Some valuable advice posted on a trail we hiked in Alaska recently.
Now, how exactly does one determine when attack transitions into mealtime? Do you listen for chewing? Will the bear sigh in delight like I do when I eat macaroni and cheese?
And if I taste like macaroni and cheese, is it really fair to deny the bear such a delicacy? I do eat a lot of mac and cheese, so it’s conceivable I might taste cheesy and delicious.
How an expert hiker died of hypothermia in June
Popular hiking writer and outdoorswoman Karen Sykes succumbed to the cold last week, reminding us all of the counterintuitive dangers of summertime hiking.
Certain trails in the U.S. enjoy a high profile because of their overall length, remoteness, amazing scenery or historical significance. These classics of the American hiking scene draw much-deserved attention from both casual hikers and boot-and-beard-wearing hard-core trekkers. These headline-stealers might not have the same place in your heart as the local path, but they certainly are among the most attractive trekking routes that anyone can set foot on.
Classic American hiking trails
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A guide for how to prepare, what to pack, rules for the trail, and resources for finding great dog-friendly hiking trails.