Plan, prepare and shoot the perfect sunrise or sunset photo. Here’s everything you need to know.
One of the most exciting things to discover on a winter hike is a set of bobcat or coyote tracks in the snow — but which is which?
Solo women hikers often face pushback from friends and family who’s anxiety is triggered by the suggestion that a woman might be heading into the wilderness alone. It’s time to call that what it is.
These 35 tips for winter hiking will help keep you safe in the harshest conditions
I moved my hike from a windy Friday to a less windy (but much colder) Saturday. 80% of my online followers agreed with me. Here’s why.
Have you ever turned around on a hike for any reason? Hike safely. Always listen to your gut.
Watch as I plot a trailed route in the Catskills using GaiaGPS on my phone — after which, I plot a bushwhack route up Sleeping Lion and Halcott Mountain.
This is one of my favorite hikes to do in The Catskills. This video walks you through the trails and junctions from trailhead to summit, giving you a clear sense of just how lovely this hike is.
Yes, your planned hike is popular and even kids do it regularly — it still might kill you
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.
Want a deep Catskills experience without the angst of a rigorous mountain hike? These are the hikes for you.
The ten essentials is a list of items you should carry on every trip into the backcountry. This essential gear can keep you safe and on track. In an emergency, it might save your life.
These are the best hiking books I’ve found to date. Many were instrumental in getting me started, and giving me the confidence to hike the wilderness solo.
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.
I sorted my growing jumble of hiking gear as a fun weekend project. With all my regular hike gear in a single box, I don’t have to worry I’m overlooking or forgetting anything. I spend less time preparing — which means more time doing.
Step up your LNT game with this simple post-hike trick.
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