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...
What Is a Trail Name and How Do I Get One?

What Is a Trail Name and How Do I Get One?

Trail names are a big thing in hiking circles. I’m not sure when I first learned about them, but the minute I did I was enchanted with the notion. Who hasn’t wanted to select a name for themself at some point in life.But let me back up a bit.Trail names...
Tips for Hiking the Ice Age Trail

Tips for Hiking the Ice Age Trail

The Ice Age Trail (IAT) is one of our 11 National Scenic Trails. I thru-hiked it twice, in 2013and 2015, plus have day-hiked many sections of it. Here are some tips and tricks to make your experience on the IAT a memorable one.Quick Trail HistoryThe IAT is roughly...
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