Category Archives: Hiking

The Best Backpacking Backpacks

Backpacking is a great way to get off the grid, hone your survival skills, observe wilderness at its most wild, and perhaps best of all in these virus-laden times, drop crowds. Regardless of your motivations, we’re here to help you find a pack that will allow you to enjoy the journey as much as the destination. […]

STYLISH AND COMFORTABLE HIKING OUTFITS FOR WOMEN

Getting out into the great outdoors and going for a hike can be an incredible experience. There’s the fresh air, the endorphins from exercise, and all those fantastic views providing the perfect Instagram backdrop. But, finding the ideal outfit to wear hiking can be a challenge. After all, striking the right balance between fashion and […]

WHAT TO WEAR HIKING

A walk in the woods is an excellent way to retreat and regroup from the hectic pace of everyday life. And for those Type A personalities among us, a demanding hike up and down a mountain is even better. Regardless of how you approach it, your hike will end up being much more enjoyable — […]

Clothing and Gear Tips for Cold-Weather Hiking

To stay comfortable on a cold-weather hike, it’s critical to wear the right clothing and carry the right gear. Wear layers: Layering is a three-part system that includes a base layer that wicks perspiration away from your skin, a mid layer that insulates you from the cold and a shell layer that keeps wind and moisture out. The goal with […]

Tips for Buying Winter and Snow Boots

In this guide: Golden rules for buying winter boots What to look for in winter boots Winter boot buying guide Buying winter boots for toddlers Buying winter and snow boots is a crucial shopping task when the weather starts to turn. But because winter boots come in all shapes, colours and sizes, you might find the […]

5 Tips for Choosing Hiking Boots

Stomping through the woods on a rigorous hike gets more exhilarating with each step. But are your feet as excited as you? Your feet take on the bulk of the work on hiking excursions, so it’s important that they have the right padding and protection. Choosing hiking boots isn’t always easy. From size to style, […]

Food and Hydration Tips for Cold-Weather Hiking

Your body’s metabolism is its best heat source, so you need to keep it fueled up with food and water. Remember to eat and drink: When it’s cold outside, you might be less inclined to stop for food and water. Make it simple by keeping snacks and water within reach so you can eat and sip […]

Your Essential Winter Hiking Checklist

Hiking isn’t just for warm weather. Especially in the Hudson Valley, where vistas are treasures and well-protected forests can feel like untouched wonderlands, winter hiking is worthwhile. “The sky is so blue, the leaves are off the trees, the views can be more pronounced, the environment in general is a lot more simplified,” says Rich […]

New To Hiking – Gear Accessories

Today I want to take a look at some hiking accessories you may need for your first hiking trips out on the trail. Now, I want to reiterate this again lest there be any confusion as to the message of this series of posts forbeginners on the area of hiking gear. Photo Credit: Perfect Zero The main […]

Winter Day-Hiking Gear List: Are You Prepared?

Even though it says November in our calendars, winter is here in the Adirondack High Peaks. Packing for winter hikes is more involved than preparing for summer excursions. Conditions vary greatly, so being prepared for a host of situations is key to staying safe and comfortable in the backcountry. The big question that I always […]