rock-climbing, swimming, etc. It’s a fascinating park [...]

By | 2017-07-31T16:03:02+00:00 July 9th, 2016|All Blog Entries, Backpacking, California, National Parks|4 Comments

Weekend Backpacking Trip for all you Western New Yorkers and Pennsylvanians!!!

We have a lot in Buffalo, but backpacking is just not one of them. Hiking yes, backpacking, no. But…. there is a place only 1 1/2 hours from Buffalo where there really is a decent amount of backpacking! Yay!!!!! Good news!  […]

By | 2017-12-31T17:57:26+00:00 March 30th, 2016|All Blog Entries, Backpacking, National Forests, Pennsylvania|0 Comments