When I first started hiking I was so enamored with the adventure of the trail that I failed to recognize that there are a million hiking terms kicking around. As I began to tackle more and more miles everything began to slow down and I realized there was a hiking language all of its own.
Water skiing when the sun rises on a lake as calm as glass, a long lazy float down the river with all your closest friends, or a sunset on a sandy beach in a tropical location. Water makes the best days just a little bit better. Whether you’re hiking or backpacking when the rain hits
Imagine a spring hike with the morning sun peaking over the hills and the soft cool breeze beating on your back. Walking through the wilderness with nothing on your mind other than the chirping of the birds and the sound of the leaves in the wind. Now imagine that same hike with lower back pain
The era of the sports sandal has arrived, sort of. If you’ve ever hiked in boots, at some point you have probably said to yourself, “There has to be a better option.” Then you remember the person you saw wearing sandals and they had nothing but praise for them. It’s more and more common to see
Solvitur Ambulando. Latin for “It is solved by walking.” From the mountains of the Pacific Northwest to the granite walls that loom high above Yosemite National Park. There are endless reasons why we choose to get outdoors and hike. Often times it is an easy way to escape the everyday grind of the monotonous routines
The weather outside is frightful and a winter hike seems so delightful, or something like that… With winter upon us and the cold weather that comes with it, it’s easy to forget about hiking. Don’t do that. Hiking IS a four-season activity, and there are copious reasons to escape the warm comforts of a fire
Sun’s out guns out, and in the mountains, your water bottles too. With the looming joy of hot summer days, barbeques with friends, and the undeniable happiness that we find in summer and on the trail. It is important to keep in mind the dangers of hot weather hiking. The best time of year to hike,
Backpacking takes you to magical places that are rarely seen by the human eye, secret spots, and hidden alpine lakes. It shows you the most magnificent displays that nature has to offer, and is gonna cost some real blood, sweat, and tears. So, how many calories are burned backpacking? That’s a loaded question if there ever