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10 Steps to Restful Sleep in the Backcountry

10 Steps to Restful Sleep in the Backcountry

Getting good sleep in the backcountry can be a challenge and bad sleep does not make hiking enjoyable the next day. Here we offer a few tips to help you get better zzz’s. Find a Comfortable Camp Site. Take your time scouting a flat, rock-free spot and […]

Hiking with Venomous Snakes

Hiking with Venomous Snakes

Have you ever gone hiking with an edgy friend who is constantly on the lookout for snakes on the sides of the trail? When discussing your previous weekend backpacking trip with your co-workers, how many times have you heard, “Aren’t you worried about snakes?” You […]

Why Ginger is an Important Spice for Wilderness Travel

Why Ginger is an Important Spice for Wilderness Travel

Ginger is a pungent rhizome (underground part of the stem) of the tropical herbaceous plant Zingiber officinale botanically related to turmeric. Like turmeric, ginger contains many active beneficial constituents. While ginger is most known for soothing an upset stomach, it is also a mild stimulant that promotes […]

Hiking Season Kickoff

Hiking Season Kickoff

Memorial Day weekend marks the official beginning of the hiking season, and many of you will be hitting the trails. Whether you are in for stellar weather, snow, or pouring rain this weekend, we hope you can find a crowd-free spot to appreciate the sights and […]

Harmless or Deadly? How to Identify Common Spiders

Harmless or Deadly? How to Identify Common Spiders

Find a giant furry spider nestled in your backpacking gear? It is Spring and spiders are coming out of hiding to eat and breed. Before you dig out your backpacking gear from the closet or garage, you might want to know how to identify what spiders […]

5 Sites that make Finding Trails Easy

5 Sites that make Finding Trails Easy

Looking for a new place to hike, run, or cycle? Whether you have recently moved to a new area, are traveling, or are looking for something different, you can easily find sites and apps to direct you to nearby trails. We’ve narrowed the list to […]