Hiking in the Pacific Northwest is a sublime undertaking, what with the Cascades and the glaciers and the snowy mountain tops–but watch out for the mountain goats. They are so cute though, right? Not if they are attacking. Two years ago, a hiker died from wounds received when a mountain goat in Olympic National Park attacked […]
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In what is possibly the most sensible product in outdoor must-haves since GPS, SPOT Connect makes a smart phone into a satellite text and locator device. Hiking in deep wilderness? Worried about safety? Not a problem with SPOT Connect. Just download their application onto your phone, connect the SPOT Connect to your phone via Bluetooth, […]
Are you taking your dog hiking and camping this fall? Have you ever done that before? Well, if you and your dog have never experienced the outdoors together, it might be a good idea to get some advice on what to do if your dog encounters other dogs and hikers on trails, what kind of […]
The Mist Trail at Yosemite National Park is one of the most beautiful hikes I’ve done. It is a steep climb up the Merced River gorge toward Vernal Fall, and even higher beyond that to visit Nevada Fall, and upper Yosemite Valley beyond that. It was a welcome hike on a warm, late Spring day, […]
People, it is too hot to hike in Phoenix right now. Seriously, do not go hiking in Phoenix. In the middle of the day. In August. It’s dangerous. Read all about it here.