|At the Mesquite Sand Dunes, Death Valley|
Photo Credit to sifchen; follow her on Instagram!
I now live in the Pacific Northwest and spend my weekends exploring the Cascades and Olympics- so most updates will be coming from the West Coast. I'll still post updates from the Appalachians whenever I visit home though!
If you see me on the trails, don't be a stranger! I'd love to hear about the hikes you've done and plan for more hikes to do in the future.
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A note about the hiking difficulties described in this blog:
This is a blog written for people who hike or exercise fairly often. Hiking is often just walking, but it can be quite difficult if you're not in very good shape. In this blog, an "easy" hike is one that can be done without requiring a large amount of physical exertion that has minimal hazards. By this definition, a hike that is four miles long and has a couple hundred feet of elevation gain can still be "easy." Moderate hikes often are either fairly steep, fairly long, both, or involve more hazardous aspects like rock scrambling or river crossings. The few hikes that are rated strenuous on this blog usually combine significant length, elevation gain, and hazards. If you've never hiked before, I would advise you to start with an "easy" or "easy-moderate" hike.
I describe the principal hazards in each hike and justify the difficulty rating at the start of each hike description. Read this carefully to make sure the hike fits you.
Hiking is an activity that carries an inherent element of risk; outdoor conditions are often unpredictable and can lead to injury or death. It is your responsibility to make sure that you are prepared for backcountry travel and to manage risks encountered during or on the way to any hikes. While every effort is made to ensure that the content on this blog is accurate, trail conditions and sometimes even landscapes themselves may change, rendering the provided information obsolete or incorrect. By reading the content on this blog, you consent that the author of this site will not be held liable for any accidents, injury, or death that may result from using the information provided on this site or due to any potential inaccuracies in the information provided.