Plan Your Next Hike or Backpacking Trip
Whether you’re looking to go on your first day hike or your first overnight backpacking trip, we’ve got the guides and resources to help you plan the perfect trek.
Preparing for your first hike? We’ll tell you what to expect and what gear you need to make the most of the experience.
Looking to upgrade your experience or for some cool new trails? Our guides below can help you take your hikes to the next level.
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I buy all of my outdoor gear from only a few different places, with one of them being REI. One of the things that I love about REI is that they’re basically a one-stop shop for all your outdoor needs – from hiking boots to trail snacks to mountain bikes to GoPros. Getting a sale
Having lived in Las Vegas for the last four years, most of my hiking has been in dry weather. But once I started planning hiking trips in other states, I quickly realized that I needed some pants that would keep me dry in rainy weather. Have you tried looking for women’s waterproof hiking pants at
If you enjoy hiking or camping in wilderness areas, whether developed or completely wild, chances are you may one day encounter a bear. This can be a very scary proposition to say the least, especially if you have no idea what to do should this situation present itself. So, just what are you supposed to
There are many people out there that erroneously assume every swimming or water snake is a water moccasin. Nothing could actually be further from the truth. In fact, most snakes can technically swim, even those you might not think could like the diamond head rattlesnake. And in the places where water moccasins actually live and
There is something immensely beautiful about hiking with a blanket of snow around you. It feels so peaceful and helps promote a healthy lifestyle. However, without preparation, it can be incredibly dangerous. In this article, we will take a look at how to keep yourself safe while hiking during the winter. Preparation Arguably, the most
We’re enjoying the first week of fall in most of the country, and it’s the perfect time to start planning your winter hikes. Winter is the best time to hike if you enjoy cold weather and having the trails to yourself. If you’re not sure where to start looking, here is a list of the