2021 Holiday Gifts for Hikers

2021 Holiday Gifts for Hikers

There’s still time to get holiday gifts for the hikers in your life. I went through all of my newer clothing, gear and accessories and came up with my top picks for 2021, along with a short description of what I love about each item. Everything on this list is...
Leave No Trace: How to Backpack Responsibly

Leave No Trace: How to Backpack Responsibly

Whether you’re backpacking alone or with a group, it’s important to be responsible to preserve natural landscapes and hiking trails. Having a respect for Mother Nature can help future generations enjoy the great outdoors as well. One of the primary ways to do this is...
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,...
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