On Backpacking with Type 1 Diabetes- An Update

On Backpacking with Type 1 Diabetes- An Update

This may seem like a strange time to discuss backpacking with type 1 diabetes as many trails are closed, national parks are closed, and organizations like the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the Pacific Crest Trail Association are recommending that people postpone or cancel trips due to COVID-19. Furthermore, The American Hiking Society at this time [...]

Navigating the Narrows

Navigating the Narrows

Having never been to Zion National Park and less than 24 hours planned in the park, a trip up the Narrows was top of my list (yes above even Angel's Landing). Why the narrows? The narrows is one of the most iconic hikes in Zion National Park, and its got something for everyone. Plus, when [...]

Backpacking Big Basin Redwoods State Park- The North Rim Loop

Backpacking Big Basin Redwoods State Park- The North Rim Loop

Looking for a two night backpacking trip near Santa Cruz that features giant redwood groves, gorgeous vistas, and epic waterfalls?  
Big Basin Redwoods State Park has got you covered.

10 Tips for Trekking Solo with Type 1 Diabetes

10 Tips for Trekking Solo with Type 1 Diabetes

Some might consider hiking alone with type 1 diabetes a risky undertaking. Although hiking solo with a chronic illness comes with a set of extra risks, in my opinion nothing is out of the question if we take some extra precautions. Here are my top 10 tips for adventuring on your own.

The Altitude Highs and Lows – How high Altitude may affect Blood Glucose

The Altitude Highs and Lows – How high Altitude may affect Blood Glucose

Few things feel better than summiting an epic peak or racing down a mountain on skis, and few things feel worse than a bouncing blood sugar forming jagged peaks across your cgm monitor and ruining your epic day. I set about to understanding what's happening on the inside that could be impacting blood glucose at high altitude.

3 Meals to up your Glamping Game

3 Meals to up your Glamping Game

Curious how to shop for your next car camping trip? Here's a sample shopping list and three simple easy gourmet meals to take your camping trip to the next level. Added bonus: everything tastes better when cooked outside. Note: it's recommended that you actually get outside and go for a hike, rather than sit around and drink all day. Please try to clean up and leave no trace.

10 Ways to get a Workout in the Winter

10 Ways to get a Workout in the Winter

Working out in the winter is hard;  yes, even in California.  It's dark, it's cold, and you're wearing a lot of layers.  All sound like great excuses to laze around on your couch drinking eggnog, but it's especially important to keep up your workouts as the days shorten.  Exercise will keep off those winter blues [...]

A Beginners Guide to Backpacking with Type 1 Diabetes

A Beginners Guide to Backpacking with Type 1 Diabetes

Note: An Updated version of this post can be found here I grew up assuming that backpacking was not an option for me.  Backpacking along with scuba diving was looped into the "too dangerous for diabetics" category in my head. A category, which I've only recently realized is completely ludicrous. Unlike scuba diving, no one [...]

Best Places to Pitch a Tent Near San Diego

Best Places to Pitch a Tent Near San Diego

  Cibbets Flat Kitchen Creek Cleveland National Forest Off the 8 east after Alpine, is a valley known as Kitchen Creek. As the edge of Cleveland National Forrest before you hit Anza Borrego, this is one of the lusher areas around San Diego. The campsite is dramatically situated on a creek between mountains. Not only [...]