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Maybe you're wondering:
"Why would this free Happy Trails newsletter be of any use to me?"
Well, here's what a reader named Giuliana has to say about it:
"I always look forward to your messages in my inbox. Some make me laugh, others make me think deeper, but I always end up learning something new about being in the woods with Mother Nature, especially as a female solo hiker."
I'm guessing that no matter where you fall in the spectrum of outdoor enthusiasts, you'd be open to some of the best hiking tips for women hikers.
There are so many ways to hike!
And I'd love to share these monthly tips with you!
Because I am completely, shamelessly addicted to hiking. And I tell anyone who will listen about the good stuff I learn about hiking.
My hiking addiction means that I:
All of that devotion to hiking adds up to a woman who is bursting to share with other hikers.
Thus, Happy Trails newsletter!
And to show you how dedicated I am, here's a photo of me in my "office" (on Banshee Peak, near Mt. Rainier).
So here's where you come into the picture.
Everything I share in my Happy Trails newsletter is useful to female hikers of all ages:
Although it's packed with information, this brief monthly update is quick to skim and digest, so reading Happy Trails won't eat into your trail time.
Here's a sampling of what you will find in a quick-to-read format.
I might critique the book I just finished about the outdoors, or a book I know is important for skill building.
Maybe I'll provide a summary of a research article on hiking nutrition.
Or share a hot tip on a brand new hiking resource.
And I'm always on the look out for sources of hiking information, making your suggestions for a review in the newsletter both welcome and appreciated.
So much fun, new and high tech stuff, so little time.
Some of it is over-the-top expensive, some of it is just hype, but once in awhile I stumble across something worthwhile.
I will only pass along what I myself have tried, or what someone I trust on the trail has tried.
And it doesn't always have to be geeky! Even a bandanna is considered a worthy piece of gear when used in a unique way, in my opinion.
Here's where I share the latest resources and fonts of knowledge that I've discovered:
You won't miss a thing if you subscribe to the Happy Trails newsletter, because all new articles are in one handy spot.
Send me your question, and I can share it, along with my answer.
And it satisfies my retired teacher persona, too. I'm very familiar with question and answer sessions from my decades in the classroom.
If you've got a hot tip or some trail advice, I'd be happy to share it with our community of trail buddies.
Don't be shy - pay it forward!
It's fun to find out how this bounty of hiking information is being shared and used, as in this testimonial:
"I want to say how much I enjoy reading your newsletter. It is always full of useful information ... I belong to 5 different hiking groups. We hike all year long in all kinds of weather. .. we use your information and survive our day hikes."
As you can see, I'm always busy gathering hiking tidbits to keep all of your trail time happy - and that's exactly how I arrived at the name Happy Trails.
By using all of the monthly information at your fingertips, you'll hike with a smile on your face.
So please consider joining me every month virtually via the Happy Trails newsletter.
And as easy as it is to sign up, I make it even easier to opt out if it's not your cup of tea.
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Plus a HFH Instagram page where you can see photos I don't share on this website.
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