MY STRUGGLE WITH ATHLETE’S IMPOSTERS’ SYNDROME

Athlete’s imposters’ syndrome. This is something I had struggled with a lot growing up. I was a runner, an Irish dancer, a downhill skier, a basketball player, a touch football player… Yet, whatever sport I was playing, these thoughts would always creep up on me: “She’s better than I am.” “I have lots of practice…

GIANT MOUNTAIN + ROCKY PEAK RIDGE, NY

Location: In between Keene Valley and Underwood on the 73, NY, USA Starting Point: Giant Mountain Primary Trailhead  Elevation: Giant 4,626ft (#12 on High Peaks List) RPR 4,390ft (#20) Ascent: Giant 3,050ft RPR 1,400ft Route We Took: Ridge Trail to Giant Summit, to Rocky Peak Ridge, back to Giant and down Ridge Trail Total Distance: 14 km Time: 8…

CASCADE MOUNTAIN + PORTER MOUNTAIN, NY

Location: In between Lake Placid and Keene, NY, USA Starting Point: Cascade Mountain Foot Trail Elevation:  Cascade 4,098ft (#36 on High Peaks List) Porter 4,060ft (#38) Ascent: 1,940ft Route We Took: Cascade Mountain trailhead to Cascade summit, back down to junction, head to Porter summit, return to parking Total Distance: 10 km Time: 5 hours Level of…

NATURAL REMEDIES FOR THE HIPPY HIKER

I’d like to preface this post by saying that as an outdoorsy girl (click here if you are too – I friggin’ LOVED this post), I have learned in my 27 years on earth that NOTHING works quite like Deet. Nothing. Yes, it’s flammable, toxic and will probably make you sick but if you want…

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO HIKING

Congratulations! This is your first step to becoming a HikeAddict. We love hiking, and the whole point of this blog is to share our love and passion for hiking with you. However, actually getting outside and actually doing it can be a bit intimidating. Here’s our “A Beginner’s Guide To Hiking” to help you get…

HIKING THE BRUCE TRAIL: DAY 2 – THE GROTTO AND INDIAN HEAD COVE

(This post is a continuation of HIKING THE BRUCE: Day 1 – Halfway Log Dump to Stormhaven)   With it’s stunning rock formations and Caribbean-like water, Bruce Peninsula National Park is one of the most beautiful destinations to hike to in Ontario.  Plus with it’s close proximity to Toronto and Parks Canada having free entrance for Canada 150,…

5 THINGS MOUNT WASHINGTON TAUGHT ME

A week has gone by since we climbed Mount Washington and it’s given me a little time to reflect (and to be perfectly honest, finally write). It’s Sunday afternoon, approximately 10,000 degrees out so why not use this time to plunk by butt down by my window A/C, listen to Lorde’s new album on repeat…

MOUNT WASHINGTON, NH

Location: Mount Washington, NH, USA Starting Point: Pinkham Notch Visitor Centre, Pinkham’s Grant, NH Elevation: 6,228 ft (1,917 m) Route We Took: Tuckerman Ravine to Lion Head Distance: Approx. 12 KM (one way) Time it took us: 4.5 hour ascent, 3 hour descent Level of Difficulty: OW, MY JOINTS   This was our first HikeAddicts…

TOP 5 HIKING SOCKS

So there’s absolutely nothing fab about socks, no matter how I work my way through this. But my hope here is that I write this post and maybe someday someone is researching hiking socks, Googles “Best socks for hiking” and stumbles across our blog. One can hope, right?   These are the socks I swear…