Category Archive: Hike

Hiking 101: How to Keep Your Dog Safe and Happy on the Trail

There’s nothing better than seeing your dog running up the trail ahead of you, or having them on your board when you go out for a paddle. But—as we were all recently reminded… Continue reading

Hiking 101: Read This Before Your First 14er

“Am I ready for this? How do I know if there’s a limit? Can I do it right?” The nagging thoughts plagued Anh Thai, 28, for days before she embarked on her first… Continue reading

Hiking 101: How to Keep Your Eyes Safe and Healthy

Surprise, surprise, I lost another pair of polarized sunglasses this week. I’m a flake when it comes to keeping track of my accessories, but protecting my eyes is no joke—exposing your peepers to… Continue reading

Dirtbagging 101: How to Clean Your Hydration Bladder

You’ve seen hikers with plastic tubes jutting out of their mouths…maybe you even own one. They’re hydration bladders, the flexible, soft water pouches that fit inside of certain packs—and they definitely come in… Continue reading

Ask a Guy: Holding the Group Back

Every month we’re asking our resident male outdoor enthusiast, Brandon Scherzberg, for his thoughts on an outdoor-related subject. We’re an equal-opportunity adventure.  The question: How can I avoid holding the group back when I’m… Continue reading

Five Reasons to Take a Hike

1. It’ll break up your workout schedule If you belong to a gym that offers everything from Zumba to Disco Revival Training but you still head straight for the elliptical, you may be… Continue reading

Dirtbagging 101: Breaking In Your Hiking Boots

Nothing beats the smell of fresh-from-the-store hiking boots, but wearing them to hike in Yosemite straight out of the box? Diaster. You’re pretty much asking for blisters, bleeding and a crappy time. Save… Continue reading