I’ll start with review with some more general thoughts for those who have not read it yet, and then I’ll give you a heads up before I jump into the more detailed spoiler alerts.[Read more…] about When You Find My Body Review
Guest Post by: Shannon Minnis
When you’re on a solo hike or with other adults, you know to focus on the trail ahead and staying safe. However, that’s not the case with kids. If you’ve gone hiking with kids, you know that you have to keep them entertained and safe at the same time.
That can seem like an impossible task, but if you can do it, hiking with kids can become your new favorite family activity. Before you go hiking with kids, here are some tips and tricks for making the trip a memorable and enjoyable one. [Read more…] about Essentials For Hiking With Kids
Guest Post by: Tadej Kozar
Who doesn’t love to camp? Camping is a pleasurable time spent in nature that people love to do when they have free time. Are you one of them? Do you ever think of the benefits of camping? Well, this outdoor activity will bring you much more than just relaxation, read on to know more. [Read more…] about 7 Major Benefits of Camping
Get in shape to hike big mountains
(Even if you live in the flattest place on earth!)
Guest post by: Rowan Smith
One of the most common complaints I hear from aspiring hikers is that they have a serious mountain adventure in their sights, but they simply don’t have any mountains to train on!
And while they may be quite happy to tackle a regular hike, the idea of endless uphill, constant elevation, burning legs and heaving lungs just fills them with dread!
But before you resign yourself to the fate of being an exhausted, red-faced, sweaty mess… there is an answer to this! There are alternative ways to prepare both your body and mind for the rigors of mountain hiking. And with a little bit of thought, a little bit of science and a little bit of hard work, you can get yourself ready to absolutely crush any elevation which might be coming your way. [Read more…] about How To Prepare For Hiking In The Mountains
Guest post by: Rebecca Bowden
When you live in or travel to Colorado, it doesn’t take long until you hear people talk about hiking a “14er”.
When I first heard it I had to immediately ask, “What’s a Colorado 14er?”
A “14er” is mountain peak 14,000 feet above sea level. In Colorado, there are 53 peaks rising above 14,000 feet and higher! The peaks range from do-able hikes to tough technical climbs.
While most of my day hikes are around Fort Collins, hiking a 14er is a special experience. I try to check off three new 14ers every summer, and you should absolutely give a 14er a try too! [Read more…] about How to hike your first Colorado 14er
I’m lucky enough to live in a place with high, dry elevations where bugs and ticks aren’t really a problem – until this year. The weather has finally warmed up and our snow pack is starting to melt down the mountains. I do think the higher than normal snow pack we had this year is now creating a way wetter than normal environment for bugs to thrive in, much to my dismay.
Read on for my well-researched attack plan for bugs this summer. [Read more…] about Best Insect Repellent for Hikers