Kid Friendly Hiking

Hiking can be an enjoyable experience for the whole family! Just because you’re navigating the world of parenthood doesn’t mean that your hiking days are over. Depending on the age of your child, you may no longer be able to take long hikes through perilous terrain, but you can still take the time to explore…

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Beyond L.A.: Mosquito Flat Trailhead to the Mono Pass (Guest post by Mark Bennett of Outdoorily)

Mono Pass is a moderately difficult hike at a high elevation that offers stunning views of the Sierras, including lakes, alpine mountains and lush green meadows. Below is my guide on hiking to Mono Pass from the Mosquito Flats Trailhead. Hike details Elevation gain – 1,800 ft Total Distance – 7 miles round trip Duration…

Ruby Lakes, Sierras, CA

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Guest post: Hiking fitness: Easy ways to shape up (without joining the gym!) by Joey Holmes of Cool of the Wild

There are a ton of different reasons why we all love to spend our spare time out on the trail. For many, it’s about getting away from it all; connecting with nature and slowing life down. For others it’s for the love of the challenge or for the sense of accomplishment that comes with bagging…

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Beyond L.A.: Boosaule Montes

Image: Jet Propulsion Laboratory Peakbaggers, especially those interested in visiting high points, won’t want to miss Boösaule Montes. At 57,414 feet, it is about five times as tall as San Gorgonio. Moreover, its comparatively isolated location on the Jupiter moon of Io is likely to be a strong selling point for hikers weary of battling…

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Guest post: 7 things to remember when hiking solo by Ryan Taylor of Passionate Outdoor

Photo: Matthew Bowden There are very few activities that gives you so much mental, physical and spiritual relief as hiking. With a hectic work routine and pressing lifestyle, everyone needs to get away reconnect with nature. And what better way to reconnect with nature than to traverse its wilderness alone? Yeah, I said ALONE. My…

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Zone of Proximal Development: A tool for setting and achieving next year’s hiking goals

In education, the Zone of Proximal Development is an “I have an advanced degree” way of referring to material that a student has not yet mastered but is close enough (proximal) that with some leadership, they can. After a student learns addition and subtraction, multiplication and division would fit into their zone of proximal development.…

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