Getting started hiking felt really intimidating for us. We bought unnecessary gear and felt unprepared for some of the trails when we got there. Not only that, but physically - our bodies weren't prepared for it the muscles it used.
We're not pro hikers. We haven't hiked the Pacific Crest Trail or the Appalachian Trail, but we'd love to do both some day. If you're looking for an expert hiker that has checked trails like these off on their bucket list and has done endless thru-hikes - we're not it. At least not yet.
But we have done a variety of hikes, with dogs and without dogs, with kids and without kids, in a variety of climates. Over time, we've made countless mistakes and we want to make sure you don't make the same ones which is why we created this seven day email course.