Backpacking Trip

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Many people are looking for a more active and healthy alterenative to the typical vacation. Some are heading out into various beautiful wilderness areas on backpacking trips. Or they may be traveling to far away cities around the world. Whether looking for inexpensive and adventurous ways to get away from it all or having had […]


Guide To The Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Trails In Virginia Ii

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Continued from part one MP 47.5 Indian Gap Trail is a brief, moderately challenging hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway that leads to the wondrous formation known as Indian Rocks. The .3 mile trail offers a beautiful display of Virginia rhododendron in season. MP 55.2 White Oak Flats is an easy trail great for a […]


Trail Etiquette For Hikers

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It’s sometimes hard for people who live in the city to adjust to life on the hiking trail. Peace & quiet and great scenery are two of the big draws for hikers, but to be sure they can enjoy it – and others can continue to – there are some basic rules of etiquette that […]


Mountain Biking Has The Slickrock Bike Trail In Moab

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Every mountain biker worth his or her salt will want to try the Slick Rock Trail, located in Moab, Utah – one of the most challenging mountain biking trails in the world. Every sport has its “ultimate” challenge. Golf has the Augusta National – host of the Masters tournament, Tennis has the grass courts of […]


Hiking Basics

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Gear up for an exhilarating day in the great outdoors. Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran hiker, being prepared and following a few hiking basics can help make your adventure as safe as it is sensational. You don’t have to be a professional hiker to fully enjoy a hiking adventure. Hiking basics begin with […]


Grand Canyon Hiking

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To truly experience the grandeur of the Grand Canyon, hiking from the rim to the river can be a rewarding and life-changing adventure. The hike from the canyon rim to the floor of the valley and back up again can be tackled by most relatively fit people – even the novice hiker. Make no mistake, […]


The Best Backpacking Trips In America

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Backpacking is a great way to enjoy nature up close and is a very affordable way to see unique places that can’t be reached in a car. There are thousands of different trails and locations for backpacking trips of various difficulty all across the world and several of the best backpacking trips are in the […]


Essential Hiking Equipment 9 Things You Need Before Hitting The Trail

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There is nothing worse than getting miles away from civilization and encountering an emergency you are not prepared for. Whether you’re lost with no food, caught in an unexpected rain, or in pain from poor footwear, hiking without the right equipment is never a fun experience. Your gear will vary depending on what type of […]


Mountain Biking Gear

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Every sport has its accessories, and mountian biking is no different. But many of these accessories are designed to save, if not lives, then certainly unnecessary aches and pains. There’s more to mountain biking than just getting a cool bike. Mountain biking can be a dangerous sport – as is any sport where you’re heading […]


Finding Custom Horse Equipment

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There are many different types of horse supplies and equipment that can be purchased for a number of reasons and uses. When you go to make your purchased, you will be faced with a wide variety of options, so knowing what you need before hand is very important. This can be especially relevant if you […]


Hiking Clubs Great Way To Meet Hiking Companions

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If you are a beginner interested in hiking there is no better way to start than to join a club. Not only will you learn from other people’s experience but you will learn about the best sites locally and you will meet people who would share several tips you wouldn’t know otherwise. You may also […]


Hiking Equipment

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Every trail leads hikers to new adventure, so every hiker should be prepared for anything. Outdoor adventurers need good hiking equipment to enjoy a safe and successful trek. Here is an outline of the gear you’ll need and the gizmos you can probably do without. Go Without the Gimmicks Outfitting stores stock all sorts of […]


What An Atv Winch Can Do For You

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Imagine yourself hauling up a rough trail on your ATV. Things are going great! You are dirty and exhilarated. It could not get any better. Then all of a sudden, you get stuck! Luckily, one of your fellow adventurers has an ATV winch and gets ready to pull you out. Soon, you are out of […]


Hike The Gorgeous Kalalau Trail

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Want to get up, close and personal with Mother Nature? Grab a backpack and hit the trail. Want to experience natural wonders you’ve never seen before? Backpack the Kalalau Trail. If you’re a backpacker at heart, then your list of backpacking trips isn’t complete until you’ve conquered the Kalalau Trail. Beginning where the paved road […]


Hiking Gear

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Hiking without gear is like stepping up to the plate without a bat. Or hitting the links without clubs. When you take to the trails without hiking gear, you’re simply tagging along while everyone is having all the fun. You really can’t hike properly without the right gear. Hiking gear combines all of the essentials […]


Guide To The Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Trails In Virginia Iii

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Continued from part 2 MP 91.0 A moderate 1.9 mile portion of the Appalachian Trail, leading from the VA 695 to Sharp Top Mountain overlook. MP 92.5 The Sharp Top Mountain to Harvey’s Knob section of the Appalachian Trail is a 2.9 mile moderate hike along the Blue Ridge Parkway. MP 95.4 Harvey’s Knob overlook […]


Guide To The Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Trails In Virginia

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The 469 mile long Blue Ridge Parkway is often said to be the most scenic drive in America. Beginning near Cherokee, NC, the parkway winds through the gorgeous Smokey Mountains and passes through the Pisgah National Forest, as well as the Shenandoah National Forest, before ending just before Virginia’s Skyline Drive begins. The Blue Ridge […]


World Wide Biking Vacations

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People are looking to exotic locations for their next biking tour. Exploring the world from the seat of a bike is one of the last great adventures. From Scotland to Australia, Alaska to Africa, there are many great places to experience heaven on earth – if you are prepared. You must consider several things before […]


The Outdoor Hound

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Standing on a mountain trail looking out over the horizon while feeling your accomplishment of having hiked to that position is an amazing, life-giving experience. To many the only thing that could make that experience better would be sharing it with someone they love. Some hikers take friends or family along with them for the […]


Go For A Hike It Is Good For You

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Hiking is a popular, inexpensive way to get out and take a break from daily life. The really good news is it is excellent for both your body and brain. Go For A Hike – It Is Good For You! Saying that there are benefits associated with hiking may sound a bit obvious. Getting out […]