Tag Archives: hiking trips

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 […]

Discover Hiking With Your Dog: Essential Tips & Gear

If you hike often, there are undoubtably moments where you catch yourself wishing your furry goofball was by your side. Hiking with dogs can be great fun both for pet parents and canine companions alike. However, many new pet parents are afraid of hiking with their dogs, especially on longer routes. What if something goes […]

6 Reasons to Join a Meetup Hiking Group or Bushwalking Club

When I first started hiking, I always hiked solo. I loved the solitude that hiking by myself would provide. I loved immersing myself in nature, setting my own route and pace, hearing no sounds other than nature, starting when I wanted and finishing late into the night if I chose to. When hiking by myself, I […]

CRITICAL FOOTWEAR CONSIDERATIONS

BOOTS VS. SHOES VS. TRAIL RUNNERS – Hiking footwear is a really personal choice, and people often have differing opinions on what type of shoe works best for hiking. Here’s an article that will help you decide which style will work best for you. SIZING – Feet can swell during long days on the trail, […]

COASTAL HIKING TIPS: ADVICE FOR BEACH BACKPACKING

Over the years, I’ve done a lot of coastal hiking trips. I recently added it up, and I’ve been on 15 different beach backpacking trips in British Columbia and Washington. Coastal trails are in a totally different environment than the mountains or the forest, and they come with their own set of challenges. In this […]