It’s finally summer time, so you’re probably planning on traveling a bit. Whether that’s local or long distance, travel can really wear you down. Have you ever considered what it does to your gear? Before you take off to explore new places this summer, look into how you can take better care of what’s going […]

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You love hiking during the day with the sun on your face, the clouds above you and a great view of nature. You are an experienced hiker and know all the equipment and preparation you need before heading out in the morning. But have you ever come close to getting stuck on the trail as […]

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Do you plan on going hiking in the near future? If this is the case, you need to be sure that you bring the right gear with you on your trip. Otherwise, you will not have nearly as much fun as you hoped. One of the most important pieces of equipment you need to bring […]

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The Yellow Envelope is a inspirational tale of a round the world trip full of excitement, emotions, and adventures. The author Kim Dinan uses her experiences during their trip to tell a tale much bigger than just travel. This underlying theme explains what the history of the Yellow Envelope is and how a single kind […]

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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

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!

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

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!

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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

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!

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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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