Day Hiking Tips & Gear
Our favorite day hiking tips and gear to help you hit the trail comfortably and safely. Whether you’re looking for an awesome day hike with big views, the best…
It’s true that wearing the right gear and clothing is a necessity in the outdoors, but does the creation of those products really need to cause harm to the environment you love? No, they don’t—especially with so many sustainable, ethical outdoor clothing brands that craft eco-friendly and long-lasting layers to minimize your impact and maximize your fun. In this post, we round the best eco-friendly outdoor brands to support right now.
Whether you’re an amateur photographer or a dedicated outdoor enthusiast with a collection of camera lenses, it’s not always easy to figure out the best way to go hiking with a camera. I’ve tried at least a dozen camera backpacks, camera bags, and different gizmos to make my camera more accessible. However, more often than not I still end up feeling inconvenienced. Worse is coming home with a sore neck or damaged camera equipment because you didn’t store it properly on your hike.
Beyond the fit and feel of your hiking boots, you’ll want to decide if your hiking boots should be waterproof or non-waterproof. Each is great for certain situations, but there are also circumstances where waterproof vs non-waterproof will make a big difference in terms of comfort and performance so it’s important to understand the difference between the two.This guide will help you decide if your hiking boots should be waterproof or non-waterproof by going over the pros and cons of each.
Not only are their clothes well made, functional, and oh-so-comfy, all of the activewear I’ve tried at home would also be great for summer hiking and other outdoor adventures. And thus my partnership with lululemon was born.In this blog post, I’m excited to share a list of my lululemon must-haves for active women. I’ve personally tried every one of the pieces of clothing and workout essentials listed here and hope you love them as much as I do.
Most people visit Las Vegas and don’t venture beyond the famous 4-mile Strip, but believe it or not, there are tons of amazing outdoor activities near Las Vegas! When I first started this blog, I spent a year living in Las Vegas and during that time I learned that there’s a lot more to Vegas than smoky casinos and glitzy nightclubs.
Southern Utah’s National Parks are some of the most iconic and breathtaking of all our public lands. Whether you’re coming to see the mesmerizing red rocks, hike slot canyons, or take in the otherworldly qualities Southern Utah’s Mighty 5 National Parks have, it will be a trip you won’t forget. So, now you might be wondering, when is the best time to visit Utah?
However, treasuring and preserving a good piece of gear, no matter how worn out it has become, can be the antidote to our addiction to constantly buying new. Learning how to keep things in good condition and how to make your gear last longer is a simple and cost-effective way to spend more time getting out there and way less time and money in the store.
There’s nothing quite like summer in Lake Tahoe – beaches, crystal blue water, epic hiking, and mountain biking… there’s something for every kind of outdoor adventurer. Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America, is 1,644ft at its deepest point, and its striking blue color comes from the fact that the water has been tested as 99.994% pure, which is cleaner than most commercially distilled water!
Trekking poles offer stability on the trail and help protect your knees. I first started hiking with trekking poles when I hiked the John Muir Trail, and I couldn’t believe the difference it made – going both uphill and downhill. Trekking poles helped me maintain a comfortable hiking pace by timing my stride with my breath and lessening the pressure on my joints. Now, I won’t go on a backpacking trip without trekking poles.
There are plenty of day hiking first aid kits options available. You can buy pre-made ones from the store or it’s also incredibly easy to build your own DIY hiking first aid kit. Whether you’re a beginning hiker or backpacker or you’re more experienced, all hikers can benefit from following this guide to create the best hiking first aid kit.