Welcome To Great Minds Think Hike (GMTH),

Here our mission is to empower everyday people with knowledge, confidence, and skills so they can conquer the outdoors. We were all born to hike, explore, and experience nature. Our hope is to inspire and motivate everyday people to get outside and smell the roses.

What content will I find on GMTH?

We focus on outdoor living, involving hiking, camping, and traveling. In this site we offer:

  • Quality tips and advice for everyday hikers
  • Gear reviews and buyer guides influenced by extensive research and gear testing
  • Camping tips and advice
  • National Park guides and other travel lists
  • Tips for gear care and repair
  • and so much more!

Hi! Were Glad You’re here,

Hey, were Adrian and Lissy, and we’re the adventurous married couple running around behind the scenes here. By trade we are medical professionals. Adrian an occupational therapist (OTR/L) and Lissy a nurse (RN).

But, in our free time amongst many things we really enjoy traveling, hiking, beaching, sipping coffee, and really anything outdoors. Currently, were based in Springfield, Missouri though we have been spending a lot of time on the road. At the moment we are in Idaho!

Bucket List

We want to visit all 63 US national park and all 50 states. In addition, to the 7 wonders of the world. Other places on the list include Iceland, Patagonia, and anything else we find along the way!

Favorite Activities

We like to hike, camp, explore beaches, learn the history, and find the best local food. Top favorites activities so far have been snorkeling with sharks and hiking a 14er.

Favorite Destination

So far our favorite destination goes to the Big Island of Hawaii. The food is incredible and there is just so much to do from hiking, beaching, and snorkeling!

“Life teaches us to make good use of time and time teaches us to value life”