{thoughts on trekking poles}

I would still consider myself a novice hiker, but for some reason I'm amassing an impressive amount of hiking gear. One item in my arsenal is a set of Black Diamond collapsible trekking poles. I never would've purchased these on my own. They were purchased for me when I started hiking a few years ago …

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{hiking: welch-dickey loop}

Here's another throwback that I'm digging up from the deep, dark crevasses of my brain. I did Welch-Dickey back in September 2018. I wanted a short, easy solo hike. Welch-Dickey Loop is approximately four miles, and elevation is 1,751 feet. AllTrails actually categorizes this hike as difficult. However, after reading other people's reviews of the …

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