Backpacking Tips

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Womens’ Retreat Spring 2016

Womens’ Retreat Spring 2016

What an amazing time we had connecting and refreshing! We enjoyed the restorative wilderness of the Laguna Mountains for our two-day retreat. For our adventure, we had amazing rain, sun, flowers, and canyon fragrances. We also had the time to be present in the moment,...

Trail Training

Training for backpacking takes time and some dedication.  The Sierras or the John Muir Trail (JMT) calls us to trek for several weeks into the beauty of California’s Mountains each summer. I believe training for the journey is one of the most important ways to be able...
Backpacking Tips:  Comfort with Layers

Backpacking Tips: Comfort with Layers

To Comfort! I’ve found there are two ways to learn how to dress for backpacking comfort – a lot of miserable trial and error OR one can follow a few simple tips. My experience comes from a mix of both approaches. At the end of this post I’ve included the layers...

Inspiration

There are some of us who enjoy watching others, from a couch, to be inspired to GO EXPLORE. Please be inspired to enjoy a portion of these journeys (or the entire thing).         These are our kinda trips – Laughter, Comaraderie, and Enjoying...
Backpacking Tips:  Taking Pictures

Backpacking Tips: Taking Pictures

Tip:  To take great pictures, your camera must be handy and easy to use. In July 2014, I needed to choose a camera for my 21 day backpack on the John Muir Trail. After a lot of debate and evaluating many cameras, I brought my cell phone in a Lifeproof case. This was...

Tip: Stay Found with Basic Navigation Skills

It was a dark and stormy day. Two travelers followed a trail which was clearly marked as they journeyed from the Florence Lake Ferry to connect back onto the John Muir Trail. They followed the trail nearly 2 miles before one of them had a funny feeling and she glanced...
Pad Thai on the Trail

Pad Thai on the Trail

Pad Thai on the Trail is delicious. This is a recipe which is altered from www.backpacker.com. It can be gluten free, sugar free, peanut free. http://www.backpacker.com/skills/beginner/recipe-spicy-pad-thai-with-chicken-and-veggies/  Backpacker Spicy Pad Thai Prepare...
Tip:  Spaghetti in a JetBoil

Tip: Spaghetti in a JetBoil

Spaghetti on the Trail is a Welcome Treat Here are a few pictures from preparing Spaghetti for our January Laguna Mountain Trip.  Step by Step instructions follow below. Step by Step Instructions for 2 servings. Backpacking food preparation can be overwhelming.  This...