backpacking

My Favorite Hiking Snacks

Hungry on the trail? Be sure to keep these Hiking Snacks close at hand.  G.O.R.P. G.O.R.P., historically is the go-to hiking snack of backpackers everywhere. The name is an acronym, standing for either “Good Old Raisins and Peanuts,” or “Granola, Oats, Raisins, and Peanuts,” depending on who you ask. Fortunately, as the years have progressed GORP […] Read more…

Human Made Beauty: The Ifugao Rice Terraces

The romantic destination of a trekking enthusiast is often so far into the backcountry that all evidence of human establishment has faded from view: pristine natural beauty. However if beauty and awe are one’s end goals, the pride earned through isolation in the wilderness may overlook an entire category of human-built beauty. Declared a UNESCO […] Read more…

Trekking Pole Lubrication and Cleaning

Have you noticed your trekking or hiking poles are becoming harder to collapse?   Perhaps your quick locks are no longer holding your poles at the correct height?   These both can be common problems with collapsible trekking poles, especially if they aren’t regularly cleaned.   It’s important to make sure that at the end of a hike, […] Read more…

13rs Abound

14ers—they are no secret to those who love the mountains. Here in Colorado, we have 53 peaks achieving the famed altitude of 14,000 feet, although the exact number is often disputed. However, as I am sure many of you have experienced, the 14er designation has caused disproportionately high recreational usage in a state famous for […] Read more…

Backpacking: The Manistee River Trail

I was fortunate enough to get out and spend the weekend hiking the Manistee River Trail (MRT) this past weekend. Located just south of Traverse City, this 11-mile trail is a prime destination for fall color change. The hiking, while listed as “difficult” on online sources, is fairly mild with relatively no elevation gain and […] Read more…

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