I like to travel, especially with my husband. We’ve taken boats, trains, planes, cars and even bikes to all different types of destinations. But putting on some good hiking boots, slappin’ on my backpack, and trekking across a country by foot is by far my favorite way to travel.
It’s Fall! You know that that means. Changing colors, cools weather, maybe some sweaters. For this Mountain Chick, though, it means it’s hiking season. I’m based out of Arizona, so in the summer heat, I resort to late night camping in the hopes of escaping the sun for a little bit while still being outside, which usually results in me picking out a campsite, waking up in the A.M., then realizing that my midnight vision of what I thought the site actually looked like, is completely different.
We got lost on winding gravel roads, cars ran out of oil, everyone ran out of water, we endured over 9 hours of intense heat, got sunburn, swam in a lake fed by irrigation water, and got bitten up by mosquitos.
SoCal ambassador, Micha here! One of the biggest challenges with backpacking is knowing what to pack, and just how much. Dehydrated food bags can be confusing with their multiple servings and the need to mix a certain amount of water. Not to mention the weight of having to carry a stove. So, what’s a Mountain Chick to do? Pack PROBAR!
Hey Mountain Chicks! Need help deciding what to pack for a backpacking trip? We have you covered. Dani is taking a 2 night trip to Havasupai Falls pretty soon and she's put together a list of what she's bringing. See it here on this weeks Mountain Crush Monday and become a member when you're done!