14 Ways to Pee Outdoors for Women (yes, I've tried them all) - Exploring Wild
I bet you had no idea there were this many ways to pee outside as a woman. Here's a roundup of tips, methods, and creative ideas from an outdoorsy lady who's tried it all. #backpackingwomen #backpackingtips #hikingtips #backpacking #hiking
Thru-Hiking: Training Tips and Exercises - REI Uncommon Path
How to get fit for the Trail.Training Tips and Exercises. Whether youre gaining elevation or out for a joyous weekend adventure with friends, training can help make any trip more enjoyable. Use these backpacking training tips, instructions and workout pl
We see people on trails all the time carrying nothing but a small water bottle. Did you know there are actually ten essentials for survival that you are expected to carry in the backcountry? These essentials are supposed to apply even for short day hikes. Below, I’ve analyzed them as daypack essentials, with suggestions for what is necessary, what isn’t, and some small extras you can add to ward off many disasters on the trail.
How to Journal while Hiking — Dear Summit Supply Co.
There's nothing better than sitting down in the middle of a good hike - perhaps looking out over a vast forested valley, or perched upon a log beside a rushing stream - and taking a few minutes to pull out your journal and write. This is your chance to reflect on the trail you’ve hiked thus far and record all of those lovely little moments and observations you want to remember. You write about the sorts of things that a camera can’t quite capture, such as the eerie whisper of the wind i...
12 Great Hikes Near DC
Shenandoah National Park (88 mi. from Washington DC). This 80,000-acre park, established in 1935, is best known for Skyline Drive, which follows the ridgeline of the Blue Ridge Mountains for 105 miles, from Front Royal to Waynesboro, Virginia. Seventy-five overlooks along the drive feature beautiful views of the Shenandoah Valley & River. With 500-plus miles of hiking trails, the vistas & nature sights are endless.
AllTrails: Trail Guides & Maps for Hiking, Camping, and Running
The Virginia Triple Crown is comprised of what many consider to be the state’s three best hiking destinations: McAfee Knob, Tinker Cliffs and Dragon’s Tooth. All are conveniently located within a few miles of each other just outside of Roanoke. McAfee Knob affords a 270-degree view of the Catawba Valley far below and has been called the most photographed spot along the Appalachian Trail. Just a few miles north on the AT is Tinker Cliffs, another prominent outcropping of rock ...