The Good Stuff

When confronted with a list of Do’s and Don’ts, or any set of rules, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed and discouraged.  How am I supposed to remember all of this? you might think, shaking your head.  Don’t despair (oops, there’s another “don’t”…sorry), because while the rules are important, it’s also important to remember why you are considering solo camping and hiking in the first place.  Camping and hiking is fun.  Doing it solo is empowering, freeing, enriching, and inspiring.  Here’s a reminder of the Good Stuff.  As usual, I’ll eventually blog about each one, so check back often!

1. Oh, the Places You’ll Go: the Power is in the Possibilities

2. Don’t Assume You Can’t Just Because You Never Have

3. You’re Smarter Than You Think…and Not Everyone Is Evil

4. Can You Show Me That in Purple?  Any Excuse to Shop

5. I’ll Walk It Off Later: No Dieting on the Trail

6. You’ve Got Class: Self-Defense, First Aid, and Meeting New People

7. Planning is Half the Fun: Maps and Charts and Guides

8. Your Phone Has an Off Button: the Freedom of Disconnection

9. Hi, My Name Is: Making Friends on the Trail

10. Humility and Community: Lending a Hand and Asking For One

11. Use Your Refined Observation Skills as a Source of Inspiration and Reflection

12. He’s So Cute: Wildlife Viewing Opportunities That City Gals Don’t Get

(c) Her Side of the Mountain, 2009.

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