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Hiking in the US has Never Been More Popular [Study]

Hiking in the US has Never Been More Popular [Study]

We’ve partnered with AllTrails, the largest hiking and trail-specific navigation app, to explore what effect COVID-19 has had on hiking since the pandemic started. To do this we’ve analyzed 7,927,354 activities logged on AllTrails since January 1st, 2016. Key Findings The number of hikes logged in 2020 was up 171.36% compared to 2019 The number of individual hikers in 2020 increased 134.7% compared to 2019 The number of hikes logged per user (HPU) has increas[…]


101 Tips to Hike (Like a Pro) With Your Kids

101 Tips to Hike (Like a Pro) With Your Kids

You used to love getting out onto the trail, letting the sun warm your skin, and exploring nature. Then you had kids… Now you’re unsure how to still have fun in the sun with Jr. in tow. Don’t be afraid, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to hiking with your tot designed to help you feel confident on your next kid-friendly adventure. This is not your typical “how-to” guide for hiking. There’s no briefing on the 10 needed hi[…]


The Ultimate Guide to Merino Wool

The Ultimate Guide to Merino Wool

Technical gear is made from dozens of materials and fibers. It’s dyed, woven, and sewn into millions of pieces of clothing designed to keep us comfortable while we play, train, and explore. We all have probably heard the saying, “cotton kills.” There’s been a long-standing debate over how, or more importantly, what, technical gear should be made from. This hot topic has mainly has revolved around wool vs. synthetics. Wool has been around for centu[…]


You Won’t Believe Your Eyes (NUDE HIKING)

You Won’t Believe Your Eyes (NUDE HIKING)

Naked hiking 101: Those offended by rumps need not enter When the wild calls, sometimes it calls to your innermost desire to be one with nature. For those who answer this call, there is a style of hiking that is a must-try. Strip off your clothes and bask in the glory of the fresh sun on a nude hike. Whether you opt to take a solo hike with your buns bare to the sky or you make it a social event celebrating the wonders of unmasked nature, naked hiking is an adventure for[…]


114 of the Best Hiking and Adventure Quotes of All Time

114 of the Best Hiking and Adventure Quotes of All Time

From time to time we all need a little inspiration, so we’ve assembled the largest collection of adventure and hiking quotes on the web. These quotes are by famous naturalists like John Muir, climbers like Sir Edmund Hillary, and explorers, poets, industry leaders, or authors who were inspired by the great outdoors. We have selected some quotes by famous adventurers, while others are simply about hiking, nature, or being outside, but all will light a fire for adven[…]


Ditch the Polar Vortex: 5 Best Winter Hiking Destinations in the US

Ditch the Polar Vortex: 5 Best Winter Hiking Destinations in the US

Across the United States, there are countless locations for those who are diehard fanatics to hike during the cold winter months. Challenging and as icy cold as a fireless hearth, these trails are ideal for those who are willing to pull out the snowshoes, AT skis, or crampons to tackle the trickiest winter hikes. This article, however, is not focused on the icy or snow-lined trails. While we have mad respect for those who ice pick their way up the side of a mountain peak[…]


America’s 15 Most Livable Hiking Towns

America’s 15 Most Livable Hiking Towns

If hiking is your true passion, look no further. We’ve scoured the web and created the ultimate list of places to live for the true trail addict. Why wait until you retire to do the things you love? Move to a town that embodies the hiking culture you dream about and never look back. Finding the best towns in America for the hiking die hard was not an easy task. We compiled a list of hundreds of communities previously highlighted throughout top publications touting[…]