Hiking is…

The most basic and simple outdoor activities, whether it’s to travel to unknown places or to unwind in the middle of the week, hiking can be many things to many people. For most people, hiking is the gateway activity of the outdoors. In some way, shape or form, everyone has hiked. It is easy to do with small children, the elderly, or animals. No matter where you are, there is someplace you can hike. It is cheaper than all other outdoor activities because all you need are some comfortable shoes and some water.

Legendary environmentalist, and author of the Monkey Wrench Gang, Edward Abbey said:

“Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.”

 

 

Hike Timp Utah’s Legendary Wasatch Front Trail

Hike Timp Utah’s Legendary Wasatch Front Trail

​It's one of the most imposing mountains in the United States. It may not have the height of many mountains or the reputation, but it's proximity to development and elevation gain from bottom to top make it feel bigger than it is. It's name is Timpanogos and it's...

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What is Camping?

What is Camping?

There are several types of people in the world, and for each one of these types they have a different definition of camping.  However, trying to fit so many different beliefs under one interpretation would be like nicknaming Hilary Clinton “Honest Abe.”   No matter...

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Kelty Cosmic Down 40 Review

Kelty Cosmic Down 40 Review

BACKSTORY Once upon a time, I had a mountain hardware phantom.  I do not know what happened to it, but it was by far the best sleeping bag I have ever owned.  Then I purchased a Lafuma Warm-n-Lite. It was a 40-degree bag that was lightweight, compressible, and kept me...