Brooks Cascadia 12 Trail Running Shoe

  The women’s Brooks Cascadia 12 is a trail running shoe that provides the comfort of a sneaker but the durability of a hiking boot. I recently made the switch from my Salomon trail runners to the Cascadia. Given the mega popularity of the brand and more specifically the shoe among hikers, I’m surprised it... Continue Reading →

Big Schloss

Big Schloss, a relatively short hike in the George Washington National Forest provides gorgeous views and good workout in the first mile then gentle hills.

Salomon Lightning Softshell Jacket

The Women’s Salomon Lightening Softshell Jacket is a lightweight, flattering and comfortable softshell. I’ve owned this jacket for nine months and hiked with it a few times this year, including a recent one that involved some heavy rock scrambling in Shenandoah National Park. I also wore the jacket during an indoor climb. In each of... Continue Reading →

Old Rag

Old Rag is extremely popular among D.C. area hikers - new and experienced! The popularity of this hike is well-earned not just because of the nearly mile long boulders that require jumping, crawling and even climbing, but also because of the many beautiful views the hike offers. The crew ready to take on Old Rag!... Continue Reading →

Rim to Rim Hike – Grand Canyon National Park

My sister and I hiked the Grand Canyon from the north rim to the south rim last summer. We planned for a four day hike but we made good time and finished in three days. As any sane person would do, we celebrated the completion of our adventure at a resort in Scottsdale.  

Yosemite National Park

After a record snowfall in the winter, it was an epic thawing of Yosemite in May. The falls were raging, many trails were flooded and the eastern side of the park was packed in with snow and not accessible in May but it was a fun adventure nevertheless! Our first stop in the park was... Continue Reading →

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