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.
Grab this essential winter hiking gear checklist and stay safer on the hills this winter.
I asked, “How can hikers best use the mountains right now, in terms of bushwhacking? Should we cool it for a while?”
With some basic knowledge and gear, mountain hiking is rarely dangerous. However, without adequate prep, things can turn ugly quickly.
Winter hiking essentials — crucial gear and intel to hike safely this winter.
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.
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?
These 35 tips for winter hiking will help keep you safe in the harshest conditions
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