Hiking

These Photos Will Make You Want to Hike Now

For some people, one of the best parts of hiking is the views. There’s nothing like climbing to the top of a high mountain and admiring the scenery below you. Some places in North America are completely magical when you see them in person, and almost just as good when you see them in photos. […]

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10 Activity Ideas for Outdoor Enthusiasts on Labor Day Weekend

Summer is just about coming to an end, and there’s only one weekend left to enjoy the good weather. Labor Day Weekend is right around the corner, and people everywhere will be trying to end the season with a bang. If your adventurous self wants to get outside, but you’re not so sure what to […]

Backcountry Destinations

At 100 Years Old, the National Parks Need More Love

This past Thursday, the U.S. National Parks celebrated their 100th birthday. These places, which are known as “America’s Best Idea,” are still revered as such. Perhaps the days of getting in the old station wagon and heading to the parks with all the kids in the backseat are long gone. But, people are still finding time […]

Hiking

Angela Goettl Sheds Light on the Side of Hiking No One Talks About

When I met Angela Goettl, I was excited to learn that she was planning on hiking the Superior Hiking Trail by herself. I didn’t know much about her at that point, but I couldn’t help but be intrigued by her passionate hiking goals. Following Angela closely, I was eager to see where her hike would “take her.” […]

These Photos Will Make You Want to Hike Now

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At 100 Years Old, the National Parks Need More Love

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Backcountry Destinations

At 100 Years Old, the National Parks Need More Love

This past Thursday, the U.S. National Parks celebrated their 100th birthday. These places, which are known as “America’s Best Idea,” are still revered as such. Perhaps the days of getting in the old station wagon and heading to the parks with all the kids in the backseat are long gone. But, people are still finding time […]

The 9 Best Swimming Holes for a Backcountry Dip

Getting outside during the summer is the best. There’s camping, fishing, kayaking, and just sleeping under the stars. While all those things are mighty fun, it can be a little hard to enjoy them fully when you’re suffering in the intolerable heat. If you really want to live up your summer in the outdoors, then […]

(Almost) Free Outdoorsy Things to Do This Summer

We all know that for the most part, getting outdoors is relatively cheap. Even after buying your gear and paying for your park entrance fees and permits, it usually comes out way more affordable than say, a trip to Disney World. That being said, everyone loves to save money where they can. If you’re looking […]

10 Reasons to Hike the San Juan Islands This Summer

If you want something a little bit different to do this summer, then head to the San Juan Islands. This archipelago has recently become more and more popular among backcountry enthusiasts and travelers alike, so you should definitely get out here before it gets too crowded. These islands may be small compared to other hiking destinations […]

7 Easy Hikes You Must Try This Summer

Summertime is one of the best times to hike, but also one of the most difficult due to the hot weather. With the sun beating down on your back and the humidity out of control, many people prefer to just sit in the air conditioning as long as possible. If you still want to get […]

7 Reasons to Camp in Utah

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from the folks at Authorized Boots Utah is a great place for camping. The good news for all campers and hikers is that all that scenery has been preserved by the park service for all to enjoy. If you look at a map of Utah, you’ll see that almost […]

The 7 Steepest Mountains in North America

While any hike can be a challenge on its own, there are many ways to put yourself to to the test when you’re in the outdoors. Whenever you do research about a trail, it’s easy to determine the difficulty of it based on a few different factors. Typically, a trail is considered difficult based on […]

Backcountry Skills

10 Activity Ideas for Outdoor Enthusiasts on Labor Day Weekend

Summer is just about coming to an end, and there’s only one weekend left to enjoy the good weather. Labor Day Weekend is right around the corner, and people everywhere will be trying to end the season with a bang. If your adventurous self wants to get outside, but you’re not so sure what to […]

Falling: One of the Most Dangerous Aspects of Hiking and How to Prevent It

This week, when veteran hiker William Lowe was hiking in the Green Mountains of Vermont, he slipped and fell, dislocating his ankle and breaking it in three places. Thanks to the Cornell Outdoor Society who happened to be hiking in the area around the same time, Lowe was protected until help was able to come, […]

8 Items You Should Be Able to Find in Every Hiker’s Home

The trail might be considered your second home, but unless you’re a nomad, you probably have an actual shelter you sleep in when you’re not hiking. How you live at home is probably very telling of what kind of person you are, or at least what interests you possess. While every hiker lives two lives, […]

You Can Do It! Encouragements for 5 Unique Hikers

Anyone can hike. Even if you think you have something that limits you, there is always a way to overcome it. Yeah, it might take more of a push or some assistance from a friend, but it’s absolutely possible to do just as much, if not more, than an “ordinary hiker.” If you’ve ever doubted […]

7 Sure-Fire Ways to Repel Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes or “mozzies” are one of the biggest complaints hikers have about summertime hiking. These little critters will stop at nothing before they nibble you to little itchy pieces. People, therefore, have been coming up with the best possible ways to repel mosquitoes for years. Fortunately, getting these guys off of you has become easier as […]

5 Flashlight Types for Late Night Hiking and Camping

Flashlights, believe it or not, are one of the most forgotten items when people go hiking. If you have forgotten your flashlight before, we don’t blame you. When you only need something for certain times of day, and you already have one on your phone, it sometimes gets left behind. That being said, a flashlight […]

7 Ways to Call for Help When Lost or Hurt Outdoors

Getting lost or hurt outdoors is any backpacker’s worst fear come true. No matter how much you try to be prepared in case the unimaginable happens, sometimes the trail can be unpredictable. Luckily, we live in a world now where it’s not impossible to call for help outdoors. In case you ever find yourself caught […]

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These Photos Will Make You Want to Hike Now

For some people, one of the best parts of hiking is the views. There’s nothing like climbing to the top of a high mountain and admiring the scenery below you. Some places in North America are completely magical when you see them in person, and almost just as good when you see them in photos. […]

10 Activity Ideas for Outdoor Enthusiasts on Labor Day Weekend

Summer is just about coming to an end, and there’s only one weekend left to enjoy the good weather. Labor Day Weekend is right around the corner, and people everywhere will be trying to end the season with a bang. If your adventurous self wants to get outside, but you’re not so sure what to […]

Angela Goettl Sheds Light on the Side of Hiking No One Talks About

When I met Angela Goettl, I was excited to learn that she was planning on hiking the Superior Hiking Trail by herself. I didn’t know much about her at that point, but I couldn’t help but be intrigued by her passionate hiking goals. Following Angela closely, I was eager to see where her hike would “take her.” […]

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Trading in Trail Reviews for Full Outdoor Itineraries

It’s out with the old and in with the new, as people are beginning to trade in familiar trail reviews for comprehensive, outdoor itineraries. Until now, outdoor enthusiasts have looked at trail information as their main source of planning an adventure. Unfortunately, info on a single trail isn’t helpful to a hiker looking for something […]

5 Flashlight Types for Late Night Hiking and Camping

Flashlights, believe it or not, are one of the most forgotten items when people go hiking. If you have forgotten your flashlight before, we don’t blame you. When you only need something for certain times of day, and you already have one on your phone, it sometimes gets left behind. That being said, a flashlight […]

6 Cool Convertible Campers and Tents

Camping has taken on a whole new meaning ever since clever innovators have hit the scene. Getting outdoors doesn’t have to always be so old-fashioned. It doesn’t even need to involve a plain, boring tent. That’s especially true if you like to explore the outdoors in your own way. Want to get outside but want to […]