Trekking Poles: My Must-Have Hiking Equipment

People often ask what hiking clothing or gear I can’t do without. Trekking poles are always on the top on my list.I can’t quite remember why I first bought a pair. But it was sometime after a hiking companion raved about them while we were gamboling around the hilly...

New Challenge: Hiking the Arizona Trail

I'm terrified. In just three months, I'll be setting out to thru-hike the Arizona National Scenic Trail, or AZT for short. It's only 800 miles compared to the 1,150-mile Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin, which I've thru-hiked twice now. So what's the big deal? It's not the...

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