I’m a conservationist, hiker, and avid outdoorswoman with a degree in Ecology here to share my adventures, responsible hiking techniques, and lessons about beautiful wilderness areas.
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In general, a hiking plan is of the utmost importance. Having a destination, knowledge of miles, vertical incline, and trail conditions are pillars of safe hiking. But is there room for spontaneity for a type-A hiker? Having secured a campsite for a weekend hiking trip in the Flagstaff area, my husband and I made ourContinue reading “Lessons in Spontaneity”
Many hikers who follow Leave No Trace have been in this situation – you’re enjoying a trail, a viewpoint, a beautiful camping spot and you see someone romping off trail, setting up a tent on cryptobiotic soil crusts, or throwing rocks over a cliffside. Now you have to make a choice, do you say something?Continue reading “What’s Left Unsaid”
A few weeks ago, I wrote about something close to my heart: arid-land ecosystems and cryptobiotic crusts. Now I’m here to talk about another important ecosystem impacted by off trail hiking – the Alpine Tundra. During my time in Colorado, I climbed my first fourteener and couldn’t get enough of hiking and backpacking to alpineContinue reading “Don’t Always Walk the Path Less Traveled: Alpine Tundra”
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