Where can I go hiking? Are the trails closed? How do I find out? Who do I call?
There are 2.27 billion acres of public lands here in the US. What are our public lands? How do we find them and how do we use them? Our public lands are places where we can recreate. Recreation comes in all forms. Whether you’re a hiker or a climber, or simply getting out for a walk or a picnic, you’re probably doing so on lands that are public. I’ve come to learn that during this pandemic, people are wanting to get outside more than ever. While it’s a good thing that more people are interested in fresh air and recreating, it is not necessarily a good thing right now. We need to be staying at home, and if we are getting outside to recreate, we need to be staying as close to home as possible.
Can we still go hiking? **UPDATED MARCH 30TH** On Thursday evening, March 19th a Stay At Home order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 went into effect for all of California. Many people were confused at what the order meant for getting outside and going hiking. We spoke to one of our state legislators the next morning for the specifics about how we should and could still get outside, while also staying at home. In this blog is everything you need to know about what it means to ‘Stay At Home’ and how you can still get outside, responsibly.
Here are some updates we wanted to add as more states, cities, and counties are adding Stay At Home orders. Many trails, parks, and campgrounds are now closed. Know before you go. If you're going outside, get outside where you live, in your immediate area. This...
As summer comes to a close, we’re reminiscing on one of our favorite hiking trips... in Idaho! We spent a week in Idaho starting our trip in the Sawtooth Mountains and ended our trip in Sun Valley. The highlight of the trip was getting to hike and backpack in the Sawtooth National Forest along the White Clouds Loop.
We are super excited to introduce you to an all new hiking boot and shoe from Merrell. To win the all new Zion hiking boot or shoe enter our social media giveaway now through September 16th. We recently took the Zion Mid Waterproof hiking boot for a weekend trip to the desert for some hiking and camping.
We expected cooler temperatures, so the first thing we noticed about the Zion was the ventilation features. The Zion features a ballistic mesh and leather upper with a breathable lining. M Select Dry is also employed to let moisture escape and it works to keep moisture out as well. The full grain leather is also waterproof.
I’m a huge fan of a mid boot that is lightweight and the Zion really delivers! The Zion is built on a running platform and it fits and feels like a sneaker that is made for casual and to...
It’s Trail Tuesday and today we’re sharing a new Women Who Hike perk, from Backpackers Pantry. It’s backpacking the season, and we’re scheming on what foods to bring on our packs for long days in the backcountry. We have been faithfully eating meals from Backpackers Pantry for about a year now and we’re about to tell you why we love their food as well as their company ethics!
First off, Backpackers Pantry meals are freakin delicious. I @Im_NicoleMarie first made the switch as I was changing my diet last year to be gluten free with more clean eating. Nutrition is paramount at Backpacker's Pantry. Their standard for each meal is protein, carbs, and fat- all in a healthy balance. They believe in good, clean ingredients with no alternatives. Each of their meals contains real, plant based ingredients with no roo...
This month and all summer long we will be participating in the Why I Hike campaign! For nearly 100 years, Eddie Bauer has been inspiring and enabling people to live their adventure. The #WhyIHike campaign is a time where we can all share what inspires us to get outside and hike. Whether it’s a multi-day trek or tackling a local trail, there are plenty of reasons why people go hiking. Some hike to disconnect while others hike to make connections. Some hike for physical health while some hike to find inner healing. For some it’s a personal challenge, while many are taking on the larger challenge of making the outdoors a more welcoming place for all.
All this month and through the summer we will be sharing more of our #WhyIHike stories here at @womenwhohike. We also want to encourage you all to seek out the st...
It’s backpacking season and we couldn’t be more excited to break out some of our favorite gear- both new and old! I @Im_NicoleMarie am a huge fan of browsing, researching and buying new gear from backcountry.com. From the comfort of my own home I can shop a wide array of apparel and gear for hiking, backpacking, and adventure travel. No matter where I am headed or what I may need, I know that Backcountry has it… and they deliver! Literally!
I’ve been a customer of @backcountry since 2015, and today I am sharing the Backcountry love by offering you, #womenwhohike, 15% off your first purchase at backcountry.com. Promo Code: WOMENWHOHIKE (no expiration date).
Some of my go to gear for hiking and backpacking this season is:
We are so excited about this Trail Tuesday and to introduce you to an all new Hydro Hiking shoe and sandal from Merrell, the Choprock! There are three styles in the lineup, so there is something for everyone, just in time for summer!
The Choprock is made for days spent around water and is a high tech quick drying shoe that is both a heavy duty hiker and hydro hiker. This Choprock model is perfect for those who want to avoid any debris and small pebbles from entering your footwear when hiking in water.
The Choprock Strap is a capable hiking sandal that is packed with high tech materials that dry out fast, grip on slick terrain, and protect the soles of your feet from debris.
The Choprock Shandal is what I would consider a cross between the Choprock and the Choprock Strap with ports for water evacuation a...
It is spring and summer hiking season… the PERFECT time for us to partner with Deuter USA for a pack giveaway! A few years back, I was lucky enough to have been fitted for my first Deuter pack at my local co-op. It was the first time that I learned that Deuter made packs especially for women, aka the ‘SL Fit’. So, what is an SL fit and why is it important? Deuter is invested in both technology and comfort for women. They have an established team of professional athletes and designers who are responsible for the development of the SL packs. And ladies, this isn’t just about cool colors for the trail… the SL packs are about support, suspension and pairing to the female anatomy.
The holiday season is here… and we are giving away a few awesome items from our Women Who Hike collection that you can now shop on the Wylder Goods website.
I @Im_Nicolemarie have been shopping Wylder Goods, an online marketplace for outdoor women since it’s inception. They’re responsible for a few of my favorite things in my wardrobe and gear closet including my @bribol earrings, @patagonia jackets and of course the original @wyldergoods trucker hat (seen here) as well as other things like outdoor inspired home goods, stylish reusables and the @sarahvirginiauhl calendar, which we gifted to our entire ambassador team last year!
There is some great new stuff in the store this year, just in time for the holidays! One of the standouts is the National Parks Of The USA book which I have gifted to my nieces and ne...