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How To Get Over Your Fears of First Time Backcountry Camping

By Renee Hahnel | May 21, 2020 | 2 Comments
How To Get Over Your Fears of First Time Backcountry Camping

I vividly remember my first time backcountry camping. Looking back, I had very little idea of what I was doing and I made a lot of preventable mistakes. Each backpacking trip since then has led to a gradual increase in my confidence and skills… and now I’ve spent countless nights…

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How To Responsibly Enjoy Nature During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Renee Hahnel | March 23, 2020 | 3 Comments
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Last updated May 1st, 2020 Well, this is a post I never thought I would have to write! I am sure you are all aware by now that the world is experiencing a pandemic: COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. It’s undoubtedly scary and uncertain times, and many of us are drawing…

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Snowshoe to Artist Point (Washington’s BEST Winter Adventure!)

By Renee Hahnel | March 1, 2020 | 2 Comments
Snowshoe to Artist Point Washington

There are so many amazing things to do in the state of Washington during winter, but the absolute best (in my opinion) is to snowshoe to Artist Point! Located in the Mount Baker area of the North Cascades, Artist Point is a relatively accessible adventure to take during the winter…

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Eco-Friendly Outdoor Hygiene Tips for Every Hiker and Camper

By Renee Hahnel | February 5, 2020 | 1 Comment
Eco-Friendly Outdoor Hygiene Tips for Every Hiker and Camper

We all know that personal hygiene is a crucial aspect to our health. However, when you’re outdoors things can be a little more difficult… I still remember my first overnight camping trip and being SO worried about how I would poop in the backcountry 😆 Now I look back at…

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Leave No Trace: The Seven Principles (and Why You Should Care About Them!)

By Renee Hahnel | November 24, 2019 | 1 Comment
Leave No Trace The Seven Principles

The Leave No Trace Principles are guidelines that help people plan, prepare, and adventure more consciously. These seven principles were set up with our planet’s well being in mind. By practicing the LNT principles you are reducing your impact out in nature.

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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 | 18 Comments
Holy Grail Hiking and Camping Gear - 2019 Edition

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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