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Guest Blog: Your Hiking Guide to 55 West Coast Fire Lookouts

Guest Blog: Your Hiking Guide to 55 West Coast Fire Lookouts

There’s nothing quite like a good hike to clear the brain, recharge, take in the views and get those muscles working.

But with endless options of great hiking trails all over the U.S., it can be difficult to decide which one to tackle next. Of course, we all have our bucket list hikes, but there are some unique ones out there that might just offer you a fresh perspective — fire lookouts. 

What Are The 7 Leave No Trace Principles?

What Are The 7 Leave No Trace Principles?

Are you a hiker?

Do you know what the 7 Leave No Trace Principles are?

If you're taking on the 52 Hike Challenge, you should know these important guidelines. Think of the Leave No Trace Principles as a way to help you and your hiking buddies minimize your impact on wild spaces and protect the great outdoors. That way, we can all continue to enjoy nature for many years to come.

Resources for Completing the Kids Series Challenge

Resources for Completing the Kids Series Challenge

We know some of the activities we are asking you to do in our Kids Series might be new to you, so we have compiled some information and links to he...

Opt To Act: Give Back To Nature During Your 52 Hike Challenge 2020

Opt To Act: Give Back To Nature During Your 52 Hike Challenge 2020

Thank you for joining us this year for #OptOutside! Since the new Opt to Act initiative was such a success, now we are encouraging you to continue the effort into the new year and all year long! Join us and REI as we continue to Opt to Act into the new year. In this blog, you will discover the first of 52 action steps to help you Opt to Act all year! Clean up the trails, go on stewardship hikes, and give back to nature when you pursue your 52 Hike Challenge 2020. Read the blog to get started right now.

Guest Blog: My Top 3 Bay Area Hikes By Jaclyn Sanguinetti

Guest Blog: My Top 3 Bay Area Hikes By Jaclyn Sanguinetti

If you had told me a year ago that this girly girl who loves pink, hates being dirty and loves a good Sunday fun-day brunch with the girls would i...

8 Easy Ways You Can Opt To Act Starting Right Now

8 Easy Ways You Can Opt To Act Starting Right Now

This blog post is brought to you in sponsorship with REI Did you know there are over 50 billion pieces of litter lingering on United States roadwa...

Hiking With Sole: Top Tips To Find The Best Hiking Footwear With Quality Soles

Hiking With Sole: Top Tips To Find The Best Hiking Footwear With Quality Soles

Are your hiking shoes providing enough comfort and support so you can go the extra mile? In this blog, you will find out how to make sure your hiking boots fit, what to look for when selecting hiking footwear, why the sole of your trekking shoe is most important, and why we love Vibram soles for all our hikes. Get the tips now.

Powercap 2.0 Headlamp in a Hat

Powercap 2.0 Headlamp in a Hat

Guest Blogger: Tiffany Diehl The Powercap 2.0 is a source of hands free lighting for any outdoor activity. ThePowercap allows the wearer to utilize...

The Ultimate Backpacking Guide For Beginners In The Backcountry

The Ultimate Backpacking Guide For Beginners In The Backcountry

Going backpacking for the first time? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Backpacking for Beginners. Learn how to stay safe in the backcountry, the best backpacking trails for beginners, and how you can get started right now.

Hiking Abroad: My Favorite Way To See A New Country

Hiking Abroad: My Favorite Way To See A New Country

In this guest blog by Kevin Neft, you will learn why hiking is one of the best ways to explore a foreign country. Not only is hiking inexpensive, but it will also leave you with  memories you'll never forget. Hear from Kevin why he loves to hike while spending time over seas. Keep reading to discover the many benefits of hiking abroad right now.

Photography Tips For Hikers

Photography Tips For Hikers

In this guest blog by Danielle Price, you will learn insider photography tips for hikers that you can use not only to remember each epic adventure, but also to plan for future trips or even to recommend a trail to a friend. Read on to discover what cameras to use, which perspectives to shoot, and how you can capture your experience on the trail right now.