My Favorite Outdoor Item: Trekking Poles

What is your favorite item you love to bring for an outdoor adventure? (Not including your phone.) My favorite item is my trekking poles. It is my favorite thing to carry on the trail. If I could, I would walk with them around town. LOL. It can be one of the most convenient & bestContinue reading “My Favorite Outdoor Item: Trekking Poles”

Announcement: We’re Section Hiking the PCT in 2021!

Have you set goals for 2021? There has been a lot amount of positives this year, and I would love to thank all the inspiring, supportive, and uplifting Comunidad out there! Thanks to y’all, I would like to announce the Trail Pirates are back. What does that mean?After camping & hiking for every weekend, weContinue reading “Announcement: We’re Section Hiking the PCT in 2021!”

About Toxic Gear Culture and Being Latina

Have you ever heard the terminology, Gear Snob or Toxic Gear Culture? I’m sure this could relate to fashion, sports, and other hobbies. I had thought I was a gear snob. Digging deeper, my Latina Heritage has a lot to do with it. Growing up Latina meant to me:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Being Thrifty, Never Pay Full Price,Continue reading “About Toxic Gear Culture and Being Latina”

Outdoor Safety: Satellite 2-Way Communicators + GPS

Do you get anxious without your phone or cell signal? Are you the type when you are not satisfied that you are safe enough? Add the outdoors to that; how would you feel? How do your loved ones feel? To ease the stress and anxiety, we purchased a two-way satellite communicator and GPS. It’s aContinue reading “Outdoor Safety: Satellite 2-Way Communicators + GPS”

Honey Stinger Feature: The Art Of Slowing Down And Finding Yourself With Heather Diaz

Thank you Honey Stinger for interviewing me, and it’s amazing to see myself on their website! Let me know what you think! Link: https://blog.honeystinger.com/the-art-of-slowing-down-and-finding-yourself-with-heather-diaz/ This is their IG Post! Drop a comment to help with the engagement and to increase its visibility!

Outdoor Guide: Time to Start Planning for 2021!

Have you started planning for 2021? Believe it or not, it’s time to start planning your outdoor trips that include thru-hiking trips, backpacking, and camping trips. I admit I made the mistake of not disclosing this reservation information because it will increase the likelihood of not getting a campsite. I realized this is a tacticContinue reading “Outdoor Guide: Time to Start Planning for 2021!”

World Mental Health Day

Every day should be #worldmentalhealthday. Today, I want to share my recent story and let you know a bit about my past. Did you know I had a counselor leading up to my decision to move from Texas to California? I wanted to make sure I was making the best decision that was not drivenContinue reading “World Mental Health Day”

Outdoor Safety: How To Talk to A Loved One About Your Trek

How would you tell your mom that you are quitting your job to become homeless for five months? I know in modern society, being dubbed a nomad is cool, hip, and welcoming. But when you have a BIPOC parent, being a nomad does not exist in my parents’ dictionary. It’s called quitting your job, neglectingContinue reading “Outdoor Safety: How To Talk to A Loved One About Your Trek”

Outdoor Safety: Tell Someone Where You are Going

Who loves independence? 🙋🏽‍♀️⠀ I love the freedom of grabbing my fanny pack and setting forth to do whatever I need to do. I don’t need to tell anyone where I am doing either. I’m a strong and independent female! *cues Destiny’s Child music* Whatever you do in your personal life, that’s great. I’m gladContinue reading “Outdoor Safety: Tell Someone Where You are Going”

Outdoor Safety: Planning the Route

How do you safely get from your home to the hiking the peak of that mountain? This is Part 3 of my Outdoor Safety Series. People do not Associate with Outdoor Safety: PlanningHere are a few essential planning tips, which are elaborated more in my blog. Plan Your Routes Before Leaving Your Home Know ExactlyContinue reading “Outdoor Safety: Planning the Route”