Speaking at Sibley’s – Hiking for the Couch Potato

Come by Sibley’s West in Downtown Chandler Friday night – March 14 – for a book-signing from 6 to 8 pm. Four Arizona authors will be speaking and signing books at Sibley’s West – the shop at 72 S. San Marcos Place that features Arizona-made gifts, including my Hiking for the Couch Potato books – with the theme Read More …

Overcoming hiking fears

Yesterday at my book signing (Great event – met a lot of interesting people!), I met a man who said he was really afraid of hiking.  He kept hearing about people having to be rescued. Overcoming hiking fears can be an easy thing if you use the following suggestions: 1) If you are new to Read More …

Book signing for Couch Potato

Couch Potato – alias Shelley Gillespie is pleased to announce that she will be hosted for a book signing for both Couch Potato books at the new Book Warehouse at the north end of the new Phoenix Premium Outlet in Chandler, Arizona.  Come by between 12 noon and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. The Read More …

Hiking Hats: Don’t leave home without them!

What the well-dressed hiker will wear As a Couch Potato hiker, I would be remiss if I did not remind everyone to wear a full-brimmed hat on hiking adventures. The current trend to wear baseball caps is just not enough protection. I can attest to that, as my husband has become a red-necked hiker far Read More …

For the new year – In her boots

Posted by on Jan 1, 2012 in Hiking Gear | No Comments

In my boots: New beginnings A new year is like a great, shiny package: You can’t wait to unwrap the gift and see what’s inside. Depending on what we anticipate, we never know what we might find and whether we will be excited or disappointed. A lot of what we receive is entirely due to Read More …

7 Things to Know about Choosing Hiking Boots

After a recent foray to find new hiking boots, the Couch Potato would like to share the following, so others don’t make the same mistakes she did previously! 1. Don’t be in a rush. You’re going to be wearing these boots on the trail for a while. Comfort is everything! 2. Look for boots that Read More …

South Mountain Park Hiking with the Couch Potato

Posted by on Jul 24, 2011 in Hiking Adventures, Hiking Gear | No Comments

South Mountain Park in Phoenix, Arizona has hikes for Couch Potatoes. It also has some more challenging hikes and some terrific views. As the largest City Park in the US, South Mountain is the magnet that draws everyone from bicyclists, to families, to singles people with dogs. You can count on a greeting from most Read More …