There’s 58 National Parks throughout the United States, and it’s not only their natural beauty that draws in huge crowds. The Parks have become a haven for outdoor lovers, especially hikers. With hundreds of famous and not-so-famous trails, the opportunity for hikers are vast. However, when you’re just starting out, walking with a group, or going with the family, you’ll want to focus on trails that are suitable for all skill levels.
Looking for that perfect gift for the hiker in your life? From the most basic of essentials to novelty presents, there’s a plethora of gifts to choose from. Whether you want a purely practical gift, or you’re searching for something more creative, there’s the ideal gift out there for you. From the following suggestions, you’re bound to find a present that is perfect for the hiker in your life.
Camping with family and friends is fun, but at the same time, there is no place quite like home. If you love the outdoors, but still find yourself wishing the campsite felt a bit more welcoming, there’s some tricks you can employ to achieve just that. Follow these tips to make your campsite familiar, warm and a bit more like a proper home.
Novice hikers learn a lot through trial and error, but they’re not on their own when it comes to making common mistakes. Even the most experienced hiker can let their guard down, take things for granted, or take one chance too many. In no particular order, below are the top 7 hiking mistakes. Make sure you avoid them on your next outdoors venture.
Whether you’re taking on the Colorado River, rafting at one of the National Parks, or staying closer to home, some of the same rules will always apply: you'll need to keep your essentials dry. When you're out on the water, you won't want your enjoyment spoiled by soaked clothing, damaged accessories or spoilt medication. So, we’ve put together some of the most widely available options for keeping your essentials dry next time you venture out rafting.