Mother’s Day is right around the corner and, chances are, if the mom in your life is an outdoorsy badass – she’s not going to settle for the latest gold, diamonds and jewelry. Think outside the box and get her some new camping gear, hiking clothes or gift her an awesome outdoor adventure! [Read more…] about 14 Gifts for the Outdoorsy Mom
Guest post by: Ryan Taylor
My first solo hiking trip wasn’t planned to be solo. It was a last-minute decision when I was ditched by a friend who happened to be my co-hiker for many years.
Honestly, today I am more than thankful that he ditched me because if not, I probably never would have experienced something as divine and heavenly as solo hiking. [Read more…] about Solo hiking: 6 Things to remember when hiking alone
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
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