Tag Archives: hiking list

Secrets of the Guides: 10 Tips From Outdoor Pros

1. Get ready faster. The easy way? Don’t unpack. When you finish a weekend trip, leave all the stuff you use for nearly every adventure—stove, sleeping pad, first-aid kit, repair kit—together in your pack. Have an organized rack or bin for each sport: climbing, paddling, etc. That way, you can just add activity-specific items and clothes […]

10 Tips for Hiking & Backpacking in the Rain

There’s no doubt that rainy and cold conditions add an element of challenge to getting outside. But, don’t let a drizzly forecast stop you from being active and immersing yourself in nature. The right mindset and quality rain gear make all the difference. Whether you’re day hiking, backpacking for multiple days, or simply heading out […]

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 — […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 Invaluable Hiking Tips and Advice

Hiking Solo or Hiking in a Group? At Hikingprostore, we know that everyone has a personal preference for how they want to hike. Many enjoy the camaraderie of groups, while many others relish the solitude that comes with hiking on your own. Both have their benefits, and it’s really up to you how you’d like to […]

8 Hiking Safety Tips

Shelter, food and water are life’s most basic necessities, and things that are all too easy to take for granted. So much so that when it’s time to get away from it all and disappear into the woods for a rejuvenating hike, it’s easy to overlook your most basic needs.  Without proper planning and packing, […]

12 TIPS TO PACK LIGHT FOR LONG HIKES

When planning to hike for an extended period of time you should know of the value of lightening the weight you will be carrying. Lightening up your backpack load can be quite a daunting task, especially when you want to carry everything you need for that long hike. A lighter backpack can help you hike […]