Campground Profile: Point Supreme, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Brian Head, Utah

This fall as part of our Labor Day biking trip, we camped for a few nights at Point Supreme campground in the Cedar Breaks National Monument. Cedar Breaks is located in Southwest Utah near Brian Head and Panguitch.  It’s best known for the badlands rock formations and erosions that have occurred there, creating amazing red …

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Review: Tea Drops Tea

I was pleasantly surprised when I got home the other day and discovered a beautiful package waiting for me. I’d agreed to try out Tea Drops.  These little nuggets of tea goodness are designed to take away the hassle of preparing tea, especially at work: getting out your tea ball, filling it, steeping the tea, …

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Ideas for Backpacking with Dietary Restrictions

As I deal with an upcoming allergist appointment to determine some food allergies I’ve developed, I’ve started to wonder about backpacking meals and snacks for people with dietary restrictions. Whether you’re a vegan by choice or on a doctor-recommended gluten-free or low-acid diet, planning a backpacking trip suddenly becomes a little more stressful when you …

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5 Tips for Switching from Summer Hiking to Winter Hiking

I’m an overplanner.  In the summer when I’m day hiking I tend to pack extra food, extra water, a rain coat, extra sunscreen and toilet paper.  Because… well, you know. Once the temperatures start to drop and the time changes, my day hike packing habits change a bit too. Here are 5 things that I …

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Review: Chaco Layna Women’s Hiking Shoes

Today I got to test out a pair of Chaco Layna hiking shoes for women.  What’s that? You didn’t know Chaco made hiking shoes?  Me neither!  Better known for their hiking sandals, Chaco does, in fact, make hiking shoes and boots for men and women. The Layna is a women’s-specific waterproof hiking shoe.  The shoes …

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