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Mastering Campsite Selection and Setup for Overnight Hiking

Mastering Campsite Selection and Setup for Overnight Hiking

Embarking on an overnight hiking adventure offers a thrilling escape into nature's embrace. One crucial aspect of a successful trip is mastering the art of campsite selection and setup. Choosing the right campsite and properly setting up your overnight shelter can...

How To Prepare For An Overnight Hike

How To Prepare For An Overnight Hike

As a beginning hiker, it is common for you to build confidence quickly, especially as you get more experience. After a couple of days of hiking, you're ready to take on an overnight trip. While it can be easy to jump into an overnight hiking trip, it is important to...

How To Plan A Group Hike

How To Plan A Group Hike

Hiking with a group can be a fun and enjoyable way to experience the great outdoors. Whether planning a casual stroll or a challenging hike, it's essential to be prepared. This blog will discuss how to plan a successful group hike. Steps for Planning a Group Hike:...

Weekend-Long Hikes to Consider This Year

Weekend-Long Hikes to Consider This Year

No matter the season, backpacking is one of the best ways to make the most of a long weekend. Climbing mountain passes, strolling along the coast, or exploring lush forests - the possibilities are endless. Whether you're revisiting a treasured spot or ticking a new...

The Best Trails To Hike As A Family Around The United States

The Best Trails To Hike As A Family Around The United States

Finding the right hike for children can be hard, as the trail must be safe and not too strenuous. Also, it's important that the hike gets them interested in learning more about the outdoors. There are plenty of national parks that are great for kids' hikes around the...

Tips To Remember When Hiking Alone

Tips To Remember When Hiking Alone

Getting into the world of hiking alone can be very intimidating, especially if you have no friends to accompany you. Learning how to pack, what to wear, and what to expect while hiking are just some of the basic steps most people will need to complete to hike safely....

Staying Safe While Hiking in Cold Weather

Staying Safe While Hiking in Cold Weather

Winter is a great time to hike, as it allows you to experience the beauty of nature. Hiking on top of a blanket of snow can be a beautiful experience, possibly observing a different view of nature, like the tracks of an animal ahead of you. However, winter hiking can...