Beginning and experienced hikers make hiking mistakes. I know I’ve made my share. My worst happened when hiking in unfamiliar areas of the country. Hikes in different regions often require different gear and skillsets. As a beginning hiker, you’re likely to make one or more of the following mistakes due to lack of preparedness, lack […]
There are thousands upon thousands of hiking trails out there and it’s easy to take them for granted. We assume these trails will be there and expect they’ll be pristine when we’re ready to explore. This is not the case. It takes a lot of work to maintain all these hiking trails and when the […]
When you first think about hiking with a dog, you probably envision a medium to large dog but small dogs love hiking too. Why leave your little buddy at home? They need exercise and love exploring too. Small dogs can be far more than lapdogs. They can be trailblazers just like you! If you want […]
You, your hiking buddies, your car, and belongings can all be at risk at trailheads. A few trailhead safety tips will help keep you safe from human negligence, criminal behavior, and wildlife. Criminal Behavior at Park Trailheads Park trailheads are safer than most places but they aren’t free of criminal behavior. You don’t want to […]
Are you trying to find a hiking buddy? Not sure where to look? If you don’t have family or friends that share your interests, there are great resources for finding people who’ll love sharing in outdoor adventures with you. I’ve used many of these resources myself and have made lifelong friends from doing so. Let’s […]
Waterfalls are beautiful destinations for hikers of all skill levels though precautions must be taken when visiting these natural wonders. Hidden dangers lead to serious injury and death of visitors every year. Following these waterfall safety tips can help keep you safe. Please review before exploring waterfalls on your next hike. 27 Waterfall Safety Tips […]
Men, do you have a beard? Has the call of the wild given you the itch to grow one? Women, do you have a man with a beard or a man who wants to sport some scruff? Beards keep growing in popularity but do they serve a greater purpose than making you look like a […]
Adequate hydration is essential for your overall health while hiking, backpacking, trekking, or other outdoor activities. But did you know there’s a right and wrong way to hydrate?