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 [...]

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 Natinoal 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 really. This area can be [...]

By | 2017-07-31T02:43:39+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 | 2017-07-31T23:58:55+00:00 March 30th, 2016|All Blog Entries, Backpacking, National Forests, Pennsylvania|0 Comments

Tips On Lightening Your Backpack

Tired of all those aches and pains. Me too! Unfortunately, I can’t take those away. But, I have lightened my load by using these few steps, and if your interested, so can you! […]

Hiking and Living in Denali National Park- a remarkable experience!

At nineteen years of age, I decided to pack up and head to Alaska, to live in Denali National Park, a 6 million acre park! I did not know what to expect. I knew no one there and I had no idea what I was in for! So here I am with no money, broke [...]

By | 2017-07-31T22:45:59+00:00 March 5th, 2016|Alaska, All Blog Entries, Backpacking, National Parks|0 Comments