Over the past two years I have been looking for a way to make a difference in the hiking community. I decided to create a resource for new hikers lost in the shuffle of social media criticism, sarcasm, and baseless advice- the Trail to 4k Challenge. Through this challenge, I’ve read from women who were

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Hello Trail to Summit readers! I just wanted to let you all know (if you’re not following me on social media) that I am alive and well and just taking a break from the blogging world. The past few months have been very hectic and exciting for me so I’ve had to put my site on

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Twice a year, Salt Lake City, Utah holds an enormous trade show called Outdoor Retailer where companies can showcase new gear that will appear in stores fall 2016. As media, I get the opportunity to take it all in, attending events, demoing gear, and meeting with retailers to get the scoop on what’s new. This

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For some reason, 2015 has blown right by! It was an incredible year for me personally and for Trail to Summit. I’ll take you through this year’s highlights and would to hear about yours! Make sure to leave me a comment. I’d love to hear from you! This year I had great opportunities for contributing

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This winter I will be giving talks throughout New England. Topics include Peak Bagging the New England 67, Hiking the John Muir Trail, and Ultralight Hiking and Backpacking. The first two will include photos of my hikes as well as information to help with planning your own adventures. The ultralight talk will include many UL

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  I’ve spent the last few weeks upgrading Trail to Summit as an early holiday present to my readers! There have been many large changes including switching over to a different host, faster loading speeds, and a whole new look! I’ve even added some new posts and pages. You will still see all of the

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Get a copy of Tom Ryan’s book  Following Atticus by heading over to the Trail to Summit Facebook page! Entering is simple. Submit a photo of your four-legged friend on the trail and a winner will be chosen at random Monday, November 10th! Thank you for following Trail to Summit. Have a great weekend! Following

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Registration Link Looking to hike further without excess pack weight holding you back? Join me for a talk and gear demo about how to let go of the extra gear/weight in  your backpack for lighter, longer, more enjoyable hikes this summer. Topics covered will include: • How to begin the process of lightening your pack

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If you are looking for an ultralight backpack or hiking accessories for this summer, take a look at Gossamer Gear’s line of products. All Trail to Summit readers receive 15% off sitewide! *Discount ends 6/5/2014! Enter TRAILTOSUMMIT at checkout for 15% off.  You must use this upon checkout in the *discount codes* field. Hiking on

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In an epic snow year, a group of artists leave their daily lives behind to hike & record the historic John Muir Trail. From Yosemite to Mt. Whitney: 219 miles in 25 days. Along the way, they are joined by musicians, painters, teachers & other adventure-seekers. In the midst of the grandeur & daily grind,

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