June 7, 2016

Trail Tuesday Gear Review: Bio Lite Power Light. This is a product that I, @im_nicolemarie never leave the house without. I have a story about how I have come to now rely on this product and a cautionary tale to all you solo and women hikers out there who may run into the very same situation I got myself into recently: 

No matter how much you hike, how much gear you own or how experienced you are you will undoubtedly one day find yourself on a trail or peak where you don’t have something you need. I, @im_nicolemarie am a stickler for having always mapped out my hikes as well as record my track when I am out on the trail. Recording your track is always a good idea, in case you happen to go off trail or miss a directional step along the way. So, recently I went out on a hike in the late afternoon and prepared...

June 4, 2016

We heard it was National Trails Day... So we went and did some venturing on one of the most beautiful trails here on the west coast, at Red Rocks Canyon in Las Vegas, NV. I, Nicole here at Women Who Hike visit Nevada often for work, so I have been called to this area where the scenery is breathtaking, the trails all a different variety, each with their with unique features. Red Rocks Canyon is a National Conservation Land that is one of 873 federally recognized areas and is part of 32 million acres of National Monuments, Wilderness Study Areas, Wild and Scenic Rivers, National Historic Trails and Conservation Lands of the California Deserts. The National Conservation Lands are uniquely diverse and include Red Rock Deserts (seen here), Indian Dwellings and Alaskan Tundras just to name a few. These lands, mo...

May 3, 2016

This is the Merrell All Out Crush shoe from Merrell. This shoe is made for the trail runner but we at Women Who Hike love it for getting out and hiking trails that are mixed terrain as well as any outside adventure that may include some scrambling across and over rocks. I, Nicole wore these twice recently at Red Rocks Canyon in NV and Joshua Tree. If you have ever been in either area you know that your hiking adventure takes you up and over rocks, boulders and these shoes are highly reliable when going down hill or doing some light climbing when going up for the best views. We also love these shoes because of the breathable mesh, perfect for those warm temperatures that are happening now and through the summer. My feet have always felt totally comfortable in them and they will continue to be a go to for th...

April 19, 2016

I am sure many of our followers have noticed the use of my Camelbak Aventura 22 lately. It particularly roomy for what Camelbak usually has to offer (22L gear capacity) which makes it extremely versatile for all kinds of different needs, with hydration of course being one of them... As the warmer temperatures are upon us, I've fallen in love over this pack for short and even longer journeys. The Aventura 22 is specially designed for a woman's frame with ventilation and specific suspension. It carries 3 liters of water and has multiple compartments for quick grabbing of necessary and small items, as well as ample storage of a little extra gear or change of clothes if needed. This pack moves with me comfortably, at any speed as well as vertical gain. The back panel features top-of-the-line padded pods t...

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