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Outdoor First Aid Kit For Your Pets

Outdoor First Aid Kit For Your Pets

Are you packing everything you need in order to keep your pet safe while on the trail?

Two 52 Hike Challenge community members helped us create this blog on First Aid Kits for Hiking with Your Pet. Thank you Elyssa and Katharine (Katie) LaVacca, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, for sharing this information. 

"I am a veterinarian, working in New York, specializing in the care of domestic animals primarily dogs and cats. As more people are hitting the trails with their furry friends, I want to draw awareness to being prepared for yourself and also your pup, should an injury occur."
- Katie LaVacca, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Read this blog so you can step outside and safely enjoy a hike with your pet!

Happy Earth Month 2021! Here’s How You Can Celebrate Earth Day This Year

Happy Earth Month 2021! Here’s How You Can Celebrate Earth Day This Year

April is Earth Month, and Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd.

Now is the perfect time to think about how you can give back to our planet and celebrate Mother Earth.

We know the world still looks a little different this year, but that doesn't mean you can’t take part! You can practice Earth appreciation from home or while recreating responsibly.

This year, the theme for Earth Day 2021 is “Restore the Earth.”

In this blog, you will find ways to educate yourself and take action toward protecting our planet. Plus, you’ll also learn how to practice “Earthing” and get an opportunity to win some eco-minded products!

Keep reading to discover lots of unique ways to connect with Earth this year.

Influential Women In The Wilderness: 52 Hike Challenge Celebrates Women’s History Month

Influential Women In The Wilderness:  52 Hike Challenge Celebrates Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month!

To celebrate, we are highlighting some of the most influential women in the wilderness. 

Keep reading to learn about Female Founders, Thought Leaders, Community Builders, and Pioneers in the Outdoors.

Your Hiking Guide To Poison Ivy, Oak, & Sumac: How To Identify, Avoid, And Treat

Your Hiking Guide To Poison Ivy, Oak, & Sumac: How To Identify, Avoid, And Treat

"Leaves of three, let them be." Find out how to identify poison ivy, oak, and sumac. Learn what to do if you come into contact with a poisonous plant. Find the best products for an allergic reaction to poison ivy, oak, sumac and other outdoor itches.

Working Out Outside: 5 Reasons Outdoor Fitness Beats The Gym

Working Out Outside: 5 Reasons Outdoor Fitness Beats The Gym

Want to find a reliable workout that will bring you the same results as the gym? What about results that go beyond what you can achieve at the gym?

Enter the outdoors: your personal playground. This nature-made fitness center is devoid of doors and walls and full of wonder and adventure. 

The outdoors is your new, next-level exercise outlet, and it’s even better than the gym.

Read on to find out why you should cancel your gym membership and subscribe to the great outdoors.

How to Hike Smart and Recreate Responsibly During the Days of Covid-19

How to Hike Smart and Recreate Responsibly During the Days of Covid-19

Are you being a responsible hiker during your 52 Hike Challenge? And what does it mean to recreate responsibly while on-trail? Find out how to practice hiking etiquette. Discover the 7 Leave No Trace (LNT) Principles. Get hiking tips to stay safe during Covid-19, and more. Learn how to #RecreateResponsibly right now.

Backpacking Gear Must Haves: The Ten Essentials You Need If You Love The Outdoors

Backpacking Gear Must Haves:  The Ten Essentials You Need If You Love The Outdoors

If you love spending time in the great outdoors, then you need to know about the Ten Essentials. The Ten Essentials are the items you should bring with you on all your outdoor adventures. Whether you’re camping, hiking or backpacking, get ready to learn the must-haves for you to stay safe while on the trail or at camp.

Diversity In The Outdoors: BIPOC-Led Organizations & BIPOC Hikers Who Inspire Us

Diversity In The Outdoors: BIPOC-Led Organizations & BIPOC Hikers Who Inspire Us

The outdoors should be a safe, inclusive, and enjoyable place for everyone, regardless of the color of their skin.

At the 52 Hike Challenge, we are committed to promoting inclusivity in the outdoors and amplifying the voices of our BIPOC brothers and sisters. We are choosing to do this by spotlighting inspirational BIPOC-led outdoor communities and BIPOC hikers. Hear from each organization and individual in their own voices below.

Read on to find out who we're following and what they're doing to create positive change in the outdoor recreation space.

Moms Who Hike: How Hiking With Kids Can Strengthen Bonds

Moms Who Hike: How Hiking With Kids Can Strengthen Bonds

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you amazing #MomsWhoHike!

Thank you for choosing to share the trails with your kiddos. We know it’s not always easy, but the bonding time is always worth it. In fact, hiking with your kids can help strengthen your bond in many ways. In this special blog, we're celebrating some of the incredible mommas in our 52 Hike Challenge community.
Don't see your mom featured? Give her a shoutout in the comments!

11 Simple Ways You Can Celebrate Earth Day Even If You Can’t Go Hiking

11 Simple Ways You Can Celebrate Earth Day Even If You Can’t Go Hiking

Depending on where you live, your local trails might be closed this Earth Day.

And as disappointing as that may be, there are still some small things you can do to feel connected to nature and show your respects. 

Here are 11 things you can do to celebrate Earth Day, even if you can’t go hiking. #idratherbehiking 

The Dos And Don’ts of Hiking With Your Dog And Other Pets

The Dos And Don’ts of Hiking With Your Dog And Other Pets

Step into nature with your four-legged hiking buddy and enjoy all the benefits!

When you bring your dog, cat, goat, hedgehog, etc. on your hikes, it can be a very special and rewarding experience for both of you. It will be difficult to tell who loves it more — you or your pet!

Have you hiked with a pet before? Do you know the dos and don’ts of bringing pets on the trail?

In order for hiking with dogs and other pets to be enjoyable, it’s important for you to be informed. In this blog, you will learn how to hike with your pet responsibly. 

Keep yourself, your pet, and others safe by learning The Dos and Don'ts of Hiking With Pets right now.

Must See National Monuments To Add To Your Bucket List

Must See National Monuments To Add To Your Bucket List

You've heard of national parks, but have you explored any national monuments yet?

If not, you're missing out. Often, national monuments are less crowded than national parks, making for a more intimate experience with the special land. 

There are 128 national monuments in the United States alone.

Learn the significance of national monuments, find out why you need to explore them, and discover our top picks for national monuments you can hike in - they all count for your 52 Hike Challenge National Parks Series!