If you eat meat, chances are that beef jerky is a staple hiking snack! Don’t be scared off or intimidated by keto beef jerky either. In this case, keto beef jerky simply means jerky without sugar and as little carbs as possible – which is arguably the way beef and steak should be. Even non-keto eaters can enjoy these beef jerky recipes, and hikers can celebrate some of these keto friendly backpacking food ideas. [Read more…] about 3 Tasty Keto Beef Jerky Recipes
If you’ve never been snowshoeing before, it can seem a little intimidating and even confusing at first – why do you need snowshoes? How much snow do you need to snowshoe? Do you really need trekking poles, too? And what do you wear snowshoeing??
But if you’re into hiking and exploring the outdoors, you should absolutely try snowshoeing this winter! Two of the biggest perks of snowshoeing, for me anyway, is that you get the chance to immerse yourself in a picture perfect winter wonderland and the trails are usually way less crowded than in the warmer summer months. Follow these snowshoeing tips for beginners to help make your first trip a success. [Read more…] about Snowshoeing for beginners, 22 tips to get you started
If you’re anything like me, you may have put winter hiking out of your mind – it seems cold, seems wet, seems hard to trudge through all that snow. That was what I thought for many years and just stuck to warm weather hiking. But I’ve finally discovered the joy and beauty that hiking in winter can bring and I hope you’ll give it a chance, too!
Follow the guide below to make your winter hikes safe, warm and even fun 😉 [Read more…] about 13 Wonderful Tips for Hiking In Winter
Guest post and photos by: Stephanie Grace
After months of planning, shakedown hikes and overthinking my gear choices and one white-knuckle shuttle ride from the Reno airport to Tahoe City, I was 88 miles into my thru-hike of the Tahoe Rim Trail when I began to feel a snapping sensation in my leg.
I chalked it up to normal hiker fatigue and carried on. A few miles later and not long after I passed a wooden elevation marker at 7,777 feet, stabbing pain replaced the snapping sensation. I dropped my pack and hobbled to sit down under a nearby tree. [Read more…] about When to Quit a Long-Distance Hike
One of the biggest issues I hear both new and experienced hikers struggle with is not having enough time to actually go hiking! A lot of people get caught up on hiking gear. What gear do they really need? Do they have enough gear? Do they have the right gear? You can actually ease into hiking with very little gear, but you can’t learn to hike, or get better at hiking, if you don’t put some time into it.
I’m excited to share some of my favorite hiking tips, for both beginners and seasoned hikers, to squeeze more hiking time into your life. [Read more…] about How to make more time for hiking
If you’re brand new to hiking, it can seem intimidating to know where to start. And do you really need all that hiking gear?? My goal here is to break it down and show you the hiking essentials every beginner needs, extra hiking gear that is nice to have, and a few things you should know before head out on the trail. [Read more…] about Hiking Essentials for Beginners