Temperatures got you down? Too much snow in the mountains to hike? Are your favorite lakes frozen over? Don’t put your backpacking gear away, go winter hiking instead!Embarking on a winter hike can be the first step towards combating seasonal depression and beginning a … [Read more...] about Winter Hiking and How to Prepare for it
Man’s best friend – ok, got that expression out of the way. Do you bring your dog hiking with you? Depending on your hiking style, and where you like to hike, bringing a dog could potentially be the best thing you ever did for your overall hiking experience. An Overview on Dogs … [Read more...] about Hiking With your Dog
Once the decision has been made to undertake a long distance hike (a thru-hike), your life changes immediately. The initial thrill of buying plane tickets or investing in an ultralight tent quickly wears off as the gravity of the situation sinks in. This is not just a weekend … [Read more...] about Training for a Thru-Hike
The dangers of altitude cannot be overstated. Hiking over 2438 meters puts your body in an atmosphere much different than what you have evolved for near sea level. At this elevation, the air holds less oxygen and your lungs, heart, and blood, struggle to transport enough to the … [Read more...] about Altitude, How to Deal With it?