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.
Everything you need to know about rattlesnakes in the Catskills.
Overnight oats breakfasts are nutrient-dense powerhouses that fuel your body for day ahead.
When to watch for black flies, how best to avoid them, how to repel them, and how to treat super-itchy black fly bites.
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.
A refreshing perspective on outdoor experiences, emphasizing mindfulness, accessibility, and personal enjoyment.
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.
Survivor bias in hiking is a safety issue. So is an optimism bias.
Winter hiking can be a wonderful and rewarding experience, but it presents specific challenges. The following tips will help you become a safe and successful winter hiker.
These are the four layers I use when planning a hike and navigating with GaiaGPS.
It’s so exciting to identify bear tracks in snow. A clean bear print is an impressive thing, always a thrill to see.
If you’ve never hiked in winter, this is a great page to get started on your winter hike journey.
Hate the coldest season? With a little extra gear and prep, and these winter hiking tips, you can stay warm and dry and hike into the wilderness for an incredible adventure.
What to bring, when to go, what to expect. Everything you need to know.
Here are 6 things you need to think about: weather, comfort, safety, frostbite, hypothermia, and gear.
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