New article for @thetrek.co after gear testing an incredible trail runner: the Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 #hokaoneone #speedgoat3 👟 Hikers, runners and trail walkers, take note: the Speedgoat 3 are a game changer for comfort, cushion and speed. Available in men’s and women’s models. ______________ Full story link in bio ☝️👟 ______________ #trailrunners #hikingboots #hikinggear #optoutside #hokaoneone #karlmeltzer #thetrek #appalachiantrail #shenandoahnationalpark #hikingshoes #thruhiker #sectionhiker #dayhiker #womenwhohike #womenwhohikewednesday
Outdoor inclined people (of any and all backgrounds and abilities and levels)—check out this awesome opportunity to be an @outtherepodcast ambassador. **Must apply June 1📝** 🏄🏽♂️🏝⛺️🧘♀️ ——————— #outtherepodcast #optoutside #outdoorambassador #podcastambassador #hikertrash #momsoutside #dadsoutside #diversifyoutdoors #naturelovers #unlikelyhikers #outsidebaby #outdoorsforabetterworld #forceofnature #outdoorcouple #outdoorgirl #outdoorguy #diversifyoutdoors
Do you (or someone you know) love the outdoors? Do you like (or want to start) writing, photographing, sharing conversation and stories about the outdoors and life’s big questions? That’s what @outtherepodcast is all about. You don’t have to be a pro storyteller or an extreme athlete. Maybe you (or someone you know) bring a fresh voice or diverse or underrepresented perspective to the table. If so, we want to hear from you (or that person you know) by JUNE 1. @outtherepodcast is looking for a few new ambassadors to add to its team. See details for applying (June 1 deadline) in link in bio above ☝️📝🌲 —— #outtherepodcast #diversityintheoutdoors #outdoorambassador #optoutside #podcastaddict #getoutside #brandambassadorswanted
Hiking in the sun...with an umbrella ☂ . Full story in bio link above ⬆️🤓 I wrote about it for @GossamerGear and a last minute decision to bring one of their reflective umbrellas on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) with me in 2017. If you’re hiking a sunny, exposed trail anytime soon — PCT, CDT, CT, Hayduke, Camino...you may want to bring one too ☂ . It will save your energy, skin, water, patience and stamina... “Mom never said, ...Make sure to have an umbrella for sunny days,’ but after thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) with one, I know now a hiking umbrella is a brilliant idea....one last-minute addition...Gossamer Gear’s Liteflex Hiking Umbrella...ended up being the most unexpected source of joy and relief along my many miles.” #gossamergear #pacificcrestrail #pct2019 #pct2017 #p3 #deserthiking #optoutside #hikingumbrella #liteflexhikingumbrella #hikehappy #happypeoplehike #deserthiking #forceofnature #p3hikers #pcta #leavenotrace #outtherepodcast
Shenandoah National Park is a real beauty right now with red bud trees and dogwoods blooming. Just getting out there is half the fun! #shenandoahnationalpark #appalachiantrail #redbudtree #outtherepodcast #rei #appalachaintrailconservancy
Are you anyone you know hiking some or any of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) this year? ⛺️⛰Do you want to know where and how to find some trail angels 😇on the PCT are? Or do you maybe want to trail angel yourself? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, I researched and wrote this article for @thetrek.co just for you. Also, if you simply like stories of good people doing nice things, trail stories or the PCT, this piece might also be for you too. Full story link in bio above 👆 #pct2019 #pct #pcttrailangels #pacificcresttrailangels #p3 #pacificcresttrail #trailangels
Two of my favorites things are the outdoors and stories about big questions and the human condition. @outtherepodcast is a space for those two things. Today the show turns 4 and there are so many stories to hear and enjoy. Have a listen or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. It might just lead your outdoors or inward thinking!
There are a lot of places that bring us peace and/or happiness in nature. They’re near or far; warm, snowy, colorful and even dormant and colorless at times. This month @outtherepodcast wants to start a discussion about you and nature using the hashtag #EmpoweredByNature Follow along for cool posts, ideas and conversation under that hashtag from the show’s ambassadors @adventurelikeagirl @nonbinarynomads @middlewest_mama @tiny_green_hands on how the outdoors can be a tool for the empowerment of oneself and others. Join the convo at #EmpoweredByNature and by commenting on this month’s posts. And for now, have a listen to the latest episode...an Ivy League PhD who finds happiness and perspective when he decides to take some time to enjoy research and planting trees 🌲 Full link in bio 👆...
This weekend I met up with some old friends from the Appalachian Trail (AT) and some new friends for a weekend of backpacking and hiking. It was a chilly but beautiful winter hike in the #PisgahNationalForest and #ShiningRockWilderness of North Carolina along the Art Loeb Trail (and connecting trails). At night, temps dipped well below freezing but with many layers, good friends, reliable gear and hot tea, again I discovered the body will do what we challenge it with #MyBodyCan (a topic @outtherepodcast is all about this month). Here’s to winter adventures with good people and warm clothes! 🎒 🥶 🥾 #outtherepodcast #mybodycan #womenwhohike #optoutside