Hiking & Backpacking

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” Henry David Thoreau

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Paddling and Biking

"Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another." John Muir

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Backcountry Recipes

Backcountry Recipes

"The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter, and is about as ample at one season as at another. It is as well for cheerfulness as for warmth and dryness." Henry David Thoreau

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Gotta Love Gear

Gotta Love Gear

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity” John Muir

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Photography Talk

Photography Talk

"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter." Rachel Carson

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Canadian and Pacific Northwest Hiking Trails Resource

How to Get in Shape for Hiking

How to Get in Shape for Hiking

A hike down a local trail doesn’t often require many preparations. However, before you decide to pursue a miles-long endeavor, it’s smart to make sure you have enough strength and agility to complete your journey. There’s a lot to see and do that you can only access through a hike — and you don’t want to find yourself stuck halfway. …

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How Does Hiking Improve Your Health?

How Does Hiking Improve Your Health?

Sometimes, you need a little bit more adventure than a neighborhood walk can offer. Whether you want to try a local trail or discover a mountain path, hiking serves as a wonderful way to stay fit. You can experience unique sights all while you complete an intense, full-body workout. Ultimately, not much compares to that outdoor experience. Here’s a look …

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How to Prevent Animal Attacks While Hiking and Camping

How to Prevent Animal Attacks While Hiking and Camping

Hiking and camping can let you experience nature in a way you’d never be able to otherwise. You can see plants and animals in their natural habitat, but being in the wild also puts you at risk for potentially harmful encounters.  What can do you do to prevent animal attacks while you’re hiking and camping? Know What Animals You Might …

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What to Do If You Get Injured While Hiking

What to Do If You Get Injured While Hiking

Safety should always be a top priority when you venture out for a hike, but even the most careful hiker might fall victim to injury with enough time. It’s one of the realities of a sport that takes you to remote and at times challenging terrain. Sustaining an injury during a hike can be troubling. A situation that seems minor …

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How to Stay Safe While Hiking by Yourself

How to Stay Safe While Hiking by Yourself

Hiking is a great way to explore the wilderness with friends or family members, but sometimes your schedules don’t line up, and you find yourself exploring alone. If you’re heading into the wilds on your own, what do you need to stay safe? 1. Let Someone Know Where You’re Going This rule of thumb should hold even if you’re hiking …

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How to Eat on a Long Hike

How to Eat on a Long Hike

Hiking excursions provide an incredible opportunity to engage with the natural world while stimulating your body with healthy exercise, but what foods should you bring along on your outdoor adventure to keep your body happy and well-nourished? As an activity-based hobby, hiking generally demands a higher intake of nutritious foods to power your body, supplying it with the drive to …

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How to Go Glamping

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Camping with the family is a fantastic way to bond and become one with nature, but let’s face it — roughing it in the wilderness isn’t for everyone. That’s what glamping is for. Why is it better than regular camping, especially if you’re traveling with children or those that can’t handle being out in the woods? What Is Glamping? The …

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The Most Remote Hikes in the World

The Most Remote Hikes in the World

You can go hiking nearly anywhere, but there’s something to be said for a hiking destination where you won’t spy a city skyline everytime you peek through the trees. If you’re planning a hiking trip in the future, here are some of the most remote destinations to consider for your upcoming adventure. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming There are plenty of …

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How to Hike at Night

How to Hike at Night

The woods at night have long been the realm of psychological terror. From early settlers to the outdoorsmen of today, night is a time for lighting the lantern, stoking the fire and keeping vigil over your camp. However, with proper preparation and knowledge of your area, hiking at night opens the door to new perspectives, beauty, and fun for those …

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10 Simple Tips for Winter Hiking

10 Simple Tips for Winter Hiking

When all of the leaves have fallen, and the temperatures bottom out, it may be tempting to hole up and hibernate at home. Though nothing is quite so wonderful as cuddling up in front of a hot fire, there is a lot of beauty to experience in the outside world even during the winter. Going on a winter hike is …

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