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It took me three years to acknowledge my experience as a Latina Thru-Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. It was supposed to be published in a hard-copy magazine in December. Note: in 2019, 7.6% of thru-hikers on the PCT are BIPOC, 2% are Latinos, 40% are female. Latinas are less than 1% on the trail. Halfway… Read more Thru-Hiking The PCT as a Latina. →
What are the perks of a National Parks pass? It’s $80, so it better be worth it, right? Following up on my previous post, $80 for an annual pass may seem a lot of money, but it is $80 for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per-vehicle fee areas or up… Read more All About the National Parks Annual Pass →
Who loves independence? 🙋🏽♀️⠀ I love the freedom of grabbing my fanny pack and setting forth to do whatever I need to do. I don’t need to tell anyone where I am doing either. I’m a strong and independent female! *cues Destiny’s Child music* Whatever you do in your personal life, that’s great. I’m glad… Read more Outdoor Safety: Tell Someone Where You are Going →
Here is a hiking guide for the Leave No Trace mantra or hiking code, however you would like to think of it. t’s common to read it on signs, hear people mention it, or see it on social media. But what does it mean? There are several layers to it, and I wanted to provide… Read more Hiking Guide: Leave No Trace →
Bookmark this post or take of a screenshot of this generic list of things to consider before going on a day hike. GET YOUR HIKE ON Y’ALL! Be bold and healthy. Be free, get excited to breathe air, and stay hydrated to finish the hike. Think twice before walking out of your home. It is… Read more Day Hike Check-List →
Have you heard of an annual state parks pass? Have you considered purchasing it? Are you an Annual State Parks Pass owner, or have you been a previous owner? If you are live near several state parks and/or beaches and plan to be more active within the next 12 months, this could be an option… Read more All About Annual State Parks Passes →
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