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Your Guide to Safely Hiking Alone

My favorite spring break in college was when I was studying abroad in Australia, and my close friends and I decided to opt for a week of camping in New Zealand. I had been hiking before, but this was what made me fall in love with it.

As I returned to New York, though, my city lifestyle and city friends got the best of me, and I rarely ever hit the great trails that are just a train ride away. What a waste! I know I don’t need to go with friends, but honestly, I’m scared to go hiking alone, and I don’t know where to start when it comes to doing it safely and as a woman. So I decided to speak with some avid hikers and learn a few tips to get me (and anybody who wants to hike solo) out on the trails, safe and sound.


Here's what you need to know, written by Brooke LaMantia here.


April 24, 2024

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Brooke LaMantia is editorial assistant at the Cut. She also writes for the site, covering shopping, culture, and style. Her work has appeared in Nylon, W, Harper’s Bazaar, and Teen Vogue.

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