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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.

Top 5 Mental Health Benefits of Hiking & How To Practice Mindfulness On The Trail

Top 5 Mental Health Benefits of Hiking & How To Practice Mindfulness On The Trail

Do you want to feel less stressed, more focused, and even happier in your everyday life? Take a hike. Literally. Hiking is scientifically proven to positively impact your mental health. Discover the healing power of hiking. Learn the top 5 mental health benefits of hiking 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.

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.

Use What You Have, Start Where You Are: Used Gear & Budget Friendly Options

Use What You Have, Start Where You Are: Used Gear & Budget Friendly Options

In this guest blog by Ava Larsen, you will hear a first-hand account about how one nature lover started her hiking journey. Learn the benefits of sourcing affordable hiking gear. Read more to get motivated for your 52 Hike Challenge right now.

It's The Journey

It's The Journey

In this 52 Hike Challenge guest blog by Ola Mikail, you will hear about a real life account of how to manage summit fever and reach the summit safely. Push yourself but know your limits. And always look out for other hikers in need. Read on to get inspired by Ola's climb to the top of San Gorgonio right now.