Setting yourself up for a successful thru-hike means anticipating some of the unfortunate events that could happen and preparing yourself accordingly, like GI disasters or infected blisters.
Having at least a rudimentary first aid kit in your pack is a good idea.
I'm not one for pharmaceuticals, though I do love a good hit of Advil once in a while, so in this post I give you some essential oil alternatives to popping pills on the trail. Read More
So when the day is done, and many miles have been hiked in unforgiving footwear, I like to give my little piggies a special treat.
I like to massage them with my special Thru-Hiker Foot Balm.
I wanted to share my special Foot Balm recipe with you because I want your feet to be pampered and appreciated, too.
Your feet are going to LOVE this! Read More
I'm training for my upcoming Appalachian Trail thru-hike and I'm fortunate to live in a place that makes training easy, mostly fun, always beautiful.
Black Balsam Knob to Shining Rock is a ball buster. But it's also one of my favorite training hikes in my lead-up to my thru-hike.
Which I'm certain will be the mother of all ball-busters. Read More