Warm weather is approaching and that means it’s time to plan that big backpacking trip you’ve always talked about. First things first, decide on the trip you want to take, decide how many days you want it to last and when you want it to happen. Normally, for your first trip, it would be wise […]

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One of the essentials you should always take on a hiking trip is a first aid kit. Whether you trip and scrape your knee or lose your way and must fend for yourself, a first aid kit can be a lifesaver. While you can buy some pretty great kits, it’s just as easy to build […]

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Taking a look back at 2016 here are the top 10 blog post that were read in 2016. The interesting thing is that there are only two posts on this list that were written in 2016. None the less everyone wanted to know about gadgets and movies they could stream. Enjoy! Amazing Gadgets for the […]

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“The problem with winter sports is that – follow me closely here – they generally take place in winter.” – Dave Barry We would love to see your adventures and share them. Tag your images with #hikingthetrail and you might get a chance to get featured next week! You can see all of the great […]

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“A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky—unbidden—and seems like a thing of wonder.” – Susan Orlean

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“Silently, like thoughts that come and go, the snowflakes fall, each one a gem.” – William Hamilton Gibson

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“The sun, with all those plants revolving around it and dependent upon it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.” – Galileo

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Camping solo for many is a sort of pilgrimage. It is a way to leave the civilized, hyperactive “rat race” behind, and to commune with nature in an intimate and personal way. It calls out to the Henry David Thoreaus and Davy Crocketts of the world. But it isn’t without risks. And the farther you […]

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This year’s fall weather has clearly shown that it is changeable, summer like in one day and sometimes the change happens on the same day. So as you plan your hiking trip in Montana, prepare for this eventuality for a safe hike. Follow these tips on preparing for your trip: 1. Plan well for daylight […]

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A wave of moisture flows in from the Pacific Ocean, falling as rain on the coast, snow in the mountains. It must be October! Time to stow hiking boots, wax skis, reflect on favorite summer adventures and dream of next year’s trails! It’s rumored to rain constantly in the Pacific Northwest; a myth perpetuated by […]

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“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, Silent Spring We would love to see your adventures […]

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You’ll need more than an awesome playlist and a tank full of gas to get you through this U.S. summit hike road trip. Our trip will take you across the continent and to the very top of some of the most iconic and fulfilling summit hikes in the nation. Each hike has its own unique […]

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Kitchen utensils remain one of the best beginner projects for woodcarvers, it has a simple shape but requires all of the basic whittling cuts to complete. Carving spoons has become a separate art itself because it offers a range of personal modifications once the basics are mastered. I will be covering the basic steps on […]

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain

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In a fun partnership with ReddyYeti.com we are bringing you an awesome giveaway. Up for grabs are some great gear. To enter all you have to do is use the widget blow to enter. About NoZipp Sleeping Bags About Fortress Clothing     HIkingthetrail.com Nozipp Sleeping bag + Fortress Clothing Giveaway Here is a link […]

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All prepared to survive a snowstorm? What about a hurricane or maybe an earthquake? When disaster strikes, survival kits can help you get through the days until you’re rescued or everything gets back to normal again. Check out the following tips on what to pack in your survival kit: Food – The kit should contain […]

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