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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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Best Hiking Belt For Outdoor Adventures In 2023

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 [2023 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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Best Hiking Umbrella For All-Weather Protection

Rain jackets get all the glory, don’t they? No more! In this comprehensive buyer’s guide, we’ll introduce you to another highly practical and trail-worthy alternative that’s also mightily handy for sun protection, too.
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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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Great Sand Dunes Hiking: 9 Awesome Trails

Explore Great Sand Dunes National Park, one of the most unique geological featuers in the MidWest. Learn about preparation for the unique terrain and hot to get to the best spots in the park.
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Awesome Alaska: The Best Hikes in Denali National Park

Few national parks do majestic, awe-inspiring, and sublime quite like Alaska’s Denali NP. Find out the best way to take it all in in this guide to Denali’s top 11 hikes.
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Best Crater Lake Hikes: 10 Top Trails to Try

Have you ever wanted to explore a volcano or see the bluest blue waters known to man? All this and much more awaits you on each of the awesome hiking trails featured on our list of the top ten hikes in Crater Lake National Park.
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How to use Hammock Straps: A Simple Guide

Tired of tying knots or damaging trees with your hammocking rope? Learn safe, ethical, and simple hammock strap techniques in this informative and easy-to-follow guide.
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