As summer approaches more and more people head out to the trail. It's a good time to remind ourselves about the importance of Leave No Trace (LNT) ethics.
The hope is that every hiker, biker, and outdoorsman takes these principles seriously, leaving the woods just as beautiful as before they arrived.
Kirk grew up in small town Missouri but after ten years in New York and seven NYC marathons, he's become a true New Yorker.
Kirk enjoys the excitement and energy of the city during the week and loves heading out to the mountains and woods with new adventurers each weekend.
Happy feet makes for a happy Pete.
Or so they say. Today, Pete talks about one of the most important pieces of gear in our packs: socks.
With a good pair of socks you'll be able to keep hiking longer without blisters (and you'll stay warm at night).
What should I pack for a day on the trail?
"Let me give it to you straight -- there's no greater buzzkill on a hike than feeling so alive, then eating dead (dull, lifeless, processed) food.
Nix food-like substances which are easily identified by ingredients that are unpronounceable and contain preservatives."
Last week we covered rain gear which is sure to keep you dry on a day trip. But what about when you have a pack full of extra layers and gear?
Today, Pete reviews his favorite dry bags that will keep your extra stuff dry when the storms ablowin.
"Looking for the low down on how to train for outdoor and high altitude adventure? Well, here it is. There is no silver bullet, no straight, smooth path to success. When prepping for outdoor adventure, especially to altitude, those of us who live at low elevation (sea level) are faced with some specific hurdles we simply must deal with..."
Summers approaching fast, which means warmer temperatures and less layers. Yet, there's one layer that we'll have tucked in our packs throughout our adventures: our rain gear.
Today, Pete reviews his favorite set of rain gear that is light weight for longer treks, breathable for the hot days, and most importantly, ridiculously good at resisting water.