Best Women’s Trail Hiking Shoes for 2022

I had breathlessly reached another summit in the California Sierra mountains where I sat down on a rock next to three other hikers. One of them was in visible discomfort, telling the other two that he was getting blisters in his new boots. “What size are you?” asked...

Best Hiking Leggings for 2022

It’s not surprising to anyone who has been with me outdoors that I love leggings. I bike, do yoga, and hike in leggings. I’ve even backpacked in them. And I choose leggings over shorts every day, even in the summer.  Types of Leggings This article covers hiking...

Best Camping Gifts for 2022 (Under $110)

It is the season of dark nights, bright holidays, and empty bank accounts. For those of us who love someone who hikes and camps, this is also a time to consider buying them a thoughtful gift they’ll love to use. After careful consideration, I can promise that these...

Best Winter Hiking Boots for Women

It was a great day to lace up our boots, put on our snowshoes, and hike the winter terrain. One bright February day, my friend and I walked to the top of Mt. Pinos in Southern California. This land is sacred to all Native Californians, and the Chumash people call the...

The Top 5 Benefits of Trail Running

Have people in your life become more active outdoors recently? Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, more people have picked up physical activities such as biking, hiking, and running. In 2020, gyms closed and in-person races were canceled. Consequently, fitness apps saw...