Tag Archives: Hiking Techniques

Tips for Hiking in Cold and Wet Weather

A combination of driving rain, high winds, and temperatures just above freezing, represents some of the most challenging weather that a hiker can face. In these conditions, hypothermia and frostbite (if the thermometer subsequently drops below 0°C / 32°F) are a very real possibility. Thankfully, cold-related maladies are far easier to prevent than they are […]


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 — […]

Winter Hiking How-To Guide: Pro Tips

Hiking in the winter takes a bit more know-how and gear prep, but it can quickly become a rewarding activity. With these winter hiking tips, getting out to the trails will be a safe, easy, and enjoyable activity no matter the time of year or amount of snow. Winter Hiking Tips Check the Weather Before You […]

How to Train Your Dog for Hiking

t’s a perfect day: The sun is shining, the air is cool, and the ground is dry. You’d be crazy not to want to head out for a hike with your four-legged friend. But before both of you are ready for the trail, there are a few things you should tick off your list. Just like […]

Learn to protect your toes from trauma on the trail

There are many ways to get bumps and bruises out there on the trail, but the big toe always seems to be the first one to the crash. In most people, this is because it is the longest toe. This is too bad, since the big toe can really complain, especially if the big toenail […]


Hiking is fun but it’s tough to enjoy the scenery while gasping for air! Training with these hiking exercises will ensure you’re fit to tackle any trail. It is easy to conjure up an image of a picture-perfect hike: an empty trail that winds alongside a babbling brook through a verdant and lush valley before ascending […]

What to wear for a summer hike

The sun is beating down, you hear the roar of a waterfall, and just around the corner is a cool, secluded waterhole. It’s time to make the most of the warm weather with a summer hike. But before we do, let’s revise the basics. When the sun is out, there’s a good chance you’ll be […]

Hiking Checklist: What to Bring on a Hike

Heading out for a day hike is a delightful way to explore nature with friends and family, or even by yourself. Whether you want to go deep into the mountains or stay closer to home, the places to go are numerous; many state and national parks offer broad networks for trails, as does national forest […]


HIKING FOR BEGINNERS: TIPS AND TRICKS FOR SUCCESS Hiking is a fun, relaxing way to experience the great outdoors with friends and family. When you go on a hike, you get to explore places in nature that the roads cannot reach. Leave your worries about time, work and other stressors far behind and reawaken your […]

Tips for Hiking Downhill

Hiking downhill is often taken for granted. In the minds of some, it represents the equivalent of “backcountry gravy”; the reward that follows the exertion of a challenging ascent. Yet hiking downhill takes its toll. Twists, slips and tumbles are most likely to happen while descending and no other type of hiking causes more wear and […]