Hello!

I’m Kristine Lowder, lifelong hiker and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hiker Babe. My special emphasis is the Pacific Northwest.

I’m here to help you:

  1. Discover and enjoy hiking
  2. Explore the great outdoors
  3. Make some discoveries and memories in the process.

I started this blog because I’m passionate about enjoying and respecting nature, sharing adventures along the way. I want to offer information and inspiration to help you make the most out of your trail miles and outdoor adventures. Like this:

“There is no exercise so beneficial, physically, mentally, or morally, nothing which gives so much of living for so little cost, as hiking our mountain and hill trails and sleeping under the stars.”
—Will Thrall

When I’m not on the trails, I can usually be found reading voraciously, listening to Andrea Bocelli, playing Frisbee with the dog, or doing just about anything to avoid scrubbing the tub.

“You gonna throw that thing or not?” Kimber wants to know!

Ready to grab your boots? Good! Let’s make the most of your outdoor miles, one step at a time!

Check out Nine Things I Believe About Hiking at my About page.

For more, download a copy of my FREE ebook, A Hiker’s Manifesto.