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My Top Five Hiking Mistakes

I remember when I first began to hike–for fun and for work. I loved the scenery, being outdoors, the sun, nature, the adventure of it all. But I learned along the trail that some things can go wrong that don’t seem like a problem when you start out, but can turn into a disaster as […]

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Must-Haves for a Great Car Camping Trip

Car camping holds a warm place in the hearts of many outdoor-loving folks, and these days, with the proliferation of incredibly useful and fairly affordable gadgets and products to make camping more comfortable, it’s even more fun. Driving to a camp spot, unpacking your stuff, and taking a few hikes close to your camp is a great way to enjoy […]

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My Day Hiking Checklist

When I go day hiking there are certain things that I wear–and certain things that I pack–in my day pack. The first thing I do is choose my clothing wisely. Fall or spring mornings? Choose breathable layers, like a polyester/cotton tee shirt, with a fleece pull-over I can remove when it gets warmer later in […]

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Canyon Hiking Shoe Options

I was talking with a friend about shoes the other day. She works for a local outfitter and we were talking about all the new styles and materials that are coming out in new shoe lines. It occurred to me as we talked that many folks that had never hiked in the deserts and canyons knew to […]

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Airstreams as Stores

Airstream travel trailers are the most recognizable camping trailers in the world. Iconic, shiny, built to last, and crazy-cool, the Airstream brand has been inextricably linked with America and the outdoors since its founder and designer, Wally Byam, first used the name Airstream to describe his trailers in 1934. When asked why, Byam declared, “because […]

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New to Hiking? Here’s What You Need to Know

I was asked recently about how to gear up for day hiking from a new hiker. Here is a list of things you need to get into hiking and enjoy the experience. Your Backpack — Find a good backpack that fits on your body well, has comfortable shoulder straps, and easy-to-get-to pockets. Many packs these […]

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