Author: Michelle

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Looking for a Thru Hike? Consider the Colorado Trail

Every few years or so a book or movie will come out about an intrepid thru hiker who learns about themselves through the transformative experiences of thru hiking. In fact thru hiking has become such a “thing” that many of us who would never step foot on a trail are familiar with the Pacific Crest…
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How to Prepare for the Impact of Climate Change On Your Hike

Living in Colorado, we began noticing that the weather was changing years ago. We noticed that the snow seasons were getting shorter, that rainy days didn’t seem to happen as often and fire seasons were becoming a lot longer. Coloradans and folks across the world have sadly become aware of climate change in real-time. As…
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Hiking Safety Tips for Women Hiking Alone

Are you a woman who is interested in hiking but are concerned about your personal safety? As a woman who hikes every month of the year, I am 100% committed to not only focusing on my personal safety as I explore the outdoors but the safety of everyone else who would like to do the…
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The Best POC Hiking Groups to Join

I grew up in Boulder, Colorado and as a result of that upbringing, I experienced exploring the outdoors at a pretty young age. But, my mom wasn’t the one taking me hiking, horseback riding, and camping. She was too busy working and trying to get through university, instead, the local YMCA actively introduced me to…
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The Best Hikes Near Denver That Locals Will Tell You About

Living in close proximity to the Rocky Mountains gives Denverites access to some of the best hiking in the world. But, with the overwhelming growth in the state’s population, locals have become increasingly reluctant to share some of their favorite hiking trails. Their fear is that those favorite spots will be overrun with hikers and…
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