ACR Electronics ResQLink+ GPS Review & Setup Guide

ACR Electronics ResQLink+ GPS Review & Setup Guide

Listen. This is the most important piece of gear you should own. The ACR Electronics ResQLink+ GPS allows you, at the push of a button, to be rescued from anywhere in the world. If you don’t have it in your pack, you need to. Read More

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Peaceful Hiking in Phoenix: McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Camelback Mountain is usually crowded and busy. For peaceful hiking in Phoenix, head over to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. It’s a quiet hike with great views, easy trails, and great Sonoran desert scenery. Read More

The Camelback Mountain Hike: Phoenix's Must-Do Hike

The Camelback Mountain Hike: Phoenix’s Must-Do Hike

The Camelback Mountain hike is Phoenix’s iconic hike. Yes, it has crowds and can get hot, but it’s fun, has great views, and is THE must-do hike if you’re in Phoenix.
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REI Review: How To Save More With a REI Membership

REI Membership will not only save you 10%+ on your purchases without a coupon code, but also has a lot of other benefits that not everyone knows about.
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Uphill Hiking: Making Hiking Upward Easier

Uphill Hiking: Making Hiking Upward Easier

Uphill hiking can be intimidating. The idea of hiking upward, when the peaks are big, can seem impossible. There’s no way to get around the work, but there are a lot of ways to make the work of uphill hiking much easier. Read More

Laguna Beach Hiking: Crystal Cove Ocean View Hike

Laguna Beach Hiking: Crystal Cove Ocean View Hike

A highlight of Laguna Beach hiking, Crystal Cove State Park offers a climb to the highest coastal peak, views of all the mountain ranges, Catalina Island, and the Pacific Ocean. One of my favorites!
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Torrey Pines Hiking: The “Best of” Hike

This is the world famous Torrey Pines hiking that you’ve heard of. Sweeping views of the ocean, dramatic cliffs, unique fauna, and easy, well-marked trails.
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Eagle Creek Trail - A Top Columbia Gorge Hike

Eagle Creek Trail to Punchbowl Falls: A Classic Gorge Hike

The Eagle Creek Trail to Punchbowl Falls is one of the most beautiful hikes in Colombia Gorge. Every local I talked to told me to do the Eagle Creek trail before any other. With waterfalls, cliffs, and scenery out of Lord of the Rings, this hike should not be missed.
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Oneonta Gorge Hike Directions

The Oneonta Gorge Hike to Triple Falls

Close to Multnomah Falls, the Oneonta Gorge hike to Triple Falls is a great hike to beautiful waterfall, just without the huge crowds on the normal Columbia Gorge hikes. Read More

Heel Pain, Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms, and How to Heal It

Heal Plantar Fasciitis Fast: The Symptoms and Cures

Have you limped a bit after a run, only to wake up with sharp heel pain? You probably have plantar fasciitis. Here’s how to heal plantar fasciitis quickly. Read More

Hiking Survival Tips: What To Do When Your Lost

Hiking Survival Tips: What To Do When Your Lost

There are a ton of hiking survival tips, but knowing what to do when you are lost is where it all starts. It’s happened to all of us, it can be scary, but there are some simple steps to help survive. Read More

How To Feel Alive Again

How To Feel Alive Again

Our DNA is not wired for life today. We cut crucial connections that have sustained man for years, and we need to reconnect to be happy. Here’s how to feel alive again! Read More

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How To Make a Hiking Survival Kit

Creating a simple hiking survival kit that you leave in your pack is so easy, yet so many people don’t do it. This simple hiking survival kit checklist is a must if you value your life.
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Minimalist Running: When To Replace Shoes

When you have minimalist running shoes, the ‘bounce’ isn’t there to ‘wear out’ anymore. Use this guide to know when to get new running shoes. Read More

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Do I Need Hiking Boots?

New hikers often ask me if they need hiking boots. You don’t, in fact, there are probably better choices for you. This guide will help you make the best choice. Read More

Hiking Etiquette: Who Has the Right of Way and Other Questions Answered

Hiking Etiquette: Who Has the Right of Way and Other Questions Answered

There are some simple rules of hiking etiquette that you must know before you step outside. Read on to avoid the mistakes I made when I first started. Read More

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Barefoot Hiking: New Balance Minimus MT10v2 Review

While I love the idea of barefoot hiking, after giving it a try, it’s just not very practical. The closest that I got were the New Balance Minimus MT10v2 minimal running shoes, which were the best for trail feel, traction, durability, and wet weather performance.
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Hiking for Beginners

Hiking for Beginners

Hiking for beginners can seem intimidating, but getting started can be easy as a walk in the woods, but there are some things to watch out for to stay safe  – here’s your guide on how to hike. Read More

Hiking the Hollywood Sign the Easy Way

The Easy Hollywood Sign Hike

If you’re in LA, you can’t afford to miss the iconic yet easy Hollywood sign hike with great views of Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles and more. Read More

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Asolo Fugitive GTX Review: 2000+ Miles

There’s a lot of hiking boots choices out there, but after 7 years and 2000+ miles around the world in all types of conditions, the Asolo Fugitive GTX hiking boots are going strong.  Read More