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3 hiking tips you didn’t think of from a US Marine

One of the most strenuous parts of Marine Corps life and training has to be the long distance rucks. Covering a lot of miles with a lot of weight on your back might seem like a pretty straightforward proposition, but over time you start to figure out some things that can make an otherwise strenuous […]

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What to know before hitting the trails

The annual summer solstice celebration atop Flattop Mountain in Anchorage, Alaska. Flattop is the most climbed peak in Alaska. June 20, 2012. Hikers are spoiled for choice in Alaska. From quick jaunts near urban centers to multi-day treks, the trail options abound. While some hikes require special gear, like crampons for a glacier hike or […]

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New Mexico hiking tips for hitting the trails this summer

Summer vacation season has arrived and for many that means hiking a trail at White Sands State Park or Lincoln National Forest. Both locations offer trails of varying degrees of difficulty. While a trip on U.S. Highway 82 can do sunburned Alamogordo residents and tourists alike, before hiking in Lincoln National Forest, it’s recommended that […]

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Hiking tips for hitting Phoenix trails this holiday weekend

There are do’s and don’ts. Phoenix Fire Captain Todd Keller wants you to know. PHOENIX – Hiking a mountain trail in the valley is a must for many Phoenicians this holiday weekend. The people of the valley have family members in town to celebrate the holiday, some for the first time. However, inexperienced hikers have […]

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Beginner hiking tips to get you ready to hit the trails

Oith the arrival of autumn, we are settling into the ideal season for hiking. Not only are you enjoying the fresh air and changing leaves, but you’re also getting some exercise. With the pandemic limiting the number of activities we can do, interest in hiking is skyrocketing – Google searches for open hiking trails have […]

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How to Start Hiking – Tips for Using Hiking as Cross Training

Thinking of cross training for runnersusual activities that come to mind are cycling, swimand some form of strength training, such as weightlifting or bodybuilding exercises. Another great way to supplement your exercise routine? Get out on the trail for a hike. Not only does hiking present unique and challenging physical challenges, but it can also […]

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Q&A: Safe hiking tips from an expert hiker, family doctor

By MultiCare Health System Boasting thousands of hiking options – from easy walks to mountain peaks – we North Westers like to think of ourselves as fearless outdoors people, confidently heading out into the wilderness for adventure hikes. a day of sorts. But the truth is that many of us are new to walking or […]

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Five hiking tips to inspire kids to be explorers like Dora

With the release of the Dora the Explorer movie, ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’, it’s the perfect time to inspire your little ones to explore the outdoors. Whether you’re new to backpacking, a true pro, or somewhere in between, try these tips for raising bold explorers. Bilingual hikers like Dora can watch videos […]

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How to Summit Mount Washington and Other Hiking Tips for Enthusiastic Beginners

Way of life An experienced hiker walks you through how to get from your couch to the top of the tallest mountain in the Northeast. In this file photo from July 27, 2016, a pair of hikers traverse a trail on Mount Washington in NH Do you think this is the summer you’ll finally hike […]

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Hiking tips for beginners | Better homes and gardens

Spring is on the way and with it the good weather. Get out and about in the great outdoors by going on a hike with friends, family, your dog, or even on your own for some alone time. While the word “hike” conjures up images of steep climbs up mountainsides and scrambling through underbrush, hiking […]

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Hike the Appalachian Trail | Hiking tips 2019

Stretching over 2,190 miles across 14 different states, the Appalachian Trail may be the best long distance hiking route in the whole world. Each year, three million people walk at least part of the trail, with only a fraction of those walking the full length. These “hikers” learn a lot in the first few days […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Backpacking in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio

HENDERSON, Ky. “Remember when the Winter Warlock was trying to learn to walk? He sang, “Put one foot in front of the other, and soon you’ll walk through the door.” Well, this song also applies to hiking; It’s so easy. Lisa Hoffman, a naturalist at John James Audubon State Park, is an avid hiker both […]

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Hiking Basics and Hiking Tips from a Pro

We live in a beautiful state. Now that summer is over, it’s the perfect time to get out. Red Rock and Mount Charleston are popular destinations, but Nevada is home to equally dazzling and lesser-known destinations. No one knows better than Benjamin Spillmanthe editor of the Reno Gazette-Journal, whose job it is to explore these […]

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Plan, Pack, Take a Break: Grand Canyon Hiking Tips

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Arizona – Nearly 5 million people visit Grand Canyon National Park each year, but many don’t descend far below its limestone rim. Even less the head to the bottom. Why? The simple answer is: it is difficult. The hike to the banks of the chalky green Colorado River, and especially the […]

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9 hiking tips for people who hate hiking

It’s fall and you want to see the leaves change so badly that you can feel the hairs on the back of your neck quivering with excitement. Oh wait, it’s a mosquito! Ghah! What is the problem? Not the nature type? We know how you feel. But chances are you have tons of outdoor adventures […]