Lightweight Tip


Sunrise views from my bedroom window have been pretty awesome this fall.  This capture of brilliant light and dark is a reminder of all that I am thankful for. On this blog, I often talk about carrying less. But the most meaningful and lightweight piece of gear a hiker should pack is  “A Thankful Heart”. Don’t you think?

I just want to take this moment to thank you. Because of incredible readers like you I am constantly encouraged, inspired, enlightened, and entertained. Thank you for countless tips, ideas, help, food, notes, comments, and sharing of yourselves. I am looking forward to blogging in the very active and fun upcoming year (yes I have exciting new plans).

Have a blessed Thanksgiving.


  1. I like the new blog design!

  2. Beautiful Photo from a wonderful person with great thoughts! Thanks! Along with the others here I can’t wait to hear what your plans are.

  3. Awesome photo! Looking forward to reading about your exciting plans!!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving, Christy! Thanks for sharing:)

  5. I am thankful for a daughter-in-law that is so full of adventure and is committed to seeing that all of us get outside. Thanks also for taking us on your hikes with you!!

    • You are so welcome!!! It is family like you that keep me going, taking the next step…especially when things aren’t going so great. Thank you for your dedication and love. Now get outdoors…NOW!

  6. Thank YOU, Rockin’/Christy! Your constant good spirits are encouraging, inspirational. Thank you for the extra effort you put into your blog. I love them!!

    • Big thank you. It has been one incredible journey being part of this very unique hiking community. You have been in integral part of that journey . Thank you for your love of nature and the outdoors. The best…

  7. Thankful for you too Christy. And happy Thanksgiving. -Am looking forward to your “exciting new plans” as well!


    BTW – Your November calendar picture is of a pretty rad sunrise over North Fork Lake in the Golden Trout Wilderness. Very nice!

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