Our Favorite Gear

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When you’re on the trail – even if surrounded by a city – it’s important to be prepared with solid footwear, hydration, snacks, clothing, and more! The products below have all been tested by Chris Englert herself & are still in use for her outings today!

What’s on My Feet When I Walk or Hike in Denver?

What’s on My Feet When I Walk or Hike in Denver?

Thinking about Hiking and Walking Shoes I used to laugh at the Carrie Bradshaws and the Imelda Marcuses of the world. I had never really been that into shoes. I had a few pair--one or two for dress up, one or two for day to day, and a pair of tennis shoes (aka...

Diane’s AHmazing Chewy Granola Bars Are Great for the Trail

Diane’s AHmazing Chewy Granola Bars Are Great for the Trail

OhMyGod, Yummy, Chewy Granola Bars If you're in need of a great, chewy granola bar that hits the spot along the trail, whip up a batch of these yummy happiness makers! From Diane Germain, used with permission. Diane's AHmazing Chewy Granola Bars 1 C brown sugar ¼ C...

Mineral Salts Deodorant Product Review

Mineral Salts Deodorant Product Review

Mineral Salts Natural Deodorant Stops Stink Whether true or not, the information out there about aluminum-based deodorant's affect on brains and memory is scary. Then, when stopping and thinking about putting a layer of aluminum-based chemicals and fragrances in our...

5 Denver Fast-Fresh Vegetarian Restaurants

5 Denver Fast-Fresh Vegetarian Restaurants

5 Denver Fast-Fresh Vegetarian Restaurants Denver's culinary scene ranges from good to great, and there's not a bad taste anywhere in this town. As a vegetarian, it's a thrill to find solid, good meals easily, and it's an extra bonus to give points to these home-town,...

Perfect Packable Rain Jacket Walking Women

Perfect Packable Rain Jacket Walking Women

Perfect Packable Rain Jacket Next to shoes, there's nothing more important when packing than the decision you'll make about your outerwear. If you pack light, then this decision becomes even more crucial. After traveling around the world and putting over 40,000 (at...

5 Best Walking Movies

5 Best Walking Movies

Walking Movies that Inspire Whether a pilgrim, a hiker, or a neighborhood walker, it's fun to think about doing a long-distance walk where we can clear our minds and reinvent our attitudes. Here are 5 of the best walking movies to inspire you to get out and walk, even...

American Express Serve Card Product Review

Pre-paid Cards for Tweens I am reviewing the American Express Serve card because of my first-hand knowledge of its benefits. Here's my product review of the American Express Serve Card. Learning to Manage Money As a parent, I want my daughter to learn to manage money....

Merrell Capra Product Review

Product Review Merrell Capra Here's my product review Merrell Capra. Urban and Trail Walking I am a professional walker who leads group walks in urban areas, mostly in Denver. I travel on asphalt, concrete, packed snow, loose snow, ice, pebbles, and dirt while also in...

Charity Miles App Product Review

Every Mile Counts I am not much of a fan of the devices that measure our distances. When we measure, we keep track of data and lose track of connection. I advocate that if we just get out to walk and enjoy the movement, the distance will add up. None the less, I do...

Wallaroo Hats Product Review

Wallaroo Hats Product Review

The Best Hat Ever Wallaroo Hats has made the best hat ever for active women with pony tail hair. I have worn my Wallaroo around the world while hiking and walking the world's adventures. Here's my product review of the Wallaroo Reversible Resort hat. Thick Hair...

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