This is a running list of gear that I use. These are not official endorsements or sponsored. You may see some of these items in photos or I may refer to them in my posts.


Asolo Fission women’s hiking boots from REI Garage Sale.

Asolo TPS 520 GV women’s hiking boots from REI Garage Sale.

Vasque Taku women’s hiking boots from REI. These are a discontinued model but other Vasques may be comparable.

Oboz Sawtooth hiking shoes are great for those easy flat trails. I use the non-waterproof ones, but waterproof ones are available. Available at REI.

Darn Tough Micro Crew Socks are my favorite. They are the perfect size for hiking boots. I know they will last forever. Available at REI.


I love Zella plus size leggings! The fabric and stitching feels very high quality and I’ve never had any problems with them. The best part is that they are high-waist and stay put! I buy mine on clearance at Nordstrom or on Poshmark.


Osprey Daylite 13 liter backpack in “Black Star” pattern from REI.

Deuter Trail 28 SL pack I got used on Mercari, but also available at REI.


Montem ultra-strong trekking poles are awesome. They are super sturdy and at a good price point.