National Geographic’s 2016 Adventurer of the Year: Sherpa Woman Pasang Lhamu

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa

National Geographic Magazine just named their 2016 adventurers of the year, and it is wonderful to see a woman included in the group, especially a sherpa woman. Pasang Lhamu is a 31 year old Sherpa who grow up in Nepal.

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Summit France’s Mont Blanc!

Google Street View Mont Blanc

Do you want to summit Europe’s highest peak, the iconic Mont Blanc? Google Street View has now enabled all of us to see the top of Mont Blanc for ourselves, from the safety of our computer screen. Google has partnered with a few of the world’s greatest outdoor athletes to capture stunning “Street View” images …

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Go Take a Hike: Doctors Prescribing Time Outdoors!

Nature as a medical cure?

In the Atlantic Magazine I came across an excellent article by James Hamblin, “The Nature Cure: Why some doctors are writing prescriptions for time outdoors.” Doctors are literally prescribing time outdoors. Traditional western doctors including pediatricians are writing prescriptions for their anxious, diabetic, and obese patients to visit certain parts for specified periods of time, …

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A 100 Year Celebration of the National Park Service!

National Park Service 100th Anniversary

Did you know that 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service? Many of us hikers cherish the U.S. National Park system because of the access to stunning natural landmarks, the beautiful great outdoors, and innumerable hikes! I came across a special celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service put …

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Win A Royal Robbins Rosa Jacket!

Hiking Lady wearing a Royal Robbins Rosa Jacket, color: Creme

As many Hiking Lady readers may have seen, my new favorite fleece is the Royal Robbins Rosa Jacket, which I got to test on my Yosemite trip back in September. (See Apparel Review: Hiking Fleeces to Keep You Cozy This Fall) The Rosa fleece jacket is extremely stylish and elegant. Unlike a typical fleece jacket, …

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REI Coupon!

Cathedral Rocks in the distance from just beyond Taft Point

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 …

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