Hiking With Mirna: Get Joy, Laughs, and Pro Tips From ‘The Mirnavator’

Go on a mini-hike adventure with none other than ‘The Mirnavator.’

Hydro Flask has employed Vermont-based Mirna “The Mirnavator” Valerio for its latest “How We Go” film series episode. It’s informative, light, and funny — and Valerio is definitely the star of the show.

You really don’t need to read any further if you are going to watch the film (it’s only 3 minutes, and worth it!), but we’ve distilled it down here.

‘Rules of the Trail’ featuring Mirna Valerio

Pack smart. “Good shoes, good clothes, food and drink,” Valerio says. Include your 5 or 10 essentials.

Know where you’re going. Download a trail app (the Mirnavator uses AllTrails) or bring a map. Or both. Just don’t rely on cell service.

Leave no trace. Don’t litter. Don’t leave litter. Simple as that.

Share the trail (and practice right of way). Or, in the words of the Mirnavator, Don’t be a f*cking trail hog.

That’s it. Get out there and enjoy some hikes!

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Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and serves as the leader of Lola Digital Media’s DEI Committee.

She has been writing about hiking, running, climbing, camping, skiing, and more for seven years, and has been on staff at GearJunkie since 2019. Prior to that, Mary wrote for 5280 Magazine in Denver while working as an outdoor instructor teaching climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking at Avid4Adventure. Based in Denver, Colorado, Murphy is an avid hiker, runner, backpacker, skier, yogi, and pack-paddleboarder.

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