Not Throwing Stones from My Glass House – Surprises, Mistakes, and Lessons Learned in the Smoky Mountains

TheΒ phenomenon of judging others is not uncommon in the hiking world, or outdoors community at large. For example, in an opinion piece in the Denver Post, Gail Schoettler criticizes those who enter wilderness areas unprepared, saying, "taking the proper equipment is just common sense β€” and a lifesaver in case of emergency." Schoettler's use of…Read more Not Throwing Stones from My Glass House – Surprises, Mistakes, and Lessons Learned in the Smoky Mountains

Blazing the Trail – Literally: The Story of the First Female Hikers to Complete the Continental Divide Trail

I had originally planned on a different topic for my second post. This week, however, my mom decided that she and I were going to attend a free lecture, hosted by the Boulder REI, discussing the first two female through-hikers ever to complete the Continental Divide Trail (CDT). In typical style (my mom and I…Read more Blazing the Trail – Literally: The Story of the First Female Hikers to Complete the Continental Divide Trail