If you’ve never hiked in winter, this is a great page to get started on your winter hike journey.
Our twice-yearly switch between Daylight Saving Time and standard time is disruptive, damaging, and dangerous. It needs to end.
Hot brand information and my recommendations for the best hiking boots right now.
Press on or turn back? This split second decision can be life-altering.
This short step-by-step guide makes the process straightforward and enjoyable.
The 10 Essentials is a list of items you should carry on every trip into the backcountry.
Unpacking the mysteries of gall wasps and their unique, creepy-beautiful galls
How introverts can navigate the social demands of hiking—with or without company.
Want a deep Catskills experience without the angst of a rigorous mountain hike? These are the hikes for you.
Always keep an eye on your feet.
Updated monthly, this guide will inspire you to explore New York’s best hiking trails.
Here’s why you should make walking after meals a ritual.
Overnight oats breakfasts are nutrient-dense powerhouses that fuel your body for day ahead.
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.
One constant upgrade push that really bugs me is the promotion of water bottles targeted at hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Overconsumption drives climate change.
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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