Posts Tagged ‘trails’

A Tip for Hiking with Your Dog

August 15, 2011
A hiking dog

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We love hiking with our beloved pooches. We get to share the outdoors with a pet that is part of our family. However, there are those that don’t feel the same way about dogs and you never know if you will encounter someone on the trail that does not see them as a friend. Be courteous and keep a leash with you to keep hiking a pleasant experience for everyone on the trail.

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Picture of the Day: Kalalau Lookout

April 25, 2011

Kalalau Lookout, Kauai

Taken just as the sun set. You can see the glowing reflections of the sun on the lower cliffs and the clouds in the distance. In my opinion, this is one of the most amazing views on earth.

Author:Kaldoon

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Picture of the Day: Half Dome

August 5, 2010

the ascent

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this is the final phase of the ascent to the top of half dome. there are metal cables drilled into metal rods running up the side of the rock face, with wooden planks acting as steps at regular intervals. to ascend to the top, you pull yourself up, one step at a time.


climbing the raw vertical of half dome was one of the most breathtaking, inspiring, and exhilarating experiences ever.

i would do it again in a minute.

Author:mark daniel

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Should Wolf Hunting Be Allowed?

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Picture of the Day: Appalachian Trail by Night

July 20, 2010

Moonlight Hike on the A.T.

Hiking on the Appalachian Trail by moonlight can be an exhilarating experience, to say the least. It’s beautiful and mysterious, and with the knowledge that you are walking in the presence of bear, your limited vision can play tricks on you. The fog adds to the adventure especially where the trail passes close to the edge of a cliff.

This shot was taken at night, of course, on the A.T. between Thunder Ridge and Apple Orchard Mountain in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia…

The light in front is from the flash.

Author:D L Ennis

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A Double Whammy against Insects

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Hiking Tips: Food for Energy on the Trail

July 20, 2010

Hiking, especially on long trails, require energy. Here are some articles on how to sustain your energy while hiking.

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Maintaining your enery on the trail | Great Outdoors Tips with

Eat an energy bar or a good part of an energy bar at least every 2 to 2 1/2 hours while hiking energetically. Oh, one more thing. Carrying energy-dense foods for energy on the trail gives you an added advantage. …

Publish Date: 07/14/2010 12:09

http://freeoutdoors.com/blog/?p=8379

Precautions while trekking | Travel First Aid Kit Shop

The more you go, the more energy you need. Maintain your energy by eating at regular intervals. Do not eat large portions, but rely on energy bars or fruit snacks. Drinkwater Water is the elixir of life or it is believed. … Any good sports brand you can recommend good hiking shoes. Socks Most trekking areas are cold. So, warm clothes and thick wool socks should be selected for trekking. Wool mixed with plastics is useful because it prevents moisture on feet. Fitness …

Publish Date: 07/17/2010 11:03

http://www.travelfirstaidkitsshop.com/precautions-while-trekking/

Hiking and Camping Food | Colorado Hiking

The best hiking and camping food is easily transportable, easy to fix, and tastes good. If you’re not going to look forward to eating it, don’t take it along just because it happens to be lightweight and is labeled camping food. …

Publish Date: 06/29/2010 13:59

http://www.coloradohiking.org/hiking-and-camping-food.html

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Should Wolf Hunting Be Allowed?

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Hiking Tips: Hiking With Your Dog

June 22, 2010
Bailey and me doing the last 200 feet to the s...
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Many of us have a furry friend and take them to a dog park for exercise and fun. Why not try something different and take a hike? Here are some tips you need to know before you take your dog hiking.

Hiking With Your Dog : Critter Minute – Natural Dog Products & Fun

Before you decide to take your dog out hiking make sure your dog is healthy enough and fit enough to enjoy a hike. If your dog is not very fit you can start with short excursions from home and gradually work up to long hikes though the …

Publish Date: 06/18/2010 13:14

http://www.critterminute.com/hiking-with-your-dog/

Dog-Friendly Outdoor Adventures « The Bark

To make the most out of your hiking experience, keep in mind the following trail-etiquette tips (from The Appalachian Trail Conservancy): Do not allow your pet to chase wildlife. Leash your dog around water sources and in sensitive …

Publish Date: 06/18/2010 16:13

http://blog.earthbath.com/2010/06/17/dog-friendly-outdoor-adventures/

5 Tips for Camping with Your Dog | EcoSalon

Hiking Tips. There are extra considerations if you’re hiking: If you expect your dog to carry his own food or water, incorporate the pack into your daily walks a few weeks before the trip. Start with an empty pack and slowly build up to …

Publish Date: 06/17/2010 14:38

http://www.ecosalon.com/dogs-can-camp-with-the-best-of-us/

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Crossing a Stream Safely

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Hiking Trail of the Day: California’s Lost Coast Trail

June 18, 2010
the Lost Coast #3
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Northern California’s Lost Coast Trail gives hikers a rare chance to view coastal wilderness in a combination such as sea lions and forest. Learn more about the Lost Coast and follow this link for more information about the trails.

Hike Along the Lost Coast | 101 Things To Do Humboldt

Shelter Cove serves as a dividing line for the roughly 64 miles of California Coastal Trail along the Lost Coast. To the north and south, find pristine views of the Pacific Ocean and the rugged coast that meets it. …

Publish Date: 06/21/2008 0:00

http://101things.com/humboldt/hike-along-the-lost-coast

Lost Coast Trail, finally « besthike.com blog

My boyfriend and I are going to be backpacking much of the Northern Coast this summer and are planning to tackle the Lost Coast Trail. We will definitely be referring back to this post. …

Publish Date: 04/27/2010 5:02

http://besthike.wordpress.com/2010/04/27/lost-coast-trail-finally/

Lost Coast, California

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Our Excellent Adventures » Blog Archive » A visit to the Lost Coast

A visit to the Lost Coast. The Lost Coast of California is made up mainly of the King’s Range, a heavy growth set of peaks and valleys, whose western side is the Pacific Ocean. Hard to get into because of very few roads that are steep, …

Publish Date: 06/01/2010 13:25

http://www.ourexcellentadventures.com/2010/06/01/a-visit-to-the-lost-coast/

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Hiking Tips: Early Spring Treks

January 27, 2010

Got cabin fever? Looking forward to the first Spring hike? We all need to be aware of special considerations for this vulnerable season.

Here is a website that I found with a great list of dos and don’ts for responsible hiking in wet conditions characteristic of the early spring season. The pontential for trail erosion is especially acute during this season.

Trekking in the Lebanon Mountains, Lebanon
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Read it here: Hiking in Early Spring.

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Should Wolf Hunting Be Allowed?

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World’s Best Trail

June 8, 2009

The West Coast Trail in British Columbia, Canada is considered by many to be the best in the world. Here are some reasons:

-Variety of scenery
-Wildlife viewing
-Difficulty and challenges

Do you think you can meet the challenge of the West Coast Trail?

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