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9 Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep when Backcountry Camping

By Renee Hahnel | October 3, 2019 | 2 Comments
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Getting a decent nights sleep is one of the biggest things people struggle with when they first start out backcountry camping. I began taking regular overnight and multi-day camping trips about 5-6 years ago. Back then I remember wondering how the heck I would get a good night’s sleep whilst…

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Garibaldi Provincial Park: Panorama Ridge Overnight Backpacking Trip

By Renee Hahnel | August 31, 2019 | 8 Comments
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Panorama Ridge is one of those WOAH locations that you see online and just know you have to experience it for yourself. Located in Garibaldi Provincial Park, this epic hike is not the easiest to get to… in fact, it’s quite challenging! (Don’t let that deter you though!) In this…

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Mount Rainier National Park Guide: Everything You Need to Know

By Renee Hahnel | July 24, 2019 | 5 Comments
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Mount Rainier National Park has to be one of the most stunning places in the entire world! From meadows of wildflowers, to old-growth forest, to beautiful waterfalls and rivers, and incredible mountain views… Mount Rainier really is a nature lovers dream. I have visited the park at least 10 times…

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Holy Grail Hiking and Camping Gear – 2019 Edition

By Renee Hahnel | July 1, 2019 | 12 Comments
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I’ve tried a lot of hiking and camping gear over the years and there are some items I just keep coming back to. For me, a piece of gear gets the tick of approval if it does what it performs as advertised, lasts a long time, is lightweight and easy…

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7 Magical Winter Outdoor Adventures For The Holidays

By Renee Hahnel | December 9, 2018 | 1 Comment
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I love December in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s such a magical time of the year with all the snow, cozy vibes, yummy food, nostalgic traditions, and of course the winter outdoor adventures! I often here people say that they only really get outdoors in summer and typically hibernating during winter. It…

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Get Outside: The Ultimate Winter Hiking and Camping Guide

By Renee Hahnel | November 13, 2018 | 11 Comments
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Winter hiking and camping can be absolutely magical… but it can also be downright miserable. It all comes down to being prepared, ensuring you have adequate gear, and researching the conditions. I’ve spent some very cold nights out winter camping and over the years have dialed in my gear and…

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Olympic National Park Adventure: 24 Hour Getaway from Seattle

By Renee Hahnel | October 29, 2018 | 4 Comments
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An Olympic National Park getaway is the perfect 24 hour or weekend adventure from Seattle. This park has it all! I’m talking a beautiful coastline, lust rain forests, and soaring mountains. You will have a hard time choosing what to do with your time… and that’s where this post comes in!…

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Get Outside: A Beginners Guide to Backcountry Camping

By Renee Hahnel | August 26, 2018 | 13 Comments
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Sleeping outdoors, wild animals, carrying all your gear, pooping in the woods… backcountry camping can seem daunting if you haven’t done it before. Like most things though, camping in the backcountry is something you get better at with practice and everyone has to start somewhere! This guide shares with you…

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Couples Adventure Getaway to British Columbia, Canada

By Renee Hahnel | August 15, 2018 | 15 Comments

My husband and I recently went on an adventurous short getaway to beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Being based in Seattle, it’s an absolute no-brainer to explore British Columbia at least a couple of times a year… it’s only a 2 hour drive! As many of you know, my husband and…

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5 Epic Alaska Hiking & Backpacking Adventures (+ Packing Tips!)

By Renee Hahnel | August 8, 2018 | 17 Comments
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Alaska is jam packed with incredible hiking trails and opportunities for backpacking. I know it’s kind of cliche, but Alaska really does have an untamed wildness about it… and the state has some of the most rugged landscapes in the world. In saying that, you don’t have to be Bear…

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