Here are 6 things you need to think about: weather, comfort, safety, frostbite, hypothermia, and gear.
This is a great 2-minute project. Shorten your reservoir hose and enjoy every future hike that little bit more.
From springtime on, heat indices can regularly blow past safe limits for our canine companions. Here’s how to keep your pooch cool and safe on the trail this season.
When to watch for black flies, how best to avoid them, how to repel them, and how to treat their super-itchy bites.
Dawn and dusk: there’s no better time of day to shoot landscapes than when the sun is low on the horizon. Here’s everything you need to know to plan, prepare, and pull off the perfect sunrise photo shoot.
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?
These 35 tips for winter hiking will help keep you safe in the harshest conditions
Winter hiking essentials — crucial gear and intel to hike safely this winter.
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.
Download this helpful PDF with explanatory notes and a handy winter day-hike gear checklist.
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.
With some basic knowledge and gear, mountain hiking is rarely dangerous. However, without adequate prep, things can turn ugly quickly.
Yes, your planned hike is popular and even kids do it regularly — it still might kill you
For planning, prepping and execution, here are the 9 key differences between hiking the Catskills and Adirondacks high peaks.
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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