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Car Camping Essentials List: Ultimate Printable Checklist!

By Renee Hahnel | December 22, 2020 | 0 Comments
Car Camping Essentials List and Packing Checklist

Car camping is such an amazing way to experience nature without having to work too hard for it. You can pack more luxury gear as opposed to backpacking, and you can just drive right up to your camping spot! It’s also a great way to take a much-needed break from…

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How To Make Barista Worthy Coffee While Camping

By Renee Hahnel | December 17, 2020 | 0 Comments
How To Make Barista Worthy Coffee While Camping

Is there anything better than a steaming hot cup of coffee after a crisp night sleeping outdoors? It’s one of my favorite parts about camping trips… crawling out of the tent and undergoing the ritual of coffee making while listening to the sounds of nature. Knowing how to make coffee…

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What To Wear Hiking As A Woman

By Renee Hahnel | October 25, 2020 | 2 Comments
What To Wear Hiking as a Woman

Hiking is one of the most rewarding outdoor activities and I want to help you get out there and hit the trails! One of the basics to planning a hiking adventure is knowing what clothing and shoes to wear. You don’t need a bunch of fancy gear to enjoy hiking,…

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First Time Solo Backpacking as a Woman

By Renee Hahnel | September 13, 2020 | 0 Comments
First Time Solo Backpacking as a Woman - Backpacking Tips for Women

Solo backpacking as a woman for the first time can be intimidating, but once you overcome those initial fears it can be a really fun and empowering experience! In this blog post I am sharing solo backpacking tips for women and speaking about my own experience first time solo backpacking.…

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The Best Hiking Shoes for Women and Men in 2020

By Renee Hahnel | August 20, 2020 | 3 Comments
The Best Hiking Shoes for Women and Men 2020

I get asked multiple times a day about what the best hiking shoes are, for both women and men. Having comfortable and appropriate hiking shoes literally changes whether or not you enjoy a hiking adventure, so I totally get why it’s such a popular question! I’ve been an avid hiker…

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Must Know Bear Safety for Hiking and Camping

By Renee Hahnel | August 5, 2020 | 5 Comments
Must Know Bear Safety when Hiking and Camping

If you plan to adventure in bear country it’s vital that you know proper bear safety guidelines. Bears are not something to be feared, but they should most definitely be respected and prepared for. I have come across many bears on the trail and not once have I experienced any…

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11 Incredible Beginner Friendly Hikes in Washington

By Renee Hahnel | June 27, 2020 | 13 Comments
Beginner Friendly Hikes in Washington State

One of the questions I get asked most frequently is about my recommendations for Washington hikes. In particular, which trails I suggest for beginners and people just getting into hiking. So I have put together this blog post featuring the 11 BEST beginner friendly hikes here in Washington state! In…

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How To Get Over Your Fears of First Time Backcountry Camping

By Renee Hahnel | May 21, 2020 | 8 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
How To Responsibly Enjoy Nature During the COVID-19 Pandemic BANNER

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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