Spring Hiking Guide: Rain, Wildflowers, Mosquitoes & More
‘Tis the season for more sunshine and time spent outside. It’s also the season for more mud and mosquitoes. But that shouldn't hold you back from continuing your 52 Hike Challenge.
In this Spring Hiking Guide, we’ll equip you with all the tips, tools and resources you need for hiking during this season of greener grass and blooming wildflowers.
From gearing up for the rain to repelling pesty insects and enjoying wildflower blooms responsibly, we’ve got you covered.
Whether you’re taking 52 hikes throughout the year or you’re crushing the 52 Hike Challenge Spring Series, this information will be helpful for you to enjoy the outdoors throughout the season.
Get ready to learn about rain gear, wildflower etiquette, mosquito deterrents and more!
Training for Mount Whitney: Preparation, Permits, Safety & More
Is climbing Mount Whitney on your hiking bucket list?
As preliminary permits for Mount Whitney start to roll out, now is the perfect time to talk about how to prepare for conquering large peaks.
Get ready to discover:
- What makes Mount Whitney such a popular mountain to climb
- The process of scoring a permit to hike Mount Whitney
- How to plan, prepare and train for Mount Whitney
- When to turn around instead of hiking on
- Mount Whitney safety tips
Keep in mind climbing peaks takes time and determination — not just while you’re on the trail but well before you set out.
In this guide, we put together an in-depth formula for how you can train for a successful summit on Mount Whitney, plus a whole lot more.
Winter Hiking Guide: Your Guide To Cold Weather Hiking During The 52 Hike Challenge
The 52 Hike Challenge runs all year long, which means you will likely be hiking in cold, snowy conditions during your hiking challenge.
If winter hiking sounds a little daunting to you, you’re not alone. One of the most common questions we get asked is how to stay committed to 52 hikes during the winter season.
Well, good news: we’re here to tell you winter hiking is actually a lot of fun! As long as you’re well-prepared, you will love getting outdoors in the wintertime.
In this winter hiking guide, you will learn:
- How to stay safe, warm and dry during winter hikes
- What to wear while hiking in cold and snowy conditions
- Gear essentials and recommendations for winter hiking
- Wintertime snacks and nutrition while on-trail
- Educational resources for winter hiking
And so much more
Top Tips For Reserving Your Havasupai Permit
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.
Guest Blog: My Top 3 Bay Area Hikes By Jaclyn Sanguinetti
Use What You Have, Start Where You Are: Used Gear & Budget Friendly Options
Backpacking and Hiking Big Pine Lakes
Leave No Trace Ethics Explained: Principle 2: Stick to Trails and Camp Overnight Right
Women of Color in the Outdoors
Motivation Monday: Gratitude for the Sounds of Nature
Motivation Monday: Using Hiking to Deal with Divorce
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