Hiking Lady

Welcome to Hiking Lady!

Do you like to hike? Do you enjoy the outdoors? Perhaps you’re in the market for hiking gear but don’t know what to buy?

Whether your idea of a hike is a walk on a secluded path close to home, a serene day hike in beautiful Yosemite National Park, or climbing a peak, Hiking Lady is the place to develop and share a passion for the outdoors!


The mountains are calling and I must go

– John Muir

The Latest from Hiking Lady’s Blog

Cadence Insoles
Win Cadence Insoles for Your Hiking Boots! July 1, 2015

Simply sign up below for a chance to win. Cadence Insoles is a California based company that makes incredible hiking insoles. Check out the Hiking Lady article The Best Insoles for Hikers to learn more! Cadence Insoles are designed by a Physical Therapist, with the goal of providing semi-rigid orthotic support while also providing shock …

A Two-Way Radio for Hiking
Why Hikers and Backpackers Should Carry Two-Way Radios June 22, 2015

Do you carry a two-way radio when you hike? How about on backpacking and camping trips? If you don’t, you should! A two-way radio (also known by the fun name of “walkie-talkie”!) is not merely just a fun toy, but an important safety device. A good set can be purchased for under $100. One of …

Hiking Torrey Pines
Torrey Pines Hiking: San Diego, California June 20, 2015

Looking for a short, coastal hike near San Diego, California? Torrey Pines hiking trails are where you need to go! Torrey Pines State Reserve in Del Mar is named for the beautiful Torrey Pine trees that decorate the coastal bluffs of the state reserve. Torrey Pines hiking is good for hikers of all levels since …

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.

– John Muir, Our National Parks

Hiking 101

Get started at Hiking 101! Here I share my tips for choosing the right gear you’ll need for hiking, backpacking, and all outdoor adventures.

If you want to know what features to look for in a pair of boots, or figure out if you should be using trekking poles, start at Hiking 101.

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Outdoor Fun

Do you love spending time outdoors? In Outdoor Fun find Places to Go, learn about the fun sport of Geocaching, and find a hiking group.

If a tree falls in the forest…be there to hear it.

– Unknown

Gear Reviews

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

– Albert Einstein

Take a look around, and then go enjoy the outdoors!

Are Asolo Stynger Boots Good For Slick Surfaces?

QUESTION: Dear Hiking Lady, A question about buying hiking boots. Years ago I went on a 5 week backpacking trip and know how important it is to have boots that fit great. Many years later (and 3 kids later) my feet are now wider and finding it hard to locate a pair of hiking boots …

Two Pairs of Socks or One?

QUESTION: I read your info about the sock liners, and went to Summit Hut and saw the toe sock liners. There’s a regular sock with toes also. Is there an advantage to wearing the toe liners plus a sock? Here’s the toe sock I saw. I’m about to leave for Nepal and trek around Manaslu …

Can Socks Be Too Small?

QUESTION: I have a small foot (5.5) and sometimes I have had to buy children’s SmartWools as the adult socks have too much room at the toe. Is there such a thing a too small or tight socks? On my last hike in Austria I lost a toenail! -Nancy ANSWER: Yes!! Great question. Yes, socks …