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Reasons to try winter hiking
By: Warlock
Strapping on hiking boots and journeying into the great outdoors may be one of the most fulfilling activities a person can experience. If it's done without proper preparation and planning it can also be one of the worst experiences. Things like location, weather and gear...
Disadvantages of long distance walking
By: Sun Meilan
There are a number of advantages to long distance walking, which, for the purposes of this article is walking twenty miles and up. However, there are also a number of disadvantages that, although don't necessarily preclude anyone from taking part, should be taken into consideration...
Why a 9-year-old climber scaled the highest point in Andes mountains
By: John Atchison
When one hears the name Armstrong, the thoughts are usually not pleasant. That is because the person most think of is Lance Armstrong, the six time champion of the Tour De France. Armstrong overcame a horrific bout of cancer to win bicycling's great race.As...
Advantages of long distance walking
By: Sun Meilan
If you are looking for a form of exercise that enables you to get out in the fresh air and to see parts of the country that you might not otherwise have seen, long distance walking is well worth considering. For the purposes of this...
Desert hiking essentials and safety tips
By: Rebecca Mikulin
Hiking in the desert can offer a completely unique experience, but one that must be approached with due caution and a little prior safety knowledge. One rule about a desert is that it's always unpredictable. Water and shelter are scarce, and temperatures may swing widely...
By: Sue English
01:54 - StoryFrom the back of a horse; Gold searching in the Arizona MountainsThe weathered cowhide gloves are stained from years of service working around horses. It changed their original light tan color to a deer-hide's golden soft brown, supple from use because of the...
Fall hiking tips
By: Marc Phillippe Babineau
Hiking during the Fall months is a much less strenuous and more relaxing activity than summer hiking, especially when taking into account the much more moderate temperatures that the season brings with it, the fewer bugs and the trails being more clearly visible and marked...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Hiking is considered to be one of the favorite pastimes of the American population as well as in many parts of the world. It is becoming popular among all age groups, although young adults have shown more interest in these kinds of activities than the...
By: David Hon
Outdoor enthusiasts everywhere are into day hikes. Even the most experienced day hikers struggle to pack light enough to enjoy the hike, and yet still be prepared. Pack weight strongly depends on the number of people hiking in total. If there are six or...
By: Jack Thornton
The question for backpacking food, like most meals, is how much trouble do you want to go through to prepare the meal? If ease of preparation and minimizing the amount of time to fix the meal is important, the answer is a lot different than...

 

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