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Reduce Your Impact Series: Direct Trail Impact

This article is part 1 of a Reduce Your Impact Series. Miss the introduction? Read it here!   The Presidential Range, the Franconia Ridge, the Bonds Traverse. All are popular hikes in...

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Reduce Your Impact Series: Introduction

My favorite ecologist and conservationist Aldo Leopold once said: “There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot.” If we want to...

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A ‘2-Season Hiker’s’ Guide to Surviving the Off-Season

I often marvel at those that look forward to winter hiking.  As the leaves change and temperatures drop there are people that get excited for their favorite hiking season – winter...

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Winter Hiking with Young Children

While it might just the beginning of fall now, winter weather is fast approaching and now is the time to prepare for outdoor winter adventures. Start shopping for new pieces now before the...

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5 movements for stronger hips, hamstrings & glutes

If there’s one thing hikers need, it’s a strong and stable lower body. From uphill scrambling to hopping over streambeds and navigating steep descents, hiking is a fabulous...

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5 Healthy Habits to Form Now

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...

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Hike on a Budget

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...

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How to Dig a Cathole

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...

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10 Trail Running Tips For Beginners

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....

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10 Tips For Taking Part in Online Hiking Communities

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....

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