Soon enough we will all be thinking about New Year’s Resolutions whist drinking and staying up past our typical bedtimes- what irony! Many times we fail ourselves shortly after setting these goals. What gives? I think there are many factors, but becoming motivated and forming some basic healthy habits to support your goals is key!

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Walking in the woods seems simple enough, but it isn’t long before all your extra cash is spent on shiny new gear and you are tempted to buy everything you see at REI. Here are 5 tips to get you on the trail with the right gear and still keep your wallet happy! These tips

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Hiking and backpacking have become increasingly popular activities. It is wonderful to hear from folks looking to hit the trail for the first time or spend their first night in the woods away from their car and worldly possessions. What is problematic is how few people follow some of the basic Leave No Trace principals

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If you are a hiker who wants to begin trail running or a runner who wants to head to the trails, the transition can be frustrating. Trail running has unique challenges due to the terrain. Those who actively road run will find their pace slow considerably. Hikers may not know where to begin. Here are

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It really is amazing how many resources we now have as hikers. Between a wide variety of available maps, guide books, trail clubs, and blogs you are sure to find the information you need. Another wonderful resource can be online communities such as Facebook groups. Unlike reliable books and your favorite maps, there can be

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I am always asked how I stay warm while winter hiking. I ask myself the same thing each fall when the temperature begins to drop. “How did I handle hiking last winter?” comes to mind. When winter begins I am always surprised by my body’s ability to adapt. When I hit the trail, I pace

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Today’s post is a little different. With the holidays coming up, I thought I’d share a great DIY gift idea. A couple of years ago I gave everyone on my list a calendar with a photo from a 4000 footer hike in each corresponding month. There are so many groupon deals and other discounts for

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  If you want to get hiking, you’ll need to be physically and mentally prepared! These following resources are some essential guides to peak bagging in New England, with a focus on the 4000-footers.   Guides: The 4000-Footers of the White Mountains This book includes the history of every NH 4000 footer, multiple trail options

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Mount Jackson in October For many peak baggers, winter in the White Mountains means the end of their hiking season. What many don’t realize is how difficult hiking in the shoulder season can be! Autumn and Spring can be extremely beautiful times to hike in New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest. Oftentimes people underestimate the

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