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Amanda Williams

Amanda Williams is a hiker, climber, writer, and forager. No matter where she is, she never stops longing for the Colorado Rockies, feeling the Muir-esque call of the mountains. 

Amanda lives to explore and has done incredible hikes and adventures in Asia, Central America, the European continent, and all across America. She believes that there is nothing better for the soul than spending nights out in the wilderness. In between adventuring, Amanda found time to obtain a Bachelor's degree in horticulture with a focus on sustainability. She has used this education to learn how to forage safely on her backpacking adventures and the ways that outdoor enthusiasts can protect our planet.

Amanda uses her writing and outdoor skills to help teach those with whom she adventures and a larger online audience. Currently living in the UK has given her the opportunity to learn a new plant-scape and discover magical new trails and mountains. She now works with a local university to teach others how to grow and thrive in the outdoors in between writing while continuing her never-ending quest of learning.


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Badlands Trails: Best Hikes in the Badlands National Park

Who knew that America's Midwest held more than Mount Rushmore? Journey with us to Badlands National Park and discover stunning views and the original home of Sue, the largest T-Rex on one of the top eight hikes in the Park.
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Best Hikes in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Do detours into slot canyons and getting the chance to walk over one of Utah's famous arches tickle your inner adventurer's fancy? Then Capitol Reef National Park is the place for you! And luckily, we have all the best hikes listed in one place.
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Best Hikes in Utah: A Red-Rock Romance

Few states do otherworldly, outlandish, and downright awe-inspiring quite like Utah. Discover the best of the beehive state in our guide to its top 12 trails. Just don't forget to leave your claustrophobia and fear of heights at home!
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Best Hiking Pants for Outdoor Adventures

Not just any old pants will cut it on the trail. In this post, we'll introduce you to the most trail-ready models on the market and provide all the info you need to find the perfect partners for you pins.
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What to Wear Hiking in Winter: Cold-Weather Couture 101

Don't want to take a break from the mountains during the winter season? Learn how to dress like a pro in this short, straight-talking guide.
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Best Hiking Beanie for All-Weather Adventurers

As we lose up to 10% of body heat through our heads it's a good idea to get yourself some head-specific clothing. Check out our selection of awesome hiking beanies to keep you warm on your winter adventures.
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Best Liner Gloves for Cold Weather Adventures

Don't let the dreaded cold stop your winter fun. Layer up your hands with glove liners to keep hitting those slopes and trails hard. From fancy silk to rugged wool, we have got you covered, literally.
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Best Hiking Belt For Outdoor Adventures In 2024

Tired of struggling to maintain a pace, incessantly pulling up your pants, or inadvertently mooning your companions when reaching for that summit high-five? If so, it’s time to upgrade your garb with one of these awesome, trail-worthy hiking belts.
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Best Hammock Tarp for Dry, Happy Hammockers [2024 Edition]

Scared of getting drenched while getting your hang on under the stars? Fear not! One of the awesome tarps on our list will have you and your hammock covered, literally, no matter what the weather’s doing.
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