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9 Hiking Tips for New Hikers

9 Hiking Tips for New Hikers

Hiking is an excellent way to find adventure and connect with nature, while delivering multiple physical and mental benefits beyond scenery and fun. Just being[Read More…]

by September 17, 2015 0 comments Skills
Foot Care For Hikers

Foot Care For Hikers

Every mode of transportation requires regularly scheduled maintenance. Why should a hiker’s feet be any different? Let’s take a quick peek at the moving parts[Read More…]

by August 13, 2015 0 comments Community, Skills
Photo by Christopher Cotrell Flickr.com

7 Tips for a Successful Solo Trip

Hiking and camping can be some of the most peaceful, and often spiritual, activities. It reminds us to open our ears to every rustling leaf[Read More…]

by July 23, 2015 0 comments Skills
Photo by John Allen Flickr.com

The Case for Better Car Camping

After reading a lot of articles recently about the decline of car camping as a recreational activity, I began to wonder why. This article addresses[Read More…]

by July 14, 2015 0 comments Community, Skills
Balanced in the Night: Moab, Utah.  Photo by Matthew Torrie

Hitting the Road for Some Outdoor Photography Adventure

It is my theory that in every backpacker there is a frustrated outdoor photographer dreaming of hitting the road and back trails to capture that[Read More…]

by May 12, 2015 0 comments Community, Skills
Basic Tenkara Casting

Basic Tenkara Casting

Editors Note: Tenkara is the perfect companion on any backpacking trip. The rod and equipment is ultralight. The setup is quick enough that you can get your line[Read More…]

by March 26, 2015 0 comments Skills
What Maps to Take Hiking

What Maps to Take Hiking

In a recent map & compass class, one of my students asked me what maps I carry into the backcountry when hiking or hunting. In[Read More…]

by March 17, 2015 0 comments Skills
Photo by Mt. Hood Territory Flickr.com

Top 8 Safety Tips for Winter Camping

Winter camping can be an incredible way to enjoy the wilderness year round – but there are inherent and hidden dangers. Adequate planning and preparation[Read More…]

by February 20, 2015 0 comments Skills
Photo by MIKI Yoshihito Flickr.com

Planning and Packing for Winter Backpacking

For those willing to brave cold temperatures, don multiple layers and take a few extra precautions, winter camping can be an incredible way to enjoy[Read More…]

by February 19, 2015 0 comments Skills
How to Get Fit on the Trail

How to Get Fit on the Trail

  Day hikes make great prep for your backpacking adventures by helping you build leg strength and cardio health. Leg strengthening is obviously important to sustain[Read More…]

by February 12, 2015 0 comments Skills