If you enjoy hiking in your spare time, you will know that blisters can be an uncomfortable and frustrating side effect, especially for beginners. There are three conditions that are needed for a blister to form: heat, friction and moisture. If any one of these factors is missing, you will not get a blister. Here … More How To Avoid Hiking Blisters
Keeping a chair handy is like having a pocket knife—you never know how much you need it until you have it.
We know what you’re thinking, “Have a chair handy? Why would I need a chair handy?” Well, friend, these are questions that we’re here to answer. Let’s break down a couple of scenarios together. … More Phone, Keys, Wallet, Chair
If you enjoy hiking, you understand the importance of preserving nature. We want to protect everything that the great outdoors has to offer. By preserving nature, we are protecting it for ourselves, for future visitors, and for the creatures that make their home there. While we all believe in using an environmentally-friendly approach, here are … More The Best Ways To Preserve Nature While Hiking
Guest blog by: Makayla Hobbs I am currently part of a study away program based in Bass Lake, California. We have most classes outside, surrounded by nature and far removed from city life. It’s as magical as it sounds. On weekends, we explore Yosemite National Park – one of the highlights of this semester was a … More Beginners Backpacking Guide
By Amanda Wilks Is there anything as freeing as a spontaneous bikepacking trip? There’s just something about throwing a few armfuls of gear into a go-bag and biking out to the nearest secluded stretch of forest trail or mountain path that holds a special allure difficult to overshadow. If you’ve ever been bitten by the … More 6 Things to Take with You on Your Next Bikepacking Trip
It’s football season! Whether you are a fan of the sport or would rather be anywhere else, no-one can deny how much fun tailgating is! Remember these key essentials for a stress-free good time. … More 10 Tips for Stress-Free Tailgating
With all of the tragic fires engulfing the West Coast areas we love, it never hurts to review some fire safety tips before hitting the trail. Remember to always be prepared, and always check the weather conditions before heading out for an enjoyable trek. … More 5 Fire Safety Tips While on the Trail