Hiking Etiquette – Rules of Hiking & Camping

Hiking Rules

When you go hiking, chances are that you’re doing it to enjoy the unspoiled outdoors. The last things you want to deal with are irritants like rude hikers, ruined landscapes, or dangerous man-made situations. This is why we have hiking etiquette. The core of hiking etiquette can be summed up by the seven principles of … Read more

Backpacking the John Muir Trail

John Muir Trail Backpacking

Perhaps no other area offers backpackers such diversity, natural beauty and technical challenge than hiking the John Muir Trail, (JMT). Considered one of the most scenic trails in the country it’s 220 miles long with 11 passes ranging from 9,700 to 13, 600 feet; including Mt. Whitney the highest peak of the contiguous United States. … Read more

Flagstaff Waterproof Hiking Boots Review 2022 – Top Quality and Affordable Price

Flagstaff hiking boots

Hi-Tec’s Flagstaff Waterproof boots are a hidden treasure of sorts. Although they have a lower price and a sportier, athletic design than most hiking boots, they are still classed alongside far more expensive brands due to features such as their shock-absorbing soles, their easy-breathing mesh-and-leather exteriors, and their overall sturdy build. They are a veritable … Read more

Backpacking the Southwest – Trip Tips

Southwest backpacking

The American Southwest offers backpackers a unique experience.  Beautiful vistas, wildlife and swift changing weather draw thousands of outdoor adventurers every year. One area that is remote and pristine is the San Juan Wilderness in the Rio Grande National Forest. Accessible just south of Plataro, Colorado the San Juan Wilderness is home to the Epic … Read more