Welcome to my blog, Trail Dust Dirty Girl (TDDG)! It is filled with my personal adventure stories, recommendations of “Must See” places, delicious backpacking cuisine recipes, as well as tips and tools for surviving in the great outdoors.  Most of TDDG blog relates to backpacking, but does include other outdoor interests as well.  Be sure to visit “My Story” and my first “Blog” while here! WhooHoo!!!

This is a living document and a “work in progress”, please feel free to message me with any comments or suggestions that would help this page be even better. Please “follow” my blog, and I’d also love for you to follow me on Facebook (yolanda.nowicki) and Instagram (ynowicki) too.  

I hope that you will enjoy my blog and many Happy Trails to you! ~Solo Yolo


Thousand Island Lake, Eastern Sierra

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