Tag: hiking

Is hiking selfish?

“Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands.” – Reese Witherspoon, “Legally Blonde” I celebrated my 45th birthday with a hike. Even as I enjoyed the views from the top and along the way, the sounds of trickling streams and the peace and quiet, I couldn’t help feeling…

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Everything you need to know about choosing a sleeping bag: Guest post by Kaan Keskin of Outdoor Eager

As an outdoor enthusiast, I’ve been hiking and backpacking for over 10 years and I love sharing my experiences with fellow outdoor lovers. In this article, I will cover every factor you need to consider before purchasing a sleeping bag. There are several essentials when it comes to camping, but a sleeping bag is the…

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Review: PrimeStick hiking poles

Special thanks to Leo Lockeretz who assisted with research for this review. The PrimeStick from Dynamo is billed as the “world’s only combination cane, walking stick and trekking pole.” When the company asked me to review the stick, I expressed concern that, given the restrictions placed on many trails in the Los Angeles area and…

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How to lower your impact on the environment while camping: Guest post by Mildred Delgado

Photo credit: bluepoetje Leave No Trace. It seems self-explanatory, right? If you spend time camping in the wilderness, pack out all your trash, leave the site as you found it and don’t feed the wildlife. Yet, time and time again, ill-prepared and ill-informed people get themselves into trouble or at the very least ruin a…

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Guest post: How to choose the perfect tent for your next camping trip by Mike Miller of Wilderness Times

Buying a tent may seem simple at first glance. But, with so many options on the market, how do you choose one that’s not too big, not too expensive, but “just right?” That’s why I wrote this guide. Inside, you’ll learn everything you need to know about picking a tent. We’ll go over what factors…

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5 Tips For Your First Backpacking Trip

Almost everyone loves to travel as it introduces us to new experiences and create long-lasting memories. An increasingly popular trend in traveling is backpacking: traveling with simply a bag and its contents. Backpacking is usually dependent on public transportation, hitchhiking, and shelter is usually found at more public locations rather than homes for rent. Backpacking…

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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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