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    Homemade Snacks for Long Hiking Trips

    Anyone that has been on a hiking trip understands that it is a smart idea to bring along snacks. Snacks provide energy and calories that an individual expends during a hike. Packing snacks for long day hikes vs. short day hikes are two very different things. Still, packing snacks for a multi-day bac…Read More

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    Water Consumption & Hiking Adventures

    Preparing for an upcoming Rocky Mountain hiking trip can be incredibly easy if you follow certain guidelines. There are certain necessities that you should not skimp on and certain things that you can leave at home. A lot of your necessities are dictated by how long your Rocky Mountain hiking trip w…Read More

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    What to Pack When Hiking a 14er

    One of the secrets to successfully hiking a 14er is proper preparation. This can mean high altitude training, packing the right food, buying the right hiking gear, or dressing appropriately. Since a 14er is an all day adventure, a lot of preparation should be completed before the hike even begins. A…Read More

  4. Basics of Hiking a 14er

    Many people have a bucket list that they are slowly but surely marking off their feats and adventures. Many of these lists contain “hiking a 14er.” What does that mean exactly? A 14er is a mountain that has a peak at or above 14,000 feet. These gorgeous mountains make for breathtaking views and…Read More

  5. Best Foods For Rocky Mountain Hiking Trips

    There are a few essential items that every single hiker will take with them no matter how far a hike; great shoes, water, jackets, and food. Forgetting snacks and food can be one of the biggest mistakes that a hiker can make. Hiking, no matter the location, will use up a lot of energy and calories. …Read More

  6. Best Crampons for Winter Hiking

    Hiking can be enjoyed year-around with the proper equipment. Setting out on a hiking adventure without the proper gear can turn a perfect day into a dangerous one. Hiking trails can be covered in snow and ice no matter what the base of the trail looks like. Aside from the proper attire and supplies,…Read More

  7. Part 2: How to Pack for a Winter Rocky Mountain Hiking Trip

    Winter hiking is one of the most gorgeous things you will ever encounter. The world just looks different when it is covered in snow. Rocky Mountain hiking trips are only dangerous for individuals that are not prepared for the trip or in the event of an emergency. If you want winter adventure, you …Read More

  8. How to Pack for a Winter Rocky Mountain Hiking Trip

    Packing for winter day hiking trips can vary from how you would normally pack for a couple hours in the mountains. Winter hiking has different dangers than summer/spring hiking trips. If you are planning a winter Rocky Mountain hiking trip then you need to make sure that your backpack is well stocke…Read More

  9. What to Wear on Your Rocky Mountain Hiking Trip

    There is nothing quite like hiking Rocky Mountain National Park. There is so much beautiful scenery and wildlife to encounter. Many people think that what they wear hiking doesn’t matter, because after all, you aren’t trying to impress anyone on your hike! However, what you wear can determine ho…Read More