Best of Backcountry Petite: May 2017
May 2017: Thank you to everyone who has stopped by Backcountry Petite, read our posts, left comments, as well as engaged on social media. Hopefully you’ve enjoyed the posts so far and found them helpful. If you have ideas to share, please leave comments, send an email, or reach out on one of the following:
If you’re new to Backcountry Petite or missed any posts, here’s a roundup of the posts from May 2017:
Backpacking Guide for Petites · It can be a challenge finding the right gear for your body! If you’re petite, this guide will help you select the right gear as I share my experience
9 Petite Struggles vs Empowerment · Are you petite and find it frustrating? You will definitely relate to this post but I share how you can turn your perspective around to something positive.
Resources and Guides
Backpacking Guide for Petites – featured above
5 Essentials For Your First Hike (Hiking for Beginners) · If you are new to hiking check out my recommendations for gearing up before you get out on the trail. Some items get overlooked but are really important for being safe and responsible.
Ultimate List of Snacks for the Trail · Bored of the same hiking snack? Here’s a gigantic list of snack ideas broken down by type of snack. Suggestions welcome!
Best Backpacking Gear 2017 (and Petite Counterparts) · Here is a summary of Backpacker’s Magazine Editor’s Choice selections and what you can buy as a petite for a few of the size-specific items.
Camping Off-Season and Killens Pond State Park · This campground is only about 3 hours from New York City (also near Philly, DC, and Baltimore) and is great for a quiet, although not completely excluded escape.
West Branch Angler Resort Review · West Branch is a few hours from NYC on the Pennsylvania/New York border perfect for fly fishing or just enjoying peacefulness. Stay in one of a variety of cabin types on the Delaware River!
Meet an Adventurer/Adventure Company
Adventure from NYC (Transportation Included) · Destination Backcountry Adventures is an Adventure Guiding company that takes people from New York City to the wilderness to hike, backpack, and explore for day hikes or weekend trips. Read about what how they started from an interview with Dave, the founder.
New York Life List of Outdoor Adventures · Often referred to as a “bucket list”, I call this list my Life List for finding adventures in New York. This is a long list of adventures to find around the state from the famous tourist destinations to lesser known adventures. If you’re around or visiting New York, make sure to check this list for some amazing things to do in New York!
6 Instagrams Will Inspire You to Hike New York ASAP · Do you get inspired by beautiful photos? I share some Instagram accounts that showcase some of the hikes around New York and the beautiful views along the trails.
5 Outdoorsy Airbnbs North of NYC · Looking for an “outdoorsy” accommodation in New York? Here are some great options with something for everyone!
Favorite Adventure & Travel Blog Posts (from other blogs)
Roundup #1 · I share some posts I enjoyed including one about colorful travel destinations, traveling to Namibia, and what you should know before traveling to Peru.
Roundup #2 · A few more posts of interest include one about feeling out of place living somewhere different than you’re used to, changing your perspective through camping, and where to find the darkest skies for stargazing!