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

Cathedral Rocks in the distance from just beyond Taft Point
REI Coupon!

Ready to save some cash this holiday season?  If you shop early, then there are plenty of opportunities. REI is having a big sale now, and has an exclusive coupon code through November 23, 2015:  15FALLMEM.  You’ll save 20% off one full-price item and an extra 20% off one REI Outlet item. What are you … Read more…

Hiking Baby
Hiking Baby Has Arrived!

After six years of growth and success with Hiking Lady and numerous questions from loyal readers about hiking while pregnant and hiking with young families, Hiking Lady has expanded…and Hiking Baby is here! Hiking Baby is the newest member of the Hiking Lady family, and it is where you will be able to share your … Read more…

Black Diamond and Duracell Giveaway Pack
Win a Black Diamond & Duracell Giveaway!

Did you see the Hiking Lady review of the Black Diamond and Duracell pack? Now is your chance to win one for yourself! What you could win: Black Diamond Equipment Bullet 16L Backpack Black Diamond Equipment Icon 320 Lumens Headlamp Duracell Quantum 20 AAA Batteries Duracell Quantum 20 AA Batteries Simply sign up below for … Read more…

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.

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!

Child Carriers for Hiking

QUESTION: Hi Hiking Lady, Someone in Oak Harbor told me there is an outdoor store in Mount Vernon, WA that sells the Kelty Child Carriers. Do you know where this might be? Thanks. ANSWER: Thanks for the question! I unfortunately don’t know of the store in Mount Vernon that sells the Kelty Child Carriers, but … Read more…

Win A Clif Bar Fall Sampler!

Are you ready to win a sample of CLIF Bar’s seasonal flavors? CLIF Bar will select two lucky Hiking Lady readers to try their seasonal flavors. Just write a short comment below and you’ll be entered. Good luck! Happy trails and happy trail snacking 😉 Winners will be chosen on Halloween! October 31, 2013. Open … Read more…

Blister Prevention Tips

After I sent out my most recent Hiking Lady’s Newsletter with tips on how to avoid sweaty feet and blisters, I got a few follow-up questions. I recommended using a liner sock/outer sock combination as well as making sure your boots are comfortable and fit your feet well. Some readers find that their feet aren’t … Read more…