Backpacking Is More Than Just Backpacking

  Last month we backpacked into Blue Lakes in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The San Juans are an amazing range of the Rocky Mountains that have awe inspiring peaks, mountain passes with elevations of 11,000ft+ that will take you into the … [Read more...]

Backpacking Is More Than Just Backpacking

  Last month we backpacked into Blue Lakes in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The San Juans are an amazing range of the Rocky Mountains that have awe inspiring peaks, mountain passes with elevations of 11,000ft+ that will take you into the … [Read more...]

Heat Kills! Tips For Hiking In The Desert Heat

  I’ve lived in the Moab desert for the past 8 years and prior to that life-changing move I was a mountain girl from Colorado. What I discovered, and I discovered it quickly after I moved to Moab, is that hiking in the mountains during the … [Read more...]

There Are Mountains in Georgia!!!

Wow! I can't believe it's been a month since I rolled out of Florida and into Georgia. I've been saving up my Georgia experiences thinking it would be easy to condense them into one blog post, but I found myself enjoying the state so much I stayed … [Read more...]

Create a Hiking Trip Plan

 "Safety doesn't happen by accident.”  ~Author Unknown Safety precautions taken when hiking can mean the difference between life and death. Hiking safely means you sign in at trailheads, correctly know and use navigational skills, carry … [Read more...]

Captivated by Colorado

At this very moment I'm enjoying a lovely sunrise in Utah. I'm also making a promise to myself to get caught up with my writing so that I'm not having to dig so far back in my memories in order to share them. I wish I could put to pen, the … [Read more...]

$2,500,000 to rescue hikers? I think we can do better.

A recent post on Yosemiteblog.com highlights the issue that the park is having with unnecessary rescues. Ill prepared and too confident for their own good, many day hikers are taking bold risks, betting against Mother Nature, and coming up short … [Read more...]

I just filed my first Trail Report

I have successfully entered my first Trail Report on Trail Sherpa. I hiked 12.5 miles at the Greensboro Watershed, which is about 40 miles from my home west of Winston Salem, North Carolina. Note our trail reports are split into tabs -- one for … [Read more...]

Our Team: Brian of Brian’s Backpacking Blog

My love of the outdoors started at a very early age, almost as far back as I can remember. I was born in the south of England at a time when spending all day outdoors as a small kid was considered perfectly normal. I was the youngest of four … [Read more...]

Our Team: John Roan, the Mountain UltraLight guy

I'm John Roan,  Trail Sherpa contributor and author of Mountain UltraLight, the outdoor blog with a nerdy twist. I have always loved the wilderness, but once I discovered ultralight backpacking, I became an addict; uhm, make that fanatic. … [Read more...]

Our Team: Tim and Robin Bird of Appalachia & Beyond

A  Q&A with Tim and Robin Bird from Appalachia & Beyond, who have just joined Trail Sherpa. Q: What is your blog about? A: Appalachia & Beyond is our way of sharing the Southern Appalachian, and more specifically, the East … [Read more...]

Our Team: Rebecca of Calipidder.com

Someone recently called me "The Perfect Woman: Equal parts computer nerd and mountain sports freak." I believe the topic of conversation started around my dirty nails and calloused hands one morning at the climbing gym, but I took it as a … [Read more...]

Trail Sherpa has a new content editor

I'm Tom Mangan, the guy from Two-Heel Drive who can't shake off a curious urge to combine hiking and blogging. Tim Miner, the creator of Trail Sherpa, has a similarly inexplicable desire to combine hiking and social media. Tim's idea: create a … [Read more...]