Category Archives: Hike List

Why Do People Like Hiking? 7 Exciting Reasons Why!

Do you enjoy hiking or are curious about why so many people like hiking? Over the years I’ve had friends who don’t see the point of hiking and had no interest in trying it out. Well, I haven’t given up on them yet so I’d like to share my top reasons that you should hike. Why […]

HOW TO HIKE WITH KIDS THIS WINTER: FAMILY-APPROVED HACKS

It’s officially winter! While many people cringe at the thought of trying to convince our kids (and ourselves) to layer up and get outside, there are numerous benefits to getting outside in the cold! Between fewer crowds on trails, a boost to your mood and a reduction in stress, getting outside in the winter months is […]

Tips And Tricks For Hiking With Kids

Hiking with kids can be a great experience for the entire family. However, before you strap on your hiking boots and set out with kids in tow, it’s always helpful to plan ahead. Whether that means creating a list of necessities or checking the trail conditions where you’ll be hiking, there are many factors to keep in […]

Safety Tips for Hiking with Kids

Summer is the perfect time for outdoor adventure. But before you and your kids hit the trails, make sure you know (and follow!) these hiking safety tips.  Before you go, let someone know your plans.Whether you’re planning a 10-mile hike in a remote forest or a 2-mile jaunt around the local park, let someone know […]

HIKING ESSENTIALS – WHAT TO WEAR WHEN HIKING

In the previous two installments of our “Hiking Essentials” series, we discussed what to bring with you on a day hike, along with tips for staying safe on the trail. In this third installment, we’re going to talk about what to wear on a hike. Below, I discuss what to wear when hiking, along with some tips based on […]

Hiking in Leggings – How to Pick the Best Hiking Tights

If you are one of those girls that live in their yoga pants, then you already know and appreciate the level of comfort that leggings offer. It’d hard to think of a physical activity where leggings aren’t the superior clothing choice, and they seem to have become a common piece of a hiking apparel. One […]

Three-Season Gear Checklist

Clothing Outerwear waterproof/breathable jacket waterproof/breathable pants fleece/synthetic jacket or wool sweater waterproof gaiters (optional) synthetic hiking pants synthetic shorts Base Layer midweight long john top midweight long john bottoms long sleeve T-shirt synthetic T-shirt synthetic briefs synthetic sports bra Accessories wool or fleece hat midweight wool or fleece gloves Footwear camp footwear (optional) waterproof hiking […]

How to Pack a Backpack for a Hiking Trip

Backpacks have come a long way since the 70’s, when hikers swore by (and at) bulky external frames and nifty side pockets were few and far between. Nowadays, there’s any number of high-tech packs that help you lug more gear longer, and farther, than ever before. But it’s still critical that you know how to pack a backpack […]