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.
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.
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…
Let’s Talk About Hiking Clothing Essentials for Both Men and Women.
From moisture-wicking undergarments to insulated outer layers, get ready to learn what you should wear (and what not to wear) to keep you safe and comfortable during all your hikes. All recommendations are thoughtfully provided by 52 Hike Challenge co-founder Karla Amador. Read on to find the best hiking clothing now.