Bill Bryson’s story, A Walk in the Woods, is hitting the big screen this Fall! With a leading line-up of stars including Robert Redford, Emma Thompson, and Nick Nolte, it should be as funny and interesting as the book.
Setting out to hike the Appalachian Trail with his old buddy, Bill Bryson (Robert Redford in the movie), paints a vivid story that is enjoyable to read. Clearly a novice backpacker as the story begins, Bryson sets out on the journey of a lifetime. In the book, he interweaves an eye opening look at how the American wilderness is at risk. Perhaps this will be included in the movie as well, even though the movie trailer focuses more on comedic scenes.
Are you ready for National Trails Day, Saturday June 6, 2015?
Outdoor enthusiasts are counting down the last week until the start of National Camping Month!
Thousand Trails, a leader in outdoor destinations, recreation and family camping, is offering a wide range of family-friendly activities all month long with extra events happening the weekend of National Trails Day. On June 6 all Thousand Trails properties will be hosting guided hikes, interactive games and outdoor activities throughout the weekend.
Sample activities happening across the nation on National Trails Day include:
Ongoing National Camping Month Activities include:
Club Blazer Kids Club – The Trail Team, led by Walker Wolf, will lead kids through a series of customized puzzles and activities to teach them about the properties, nature and how they can do their part to take care of the parks
Walk the Trails Program – Participants log their miles to earn reward pins
There are certainly a lot of fun activities going on this summer! Time to get outside!
Are you looking for some new hiking gear, apparel, or hiking footwear? Want to read unbiased thoughts on the best (and worst) gear out there!? I highly recommend that you check out the “Gear Reviews” tab of the Hiking Lady website.
Okay, so for those of you who are like me and want to buy as much as they can on sale, since paying full price costs too much :), then you have to check out REI’s Anniversary Sale that is going on right now. The sale is happening May 15-May 25th.
If you are in need of a fantastic women’s backpacking backpack, and are size XS or M, then this is a GREAT DEAL! Gregory Deva 70 for $169.93 This is normally $349!
A frequent question I get as the Editor of Hiking Lady is about resoling hiking boots. Many of you have asked, wanting to know if it is even possible to get your old, favorite, broken in pair of hiking boots resoled, especially if they have Vibram soles.
My well loved Asolo Styngers finally saw the rubber Vibram soles slip away from the shoe.
Asolo soles detached
So I reached out to Asolo and asked which cobblers they recommend to consumers. A very friendly customer service representative directed me to Resole America in Warrenton, Virginia. Off my boots went in the mail, and a couple of weeks later look what I got back – brand new Vibram soles on my very old pair of Asolo Styngers:
My hiking boots, resoled!
Asolo boots with new Vibram sole~
It sure is nice to have my boots back, and not need to break them in again. I now know first hand that is not only possible, but affordable, to have your well-loved hiking boots resoled.