Monthly Archives: June 2014

What to Wear on a Day Hike

Wearing the proper clothing is important to the enjoyment of your hike.  Cotton is always a no no because it tends to keep heat in and does not dry quickly when you are either sweating or getting rained on. No … Continue reading

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Hiking Beyond Your Capabilities

It’s hard to tell just by looking  at a person whether or not they can hike any distance. It’s not a function of weight or age to be sure.  It really appears to be a function of what we casually … Continue reading

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The Most Dangerous “Beast” in the Woods

If you’ve been a hiking a long time, you have heard advice from many non-hikers to watch out for the bears.  Where I live we are only talking about black bears which tend to be more afraid of you than … Continue reading

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Why I Am So Passionate About Litter

To be quite honest, I have never been an environmentally conscious person. Even after all these years out in the woods it just never occurred to me that littering was such a big problem. I have now come to believe … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on Exploratory Hiking

There is a proper way to lead a group hike which involves pre-hiking your hike and knowing exactly which way you are going to go.  Lots of hiking groups follow that rule and it is a good rule.  Unfortunately I’m … Continue reading

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