Nicole and Alex Docta

We are a hiking/ traveling/ blogging team from Milwaukee, WI. We started our A.T. thru-hike in 2013 as a belated honeymoon. Alex succeeded (because he is a crazy ultra-runner) but Nicole lost too much weight and has NH and ME to complete. Nicole now has old-lady knees, and Alex continues to to get better at long-distance running!

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Gear Review: C2 Women’s Elite Half Zip Wool and Performance Tights

Gear Review: C2 Women’s Elite Half Zip Wool and Performance Tights

Oh the weather outside is frightful But the fire is so delightful But since I want to hike outside I need the right gear for the snow! That is

Dec 15, 2016 : Nicole and Alex Docta
Gear Review: Katadyn BeFree Water Filter

Gear Review: Katadyn BeFree Water Filter

Katadyn BeFree Water Filtration System which basically consists of a collapsible container that the filter screws into. The filter is 58 grams or a

Nov 29, 2016 : Nicole and Alex Docta
Protecting Agaisnt Zika and Other Insect Borne Diseases

Protecting Agaisnt Zika and Other Insect Borne Diseases

With the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the Zika virus an international public health emergency and no vaccine to prevent contracting the

Jul 27, 2016 : Nicole and Alex Docta
Gear Review: Hanz Tap Knit Waterproof Touchscreen Gloves

Gear Review: Hanz Tap Knit Waterproof Touchscreen Gloves

Seeing as it is summer in Salt Lake City and this is a winter product, I was met with a challenge both in terms of practicality and ego. Luckily,

Jul 20, 2016 : Nicole and Alex Docta
Gear Review: Bergans Down Light

Gear Review: Bergans Down Light

It's finally winter! At least it is in Salt Lake City where we got a few feet of snow the last couple weeks. I have been eager to try out my Bergans

Jan 4, 2016 : Nicole and Alex Docta
Gear Review: Hoka One One Speedgoat and Tor Ultra Hi

Gear Review: Hoka One One Speedgoat and Tor Ultra Hi

The as a runner, I’ve run in a few different pairs of Hoka’s, and I like them. The boots feel very similar to the shoe. They feel like your foot is

Nov 25, 2015 : Nicole and Alex Docta
Review: Source Hydration Reservoirs: Ultimate Hydration System and Divide Hydration System

Review: Source Hydration Reservoirs: Ultimate Hydration System and Divide Hydration System

Source shipped us two of their newest hydration bladders and wanted us to check them out.  I'm not gonna lie, as a long distance hiker, right off the

Mar 16, 2015 : Nicole and Alex Docta
Vitchelo vs. Black Diamond Storm

Vitchelo vs. Black Diamond Storm

A headlamp is a great thing to have for those late night potty breaks.  There is nothing worse than having to go to the bathroom outside in the dark!

Feb 12, 2015 : Nicole and Alex Docta
Review: GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Dualist & Snow Peak Titanium 450 Mug

Review: GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Dualist & Snow Peak Titanium 450 Mug

How many different pots, pans, platters, dishes, glasses, and utensils did you use for Thanksgiving?  I bet it was a lot!  You can't carry nearly

Dec 10, 2014 : Nicole and Alex Docta
Your Ultimate Guide to Camp Stove and Fuel Options

Your Ultimate Guide to Camp Stove and Fuel Options

In line with my last post about BioLite Campstove because we weren't sure about fuel availability on the trail, and we are nature-loving hippies.  We

Oct 28, 2014 : Nicole and Alex Docta