With fall ending and winter upon us, the hiking season has come to an end, or so many of us are told. Really, hiking is an activity that should be enjoyed year round! A change in weather is just a chance to explore nature in a new way with new sights and experiences. Throw on a coat and see what you can find!
Nature is a forever changing process, always offering something different each season. Consider how beautiful a trail will look covered in snow, with footprints from all the little critters making their rounds. The view from a hill or mountain should be just as breathtaking.
Keep an open mind and prepare for each season. With the right gear, attitude, and motivation, any hike can be a wonderful adventure!
Just in time for the holidays! Start exploring your state and planning your next adventure on the trail with these limited time bundled book deals. Starting today, Cyber Monday, you can get 3 books for $25 from Wilderness Press, Menasha Ridge Press, and Clerisy Press. Also offered is $2 gift wrapping!
Choose from several different book bundles, wih each bundle including three books. These award-winning guides give you the most comprehensive view of adventure activities, hikes, campsites, canoe runs, and more, all within your local area.
To see all of the bundles offered and to get shopping, CLICK HERE.
Happy holidays to you and yours!
*Please note that these deals may not be combined with any other coupon offers.
Posted in Accessories, Hiking, Hiking gear, hiking tips, Outdoor Adventure, outdoor retailer
Tagged book bundle, camping guide, cyber monday, deals, december deals, discount, guidebooks, hiking guide, menasha ridge press, outdoor books, outdoors, sale, wilderness press
If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration to hit the trails as the weather grows colder, look no further. As a woman, there are few greater inspirations than other women conquering fears and kicking butt while doing so. Jennifer Pharr Davis has inspired us to trek on, no matter what, both outdoors and in life.
She has written several very amazing books where she talks about love and triumph (Called Again) and epic adventures on the Appalachian Trail (Becoming Odyssa). We were also lucky enough to work with her in publishing Five-Star Trails Asheville. Her absolutely wonderful, supportive husband, Brew Davis, wrote a book about his experience as her life-support during her thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail (which was record breaking), entitled 46 Days.
I strongly encourage you to check out her website, read her books, and become as big a fan as I have. She is truly inspirational and a great example for the rest of us!
Posted in Hiking, Outdoor Adventure, review, women's issues
Tagged 46 Days, Appalachian Trail, Becoming Odyssa, Called Again, Jennifer Pharr Davis, record holder, Thru-hike, world record
When in a relationship, we spend most of our dates going to places like coffee shops, restaurants and the movies. Sure, those can be enjoyable, but all you do is talk without truly getting to know your significant other’s personality. If you want to find out if they’re marriage material, take a hike together! A hike will reveal how your significant responds to different situations and how they will react to doing different things. Here are some points to watch out for.
- How disciplined is your partner during the trek? A trek requires discipline to complete successfully, just like life.
- How often does your partner complain? If your partner complains a lot about various aspects of the hike, chances are, your partner will complain just as much in life.
- Does your partner cooperate? Cooperation makes for a good relationship. It’s comforting to know you have someone who is willing to help out with different problems. If there are issues on the trail, those issues will likely surface in marriage.
- Does your partner mingle with other hikers? If your partner doesn’t like to get to know others at a campsite, only sticking around you, they probably won’t try to get to know other people. Being social is a great attribute to have in a marriage.
- Is your partner considerate to the rest of the world? How does your partner respond to litter? Do they throw it away? When passing a guide or receiving help, do they offer a kind word? If your partner is considerate on the trail, they will likely be considerate elsewhere.
Trek dates help us discover more about our significant other that modern coffee shops and regular activities won’t. Trek dates are becoming more popular today and are a great way to explore the beauty of nature while exploring the personality of your partner.
When riding a bike, safety is important, which is why wearing a helmet is a must. However, most people consider helmets to be tacky and annoying, and of course they can ruin a great hair day.
Fortunately, the Swedish have solved the problem of annoying hair ruiners by inventing an invisible bike helmet. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, so for more information on the product, check out how the Hövding Helmet works.
Yep, she’s wearing one!
This time of year, you never know when you might need a jacket for unexpected rain. Keeping you stylish while staying dry is a must. At REI, there are several affordable jacket options for you to get the most out of your rainy weather style. Check them out here!
Posted in Accessories, Hiking, Hiking gear
Tagged fall weather, hiking in the rain, rain, rain coat, rain jacket, raincoat, rainy weather, rei, weather