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Food Review: Sporkables

Food Review: Sporkables

Sporkables is a new dehydrated food company founded by a professional chef/ mom of an AT hiker. She created Sporkables to be “Home Cooking for Hungry Hikers”—nutritious, lightweight foods, that don’t take a lot of water to dehydrate. One huge advantage of Sporkables...
Stocking Stuffers for Hikers: Food Edition

Stocking Stuffers for Hikers: Food Edition

  The term might be used best to describe how to train a dog, but I would identify myself as Highly Motivated By Food. So, when it comes to hiking up the next big climb or making big miles to the next water, there’s no incentive to keep moving quite like a Food Treat....

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As many of you know, I’m 1 or 4 ambassadors for the American Hiking Society, the only nation-wide organization working on behalf of hikers in Washington. Earlier this year, AHS partnered with Michelob Ultra to create the Michelob Ultra Superior Trails program. We all...
Minimalist Non-Gear Gifts for the Weary Hiker:

Minimalist Non-Gear Gifts for the Weary Hiker:

Backpacking with all your worldly belongings turns many into minimalists. So what do you get a hiker—be it a friend or family member—that fits into his or her minimalist style while also acknowledging that person’s love for hiking? What do you get a hiker who is still...
Seattle Urban Hike: Day 4 Halloween

Seattle Urban Hike: Day 4 Halloween

I woke up at my friend Meredith’s studio apartment looking out at rain. She had come back late from a Halloween party and I quietly put my things together in the dark, trying to not wake her. There were some miles that needed to be made up today, and an early...
Seattle Urban Thru Hike: Day 3

Seattle Urban Thru Hike: Day 3

  I woke up in Luna Sandal’s headquarters in Queen Anne. Despite being a retail space, it feels like a home. My friend Lindsay “Marmot,” who also lives in Queen Anne, came by and we enjoyed some coffee and pastries at the local coffee shop. I must say, I knew...