Backpacking

Tips for Hiking with Chronic Back Pain

Four out of five Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives making it one of the most common physical health problems in the United States. Some causes of back pain are inevitable such as aging or genetics, but other causes can be avoided such as injury and strain. Luckily, there […]

Backcountry Skills

This is How You Should Always Take a Break While You Hike

After a long day snowshoeing on a trail or making your way up a steep mountain side, your body tends to get tired. Often times, a lot of the pain and soreness happens at the beginning of the hike, which can prevent people from carrying on. It’s not until later that the muscles work up […]

Backcountry Skills

How to Go From the Sofa to the Summit in 2 Weeks

Thanks to Alex from Fitter Faster for this contribution. In a recent stretch of my life I became the supreme ruler of my couch: the Sofa King. Outside my window were the mountain peaks that marked the edge of my domain, and only one thought passed through my mind: how do I get up there? […]

Backcountry Destinations

Are You Up For This 100 Mile Hiking Challenge?

If you’re looking to get in shape with an exciting hiking challenge, then one of America’s most popular trails has something awesome to offer this year. In celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, the North Country Trail Association is getting together to bring hikers everywhere the 100 Mile Hiking Challenge. It won’t be easy, […]

Tips for Hiking with Chronic Back Pain

This is How You Should Always Take a Break While You Hike

How to Go From the Sofa to the Summit in 2 Weeks

Are You Up For This 100 Mile Hiking Challenge?

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