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10 Tips For Going Ultralight on the Trail

10 Tips For Going Ultralight on the Trail

One of the hottest trends in hiking and backpacking over the past few years has been the shift toward going ultralight on the trail. Typically, this…
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5 Energizing Hikes in Virginia

5 Energizing Hikes in Virginia

Virginian hikers enjoy many of the most rewarding trails on the East Coast. When it comes to upping the ante and pushing yourself on a more…
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5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Virginia

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Virginia

No matter where you find yourself in the Commonwealth of Virginia, you’re never far from an outstanding hiking trail. Mountains. Valleys.…
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5 Great Hiking Trails in Virginia

5 Great Hiking Trails in Virginia

Hiking in Virginia is a regular pastime. Hundreds of hiking trails across our many state parks, national parks, and routes leading through the…
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7 Best Trail Running Spots in Virginia

7 Best Trail Running Spots in Virginia

Trail runners in Virginia have an embarrassment of riches to choose from. Should you head to the beach and the oft-sighted First Landing State Park?…
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7 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Virginia

7 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Virginia

Virginia’s diverse natural habitats, from the beaches on the eastern shore to the mountains and nature preserves, make for a fantastic place…
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10 (Modern) Essentials Every Hiker Should Carry

10 (Modern) Essentials Every Hiker Should Carry

When the third edition of the classic book Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills was released back in 1974, it quickly became a must-read for any…
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5 Cool Rock Climbing Spots in Virginia

5 Cool Rock Climbing Spots in Virginia

Every year, Virginians enjoy hundreds of rock climbing opportunities. Between indoor training grounds and outdoor climbs that top thousands of feet…
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5 Amazing Winter Hikes to Take Right Now!

5 Amazing Winter Hikes to Take Right Now!

If you’re one of those hikers or backpackers who puts away your outdoor gear for the winter, you really are missing out on one of the most…
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Snowshoeing: Get Your Family Started The Easy Way

Snowshoeing: Get Your Family Started The Easy Way

Bummed that the summer hiking trails will soon be covered in white? That’s okay…it’s snowshoeing season! Snowshoeing is a great…
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Hiking Boots—Six Great Choices Your Feet Will Love

Hiking Boots—Six Great Choices Your Feet Will Love

Proper footwear is one of the many keys to a successful hike. Here are six boots that will coddle your heel and arches while performing admirably on…
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A Guide to Fall Foraging in the U.S.

A Guide to Fall Foraging in the U.S.

It’s September, and the coming of fall equals an abundance of autumnal harvest…in the woods. Foraging is currently all the rage at top…
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Late Fall Hiking: 7 Essential Clothing Items for Colder Weather

Late Fall Hiking: 7 Essential Clothing Items for Colder Weather

As the leaves start falling from the trees and the winter chill starts to roll in, the crowds and pesky bugs dissipate from the hiking trails. And if…
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Best New Hiking Products for Late Summer and Early Fall

Best New Hiking Products for Late Summer and Early Fall

There is no better time to hit the trail than late summer/early fall. Trails really open up once the kids head back to school, leaving trails…
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5 Amazing Weekend Fall Hikes Across the U.S.

5 Amazing Weekend Fall Hikes Across the U.S.

The warm days and crisp, cool nights of autumn make the perfect conditions for a weekend hiking and camping excursion. There is nothing quite like…
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