Know the blunders of hikers

Careless hikers are more likely to tumble off a cliff, poke a diamondback rattler, and otherwise get themselves in trouble’s way. And frankly, our nation needs more outdoorsy people, not less. So Backpacker asked me, the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Backpacking and Hiking, to answer all of your camping, hiking, cooking, training, …

Is it possible to hike with baby?

I’ve never thought of myself as a huge hiker, but after Lulu was born it became one of my favorite things to do. Probably because some physical exercise was quite welcomed after being cooped up inside with a baby for days on end. Plus, Lulu – and most babies it seems – loves being outside. …

How to know hiking is good for your health?

I’m a hiker—“born to hike,” as my husband likes to joke. It does my heart and soul good to strap on a pack and head out on a trail, especially when I’m alone and can let my mind wander where it will.The experience of hiking is unique, research suggests, conveying benefits beyond what you receive …

Which hiking trails are the best to hike?

From a multiday trek tracing the routes of a Japanese poet, to a classic clamber in the Argentinian Lake District, here are 23 of the best hiking trails in the world. Walking boots and waterproof coats at the ready. Pennine Way, United Kingdom Pennine Way — the first official long distance trail to be established …

Safe and comfortable basic hiking tips

Do you want to try Hiking but don’t know where to start?This guide can help you prepare for your first hike wherever you are headed, ensuring you are safe and comfortable in 11 basic tips.The great thing about hiking is you get to pick your speed and difficulty for the perfect amount of challenge that …

Proper guidance before mountain hiking

Choose the right season What time of year is best suited to mountain hiking? The mountain hiking season lasts from June to September, broadly speaking, but conditions vary from year to year during that time. Check snow and water levels before you head out. In June there might be plenty of snow on the trails …

Safe and Enjoyable Hiking Tips

If the idea of mindlessly clicking off miles on a treadmill or elliptical machine at the gym leaves you uninspired, know there is a vastly more fulfilling and exhilarating exercise alternative: hiking. Surrounded by nature’s beauty, you can challenge yourself in ways unimaginable in the gym. Studies have shown that being in nature reduces stress …

Best guides and tips for hiking

Must-have packing list Please note that these lists are intended for summer hikes. If you stick to forest and/or coastal trails, you can get away with a lighter load. Remember to bring extra warm clothing if you are going any other time of the year. The lists are based on the recommendations found on the …

How to hike in winter season?

You’ve seen all those beautiful winter photos taken from the summits of Adirondack peaks, but have you ever tried winter hiking? Here in the Adirondacks, hiking is a popular year-round activity, but winter hiking introduces some new challenges. From frigid temperatures to sudden snow storms, you have to expect the unexpected if you plan to …

Tips to discover day hikes

Think of an Adirondack trail as a wilderness with paths running through it. As a hiker, you are responsible for your own welfare. Therefore, certain precautions should be taken before, during, and after you begin your hike in the ADKs! Energizing Day Hiking Lunch Ideashttps://www.hikingbay.com/energizing-day-hiking-lunch-ideas-for-your-next-outdoor-escapade Before You Hike • Carry a map and a compass, …

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