I am that hiker that does a full resupply at a gas station. I have hiked thousands of miles this way, but this year I decided that one of my projects is to increase the health of my backcountry meals. In that spirit, I jumped at the chance to test and review Food for the Sole.
Unlike what I had read about doing a sunrise summit of Whitney in past years, there was no stream of headlamps climbing their way up. It was just us.
I hiked in silence enjoying the beginning of the morning warming the land. I alternated between admiring the Pacific Ocean and the sunrise. A loud rustling stopped my reverie and I looked further down the trail and out of the bush came a creature playfully bounding towards me. What was it? It looked like a puppy, but as it approached I could clearly see it was a young fox. The fox looked up at me in surprise and we both jumped.
I wish I had known about this resource a year earlier. So for those who don't know what a RUCK is and why you might want to go, I thought I would share my experience.
Long distance hiker Danielle O'Farrell shares stories about and tips about Women's Health in the Outdoors.
Camping, backpacking, and hiking are great ways for everyone to enjoy the outdoors! However, longer trips may entail unique planning needs for women. We want women to know that with a few simple steps, you can plan any kind of outdoor adventure, any time, any where!
Everyone has their own way of doing things on a thru hike, whether it is how they attach their umbrella to their pack, when they take a break for dinner or what they find makes the best pillow at night. Here is a short list of modifications that I created and gathered from others before and along my hike. These are all simple adjustments to make and can be done the day before your hike, on trail, or during advanced planning.