A few weeks ago I hiked to the top of Mt. Leconte here in East Tennessee where I live. The sights were beautiful but the weather was not so much. I rained a good part of the day and then when it cleared up it was very hot and humid. I was pouring sweat and I… Read More
Anytime you’re going to be out at night on the trail you should definitely have some form of lighting with you. Even if you’re not planning on being out at night when on the trail it is still a good idea to have a light with you. I am a big believer of expect the… Read More
As many hikers will tell you you will probably end up going through several backpacks if you hike or backpack for any length of time. I know I have went through several and some of which have been bad decisions. I am writing this article to help you know what to expect and look for when… Read More
Several weeks ago I went on a one night backpacking trip with a small group of friends. I had been really rushed when packing because it wasn’t exactly planned out. I had decided to go the evening before (Never do this). I wore a pair of old trail running shoes that were failing already and… Read More
Over time as I have done more and more hiking I have noticed that many people do not carry the traditional water bottles on the trail. In fact, they are not carrying hydration bladders either. You may be surprised to find out exactly what most people including myself have started carrying on the trail.
It wasn’t until recently that I started using trekking poles. I had never really liked the idea of having my hands full when trying to hike. After a few times of slipping and falling on the trail I decided to give trekking poles a try. In this article I will be discussing trekking poles in-depth.