Waking up to crisp air, the first deep breath sending a tiny shiver coursing through your body. Fall is here, and Halloween is right around the corner! I love candy, and if it made sense to eat it for breakfast I would be allll about it; but alas I'm kind of an adult and I… Continue reading 3 Halloween Candy Bar Oatmeal Recipes
In a time where “do it for the gram” or “pics or it didn’t happen” is an often-spoken phrase, whether in jest or not, there’s always an undertone of seriousness. As someone situated in a community of people who value the escape the outdoors provide while also being fully entrenched in the social media generation… Continue reading Finding A Balance Between Social Media & Nature | Hiker Thoughts
This trail is hard. It’s pretty unanimously agreed upon that this is the second hardest trail in North Carolina, and after completing it I can see why. The first four miles of the trail have a combine 3,000 feet of elevation gain. Over the course of 12 miles you’ll summit seven different mountains, and the rollercoaster of… Continue reading Black Crest Mountain Trail Summary
Nemo Dagger Tent Review NOTE: I had the absolute pleasure of collaborating with Asheville photographer extraordinaire Edgar on this review! He was a delight to work with and really got my vision when it came to this post. I really don't think I could have enjoyed working with this talented guy more, and if you're… Continue reading Nemo Dagger 2P Tent Review.
Hiking Stats: Hike Length: 6.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,168 ft Difficulty: Moderate One of the most well-known and popular hikes in North Carolina is without a doubt Black Balsam. With the trail head easily accessible by a paved road, and the summit only one mile into your hike this mountain draws a crowd! The last… Continue reading Black Balsam to Mount Tennant Loop Trail Summary
The mountains are calling …and I picked up. I don’t know if it’s because I grew up surrounded by mountains almost always visible, or because over that last year or so hiking really has grown to mean this much to me, but now that I live in a city I get the most intense urge… Continue reading Hiking Creates Mental Clarity
Have you ever woken up to your alarm in the early hours of a weekend morning and wonder what on earth is going on? It’s the same feeling you get years after being out of school and feeling like you have an assignment due. Saturday morning at 6 am I awoke to the upbeat song… Continue reading Boone Scout Trail Review & Summary
Today’s post is a little different from what we usually do on here and I'm so excited for you to read it! I met my Maddy on Halloween night our Senior year of college. My friend had invited me out to a pregame at this girls house before we all went out to the bars downtown. When… Continue reading Interview With Maddy Eshholtz