POSTS BY YEAR: 2017
August 19, 2017
The five hikes listed here are my favorites on the Oregon Coast, including trails to secluded beaches, through coastal rainforests, to summits with panoramic views, and along the coastline with tidepools, spouting horns, and if you are lucky, views of migrating whales.
July 31, 2017
This is my typical three-season backpacking gear list, with info about how I use each item.
July 22, 2017
I am one of the unlucky souls that mosquitoes love, yet I don’t want that to stop me from being able to go hiking and backpacking. To prepare for trips into areas that are known to have a lot of the biting nuisances, I use a three-step method.
July 5, 2017
Of all of the gear that I’ve purchased since beginning backpacking several years ago, getting the right sleeping bag has been a bit of a struggle.
June 13, 2017
SheJumps is a non-profit dedicated to increasing participation of women and girls in the outdoors. In this Jumper profile, I talk about what the wilderness has done for me.
May 18, 2017
Clothing for a typical two-night spring backpacking trip in the Pacific Northwest.
May 14, 2017
This is all of my gear for a typical two night backpacking trip in the Pacific Northwest.
March 22, 2017
I’ve made quite a few gear upgrades since the end of last year’s backpacking season, including a tent, sleeping quilt, rain jacket, insulated puffy, GPS device, and a camera. Beside replacing broken or lost gear, most of these items were upgraded so I could carry less weight while backpacking.
March 22, 2017
If you are looking for a lightweight and inexpensive cookset for camping or backpacking, the Survival Hax Camping Cooking Kit is worth considering. The full kit weighs less than a pound, and everything nests together for ease in carrying in the included stuff sack.