Tales From The Trail & Other Stories

Yes, Hiking Poles Really Do Make a Difference!

Yes, Hiking Poles Really Do Make a Difference!

February 20, 2019

Knowing this, I invested in my first ever set of sticks – the Hiker Hunger Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles – after reading faaaar too many reviews online. I gave them a test run the week before on day hikes to Laguna Esmeralda, Laguna Turquesa, Vinciguerra Glacier and the Valle de Olum near Ushuaia, and was surprised at what a difference they made!

The Beauty of Perseverance: Tragedy and Tribulations on the Appalachian Trail

The Beauty of Perseverance: Tragedy and Tribulations on the Appalachian Trail

February 05, 2019

 I know I’ll never forget the beauty of a sunset over an ocean of mountains or all of the nights under the stars and the peace of waking up in nature, where I belong. I won’t forget the taste of a cold spring or the sweet smells of a lush, green forest.

6 Tips For Hiking After Dark

6 Tips For Hiking After Dark

January 10, 2019

It is important that you remain fully aware of your surroundings when hiking in the dark. You must be extra cautious of any downed tree limbs, uneven roots, or jagged rocks along the trail. This, too, might come along with having to move a bit slower than you normally would on a normal day hike. Slow down and be mindful of your surroundings. If you encounter any wildlife, be wary and show respect. When hiking in the woods at anytime of the day, including night, be sure that you are aware of what to do in this type of situation...

Beat the Winter Blues By Getting Outside

Beat the Winter Blues By Getting Outside

January 09, 2019

Whether you’re experiencing SAD or simply feeling un-motivated to do anything because, duh, cold temperatures are outside and blankets and hot chocolate are inside, exercise and exposure to more sunlight can help. Luckily, both of these can be accomplished through fun outdoor activities...