How to Cross Water Safely

How to Cross Water Safely

When you’re hiking, it’s not uncommon to have to cross water at some point. Typically, this is a creek, stream or river.While many water crossings are safe and easy, others are not. In fact, it’s not uncommon for hikers to perish in water crossings....
What to Know About Hiking Cairns

What to Know About Hiking Cairns

If you’re a hiker, you’ve seen hiking cairns. Hiking cairns are small piles of stones stacked together. Typically, they’re used to show hikers the correct way to proceed along a path when it’s not clear. They’re a way to say to hikers,...
Should You Wear Hiking Boots or Shoes?

Should You Wear Hiking Boots or Shoes?

One question I’m frequently asked is what kind of footwear I recommend for hiking – namely, shoes or boots.If you poll 100 hikers about their chosen footwear, you’ll get 100 different, impassioned answers. People are so sure they have found the magic...
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