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How to Winter Hike: The Essential Roundup

If you’ve never hiked in winter, this is a great page to get started on your winter hike journey.

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Ditch the Switch: The Case for Year-Round Daylight Saving Time

Our twice-yearly switch between Daylight Saving Time and standard time is disruptive, damaging, and dangerous. It needs to end.

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Best Hiking Boots of 2023

Hot brand information and my recommendations for the best hiking boots right now.

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Why Turning Around is the Boldest Move

Press on or turn back? This split second decision can be life-altering.

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How to Use a Map and Compass

How to Use a Compass

This short step-by-step guide makes the process straightforward and enjoyable.

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The 10 Essentials: What to Pack for Every Hike

The 10 Essentials is a list of items you should carry on every trip into the backcountry.

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Gall Wasps & Oak Trees: A Hiker’s Guide

Unpacking the mysteries of gall wasps and their unique, creepy-beautiful galls

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The 4 Kinds of Hiking for Introverts: Navigating Your Calm Space on the Trail

How introverts can navigate the social demands of hiking—with or without company.

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6 Easy Catskills Hikes

Want a deep Catskills experience without the angst of a rigorous mountain hike? These are the hikes for you.

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Hikes With No Views Have The Best Views

Always keep an eye on your feet.

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Where to Hike in New York in June

Updated monthly, this guide will inspire you to explore New York’s best hiking trails.

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Surprising Reasons to Walk After Every Meal

Here’s why you should make walking after meals a ritual.

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Harness the Power of Overnight Oats: Ultimate Breakfast for Hikers

Overnight oats breakfasts are nutrient-dense powerhouses that fuel your body for day ahead.

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Walk Through Mud

Here are three great reasons to always walk directly down the middle of every trail, and especially through any mud puddles or water you find on the trail.

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Overconsumption in the Outdoors: How Brands Push Unnecessary Products

One constant upgrade push that really bugs me is the promotion of water bottles targeted at hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Overconsumption drives climate change.

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Tick Season Tactics for Hikers

Tick season sucks. When to worry, where to look, how to avoid, the best ways to prevent, and how to treat any tick bites you find.

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