Hiking the Midwest

Welcome to Hiking the Midwest!

Do you ever feel like the Midwest is lacking when it comes to epic hiking and backpacking spots? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. I remember feeling the same way at first. But trust me, there’s more to this region than meets the eye.

Now, let’s talk gear. Are you feeling overwhelmed by the endless options out there? Believe me, I’ve been there too. But fear not, I’ve got some tips and tricks up my sleeve to help you navigate the confusing world of hiking and backpacking equipment.

And finally, let’s address the elephant in the room: camping alone or with others. It can be intimidating, no doubt about it. But I’m here to reassure you that it’s a totally natural feeling. I mean, have you ever heard a squirrel rustling around in the dark? It can sound like a monster! But don’t let that stop you from embarking on the adventure of a lifetime. Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned pro, I’m here to guide you on your journey and help you discover some seriously cool new destinations.

I write about 

*Hiking Locations including National and State Parks, Trails, and various lands

*Hiking and Backpacking Safety 

*Setbacks many encounter when attempting to hike or backpack, such as fears of sleeping in the wild, wildlife encounters, and not knowing what to bring along on your adventures. 

*Hiking gear 

I’m Brittney and it goes without saying that I love the outdoors. My love for hiking actually started by accident when I was in college. Before that, I had been on trails and in various forests/woods but it was nothing like the adventures I’ve been on since college. 

A homework assignment in a photography class led me to a nature preserve close to my school, and that’s where I discovered all the beauty I was missing by hurrying through the woods as a pre-teen. Back then I thought “Indiana is so flat, there’s nothing to see here. Or even around here.” Man was I wrong.

Since I’ve started hiking and backpacking, around a decade ago, I’ve discovered many beautiful Midwest locations as well as locations across the nation.

My goal is to help you find hiking and backpacking destinations and increase your abilities so that you’re not just able to hike and backpack, but enjoy it to the fullest. Within my site you’ll find helpful information and location based posts, like my article on Hikes to See the Northern Lights in Michigan

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