If you live in Boston, going for a hike doesn’t need to necessitate a day trip too far beyond the city limits. With a population of more than 673,000, Boston is New England’s largest city and factoring in the 4.7 million people in the metropolitan area, it’s easy to feel congested by the number of […]

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Waterfall hikes combine the adventure of a trek, amazing views and the refreshing feeling of the water — it’s the perfect holiday activity for any outdoorsy person. As such an amazing display of nature, it’s incredible that there are so many options around the world, so let’s take a look at some of the best […]

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You’re tired of planning another beach getaway, then heed your adventurous spirit by planning the most amazing hiking trail. North America has everything you need, from jagged cliffs to snow capped peaks, verdant forests and towering volcanoes. They’re all calling your name and there’s no better way to spend your holidays than grabbing your boots […]

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It seems innocent enough, heading out to your local state or national park for a day of hiking. You’re sure to grab trail snacks, fill water bottles and dress comfortably. You probably glance at the weather, too, to make sure you’ll be outside in the best conditions. But a glance is simply not enough to […]

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Now that summer is here, many of us are thinking about booking up trips and holidays. While some will be heading to the seaside or to bustling city destinations, others are looking for something more adventurous such as a hiking trip. This type of vacation is a great way to enjoy the fresh air during […]

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According to Outside, arriving unprepared is the real reason why hikers get into trouble, especially in areas like Mount Washington, where inclement weather and dangerous terrain puts hikers in danger. Heading out without the proper supplies, slick-soled sneakers and no emergency provisions can turn your hike into a disaster before you ever get started. But […]

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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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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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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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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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The Jeep was comfortable to sleep in however the large number of people also staying at the trailhead were up all hours of the night. Car alarms were set off, people were randomly screaming, and random rowdiness. The wend blew all night long rocking me back and forth as I dozed between outbursts from the vehicles around me.

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I had taken the day off to make the long drive up to the Havasupai Falls trailhead however I needed to take care of a few things before heading off. The drive was going to be an eight or so hour drive and the folks I would be hiking with would not get there until later in the evening. I took my time getting around and headed north.

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You don’t leave for a walk in the woods without some essentials, right? You run through your mental checklist of first aid kit, raincoat, shoes, hat and sunscreen, then you’re off and running. Here are a few additional essentials that you should consider adding to your checklist.

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Two weekends ago I had the amazing opportunity to visit the Havasupai Falls. The trip was beyond words with crazy weather and great company. Follow the links below to see the photos and video from the trip. A full write up coming soon!

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Talk to anyone you know who spends lots of time in the backcountry and they’ll tell you that it’s basically impossible to develop a one-size-fits-all backpacking checklist.

Every camping trip has different conditions, and it’s essential to know what they are before you start planning your gear list.

To make sure you have everything you need for your upcoming trip — and aren’t carrying anything you don’t need — you need to understand what you’re heading into.

Here are the 10 most important factors you’ll need to be aware of when planning and packing for your next backpacking trip.

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Madera-Easter

A short video from my hike in Madera Canyon this past weekend(Easter Sunday 2016).

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