For beginners, learning how to hike is pretty straightforward. I have guides for beginners here that will answer all your questions and make you feel confident about your next hiking adventure.
One of the things I love about hiking is that there’s always something new to learn. There are advanced hiking skills, navigation skills, wildlife spotting, geology, etc. Every piece that I learn makes my hikes more fun and deepens my connection with nature.
Have fun reading these articles on how to hike, and if you have any questions or subjects you’d like to see covered, please feel free to contact me.
If you are not a hiking pro, this is where to start. Learning how to hike safely can mean the difference between a fun day outdoors or the hike from hell. This article will get you hiking in the right direction.
New hikers often ask me if they need hiking boots. You don’t, in fact, there might be better choices for you. I’ve hiked in boots, hiking shoes, a pair of hiking sandals, and sometimes barefoot. This is what I found out after a journey of a million blisters.
I first came across Savannah Cummins’ photography when I was researching hikes in the Tetons. Her shots captured those outdoors moments perfectly. Savannah is an outdoors photographer, climber, hiker, and genuinely outdoorsy spirt, and here’s why she hikes.
Kathleen Carney has a job that most of us just dream of, she’s an outdoors photographer, and her shots are incredible. Her professional work includes photos for REI, Backpacker, and Outdoor Research. To shoot life in the outdoors, one needs to be in the outdoors, and for Kathleen, hiking is a part of that experience.
Trekking poles are standard equipment for many experienced hikers – but do you really need them? The answer is maybe—there’s only a couple conditions that I use hiking poles under. Here’s how you should determine whether you need trekking poles or not.
Creating a hike and sending it to your Garmin GPS is easy when you pay Garmin for their maps, but not as obvious when you want to use the many free map options out there. The process is pretty straightforward, although not promoted by Garmin. Here’s how to plan a hiking route and track, and then send it to your Garmin GPS and navigate with it.
Mountain hiking embodies what hiking is all about: breathtaking views, fresh air, and a good workout. Here’s you’re guide on how to hike the mountains safely.
Let me start by saying that I’m not a doctor and this isn’t medical advice. I was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis five times. After all that, I consider myself an expert on not only getting it, but also getting rid of it. It’s been years since I’ve had it. Here’s how I avoid plantar fasciitis and stay on the trail. It doesn’t involve any special hiking shoe or hiking boot, just some techniques.