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Essential Hiking Gear: An Easy-To-Use Guide For Any Hike

November 1, 2019 8 Comments »

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There are many kinds of hiking–day hikes, multi-day hikes, long distance hiking, circuit hiking, pilgrimages, tramping, bushwalking, trekking, and more. I’ve done and enjoyed them all. Over the years, I’ve gotten a lot of practice at packing the perfect hiking gear for the specific hike I’ve got planned. This guide will help you put together […]

Denver Hikes for Visitors

October 2, 2019 1 Comment »

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In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from writer Chris Englert. I met Chris as a party last year and learned that she was an expert of Denver by foot, so of course I started talking to her about hiking in the area! I’ve asked Chris […]

12 Reasons To Walk The Camino de Santiago

February 19, 2019 2 Comments »

Why walk the Camino de Santiago

In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from artist, writer, and hiker, Kate. I met Kate when she contacted me about her Camino de Santiago art business. I thought it sounded like such a great idea and way to have the Camino live on in a […]

Maine Huts and Trails Hiking

February 8, 2019 1 Comment »

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If you want to go hiking in Maine, you’ll probably end up being bombarded by options in Acadia National Park. It is the most popular hiking area in the state. However, if you are looking to get away from the crowds, but have an incredible hiking experience in Maine, then you’ll want to go west […]

The Best Way to See Fall Colors in Maine

February 7, 2019 3 Comments »

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I looked down at my boots and smiled at the colorful leaf-covered trail. I enjoyed hearing the crunch of leaves under my boots and the sound of water trickling in the river next to me. The last few days on the trail were like a long, deep inhale of fresh air; my yoga teacher would […]

Going to Great Heights Hiking in Crested Butte

October 23, 2018 2 Comments »

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You have to love a place that sits where the road ends. I think that’s what made Crested Butte Colorado so special to me, it sits at the base of the mountains with only one road in and out. The main road through the town of Crested Butte eventually just ends outside of town when […]

How to do No Trace Hiking and Camping

October 4, 2018 3 Comments »

no trace hiking and camping

In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from writer and outdoor adventurer Ben.  I was excited to have him write about No-trace hiking and camping! After all, I spend a lot of time outdoors and if we want this outdoor playground to have a long life, […]

Leave Your Burdens Behind on Saint Olav Ways

July 31, 2018 7 Comments »

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Burdens…we all carry many with us. What if you could just choose some to leave some behind? That’s what I was thinking about as I slowly and steadily climbed up the Dovre mountain plateau along the Saint Olav Ways Gudbrandsdalen path. And even though I didn’t have a very heavy pack, I always have heavy […]