Orcas Island has the best hiking of the San Juan Islands. And luckily for us, those hikes are all close to some delicious beer!
Sunburned, bug-bitten, fatigued–I know the feeling after getting home from a backpacking trip. But there’s a few things you just have to do before putting bags of frozen peas on your knees and ordering that pizza!
When backpacking, you *can* bring all of your water with you, but that can be very heavy. It’s far easier to get water on the trail. While some may think filtering or purifying water isn’t necessary, that’s a gamble I would only make in a life-or-death instance. But with so many options, which treatment is […]
For backpacking, bringing ‘just the essentials’ can feel like a ton (especially if it’s your first time or you’re not using the most-lightweight stuff money can buy), and every single ounce counts. So why would I advocate bringing luxury items? Because you’ve earned it! Lugging your own gear over miles should be celebrated–and here’s how […]