How to Use Trekking Poles

How to Use Trekking Poles

Imagine a simple piece of gear that could save your knees, back, and help you conquer challenging terrain. That simple piece of gear is the trekking pole. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or just starting, incorporating hiking poles into your hikes can help ease stress off the body. In this blog post, you’ll learn the…

How to Train for a 14er

How to Train for a 14er

So, you are thinking about hiking a 14er? Well, congrats on deciding to take on this fun challenge. Hiking a 14,000-foot peak is no easy feat, but with the right preparation and mindset, you can reach the summit and feel proud of your accomplishment. In this blog post, we will guide you through our comprehensive…

The 7 Leave No Trace Principles & How to Follow Them

The 7 Leave No Trace Principles & How to Follow Them

Have you ever returned to your favorite hiking trail or campsite only to find it littered with trash, signs of irresponsible fires, or worse human poop with toilet paper blooms? This can make a trip or experience disheartening. As lovers and users of the outdoors, it is our responsibility to protect and preserve it. The…

Does Hiking Build Muscle? Yes, Here’s How!

Does Hiking Build Muscle? Yes, Here’s How!

Does hiking build muscle? This is a question that has interested fitness enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers alike. While hiking is primarily known for its cardiovascular benefits and the opportunity to connect with nature, its impact on muscle development remains more of an often-overlooked subject.  Hiking involves traversing diverse terrains, inclines, and uneven surfaces, demanding significant…