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NH 4000 Footer Maps [Google Map, Downloadable & More]

Hiking Tips

This article will supply you with all of maps for the NH 48 that you could need. If you are looking for a list of the 48, full descriptions for each hike, and tips on finishing the 48,…

A Bear’s Sense of Smell – How Good Is It? [And Why]

Hiking Tips

Bears have one of the best noses in the animal kingdom. But how good? In this article, we will tell you, and help explain why it’s so good. When hiking in the backcountry, the last thing you want…

How To Choose Snowshoes – Everything You Need To Know


Hiking in the snow is a strenuous task. It requires you to be well prepared before you set off into the white wilderness. Whilst light snow can easily be tread across with normal hiking boots with a good…

Mount Monadnock Hiking Trail Guide: Map, Trail Descriptions, Pictures & More


Mount Monadnock is a 3,165 foot mountain located in New Hampshire. It is the highest peak in Southern New Hampshire and also the highest point in Cheshire County. Mount Monadnock is ranked one of the most hiked mountain…

Hiking La Plata Peak – A Colorado Collegiate Peak In The Sawatch Range


La Plata Peak is a beautiful peak located in the Sawatch Range of Colorado. This 14,361 foot summit has hikers gain over 4,500 feet of elevation to reach the summit. This is a common year round hike. Distance…

The Most Versatile of Fly Rod – Weight, Action, & Length Explained

fishing tips, Gear

A “fly rod” is designed to cast an artificial fly onto the water using the built-up momentum of a weighted fly-line. The rod also needs to be able to bring in a fighting fish, from palm-sized bluegills to…

Cleaning & Washing Your Down Jacket [Everything You Need to Know]


If you’re anything like me, you wait until the last possible moment to wash your down jackets. It feels risky to just toss it in the wash, yet that pasta sauce from your backpacking trip last summer is…

How To Wash A Sleeping Bag: Steps & Methods [Down or Synthetic]


You’ve slept under the stars in the desert, bundled up on cold nights near the mountainside, got rained on during your family reunion camping trip, dirtied up your gear after an extended backpacking trip, and now after all…

Facts & Tips For Hiking & Camping in Bear Country [Everything You Need To Know]

Hiking Tips

Wandering out into the woods soon and don’t know what to do if you see a bear? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s everything you need to know when trekking through bear country. But before we…

Hiking Mount Ellen, Vermont – Trail Map, Routes, Descriptions & More


Mt. Ellen’s wooded summit stands at 4,083 feet (1,244 m) in the middle of Vermont’s rightfully named Green Mountains. The Long Trail, which is also the Appalachian Trail in this section, travels over its prominence. Because the east…