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Hiking Gear Review: The New REI Flash Hiking Boots - Trail Tested & Approved

Hiking Gear Review: The New REI Flash Hiking Boots - Trail Tested & Approved

This blog post is brought to you in partnership with REI

Every hiker loves a new pair of hiking boots. Don’t you agree?

When REI asked if our team at 52 Hike Challenge would test their new hiking boots, it was like Christmas came early!

Spoiler: these boots would be a great Christmas gift for the hiker in your life!

In this hiking boot review, you will find insights from 52 Hike Challenge co-founder Karla Amador and lead content creator Mandi Carozza. 

Get ready to discover:

  • Our favorite features of REI’s newest product release
  • How the REI Flash boots held up while hiking in many different environments
  • Technical specifications and product details
  • Why we love these hiking boots
and more!

Hiking Gift Guide: Top 10 Gifts For Hikers You Can Find At REI

Hiking Gift Guide: Top 10 Gifts For Hikers You Can Find At REI

Looking for the perfect gift for the hiker in your life? The team at 52 Hike Challenge curated a list of our top 10 gifts for hikers of all ages and skill levels -- we even included a special treat for your pup! You can find all of these awesome items at your local REI.

Guess what?! We will be giving away each of these items in partnership with REI! Simply enter your info at the bottom of this page, then follow us on social to find out how you can gain extra entries!

Check out our Top 10 Hiking Gifts handpicked by your friends at 52 Hike Challenge now.

Review: Keen Targhee III MID Waterproof Hiking Boots

Review: Keen Targhee III MID Waterproof Hiking Boots

Today I'm reviewing my Keen Targhee III MID Waterproof Hiking Boots. Keen kindly sent these to me last year in preparation of my John Muir Trail th...

Gear Review: Stay Alive Hiker's Pack

Gear Review: Stay Alive Hiker's Pack

Safety is the word when you're out on the trail. Which is why you must always (yes, always) carry your 10 essentials. But knowing exactly what to get, or even remembering to pack all of them, can be a overwhelming for some. Check out our gear review of the Stay Alive Hiker's Pack.

Making Strides: 52 Hike Challenge In The Press & Our New Partnership With Camp California

Making Strides: 52 Hike Challenge In The Press & Our New Partnership With Camp California

We were humbled to see our name on Fox40 not too long ago, and we're so excited about our new partnership with Camp California! It's great to see that our hiking challenge is making a difference in the community. Read on to find trail recommendations from Camp California, and sign up for your 52 Hike Challenge 2020 now!

Using the Cairn App to Track Your 52 Hikes!

Using the Cairn App to Track Your 52 Hikes!

Our friends at Cairn created a video showing how you can track your 52 Hikes using their app. The app is cool because it has local trails, you can...

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...

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...

Gear Review: Aroma Coffee Maker by Linkind

Gear Review: Aroma Coffee Maker by Linkind

We all have that one “luxury” item we have to have with us when we’re on trail or camping. For some, it’s a nice chair. For others it’s a sweet tre...

Sawyer’s Clean Water Movement: How One Outdoor Retailer Is Giving Back In Big Ways

Sawyer’s Clean Water Movement: How One Outdoor Retailer Is Giving Back In Big Ways

Can you imagine your life without clean water?

Just for a moment, try to visualize what that would be like: your drinking water is infested with feces, showers are scarce if at all, and you’re probably really, really sick.

Not just sick with a cold. Sick with a fever. Vomiting. Chills. Headaches. Diarrhea. 

Can you imagine that life?

You probably can’t. Because it’s unimaginable. And because no one should ever have to live without access to clean water.

People shouldn’t have to risk their lives every time they take a drink. Children shouldn’t die from waterborne disease before their 5th birthday. 

And the United Nations agrees. In 2010, the organization deemed clean drinking water and sanitation to be essential human rights for all.

But illnesses due to poor water quality are still happening every day. And they're not going away. Not unless we do something… 

Rowdy Bars: The Prebiotic Protein Bar That Fuels Your Hiking Adventures

Rowdy Bars: The Prebiotic Protein Bar That Fuels Your Hiking Adventures

Are you packing trail food that keeps you energized and alert on your hikes? Find trail food that fuels you. Learn which hiking snacks are good for you, which ingredients to look for and why we love Rowdy Bars, the best prebiotic protein bar out there. Eat right on your next hike starting now.

Hiking Accessories 101

Hiking Accessories 101

Do you have the hiking accessories you need for all your 52 Hike Challenge adventures? Make the outdoors a priority in your life right now. Discover hiking essentials for sunny, rainy and buggy days on the trail. Find gear recommendations for all kinds of weather and trail conditions. Keep reading to gear up for your next hike now.