It’s a lot easier to read terrain from a topographic map than you might think, and you don’t need heavy math or science knowledge to understand it. It’s a lot more about artistically visualizing the terrain by understanding contour lines, colors, and shading and how they fit together to visualize the land. Topographic maps represent … More A Guide to Understanding a Topographic Map
If you enjoy hiking in your spare time, you will know that blisters can be an uncomfortable and frustrating side effect, especially for beginners. There are three conditions that are needed for a blister to form: heat, friction and moisture. If any one of these factors is missing, you will not get a blister. Here … More How To Avoid Hiking Blisters
Now that things have finally started warming up, festival season has begun. Whether you are into bluegrass or EDM, these gorgeous mountains we call home won’t leave you with a lackluster summer. Here are a few of the best music festivals to check out this Summer. ROMP Festival / Owensboro, KY / June 26-29, 2019 … More Ten Amazing Music and Adventure Festivals in the Blue Ridge
Keeping a chair handy is like having a pocket knife—you never know how much you need it until you have it.
We know what you’re thinking, “Have a chair handy? Why would I need a chair handy?” Well, friend, these are questions that we’re here to answer. Let’s break down a couple of scenarios together. … More Phone, Keys, Wallet, Chair
If you enjoy hiking, you understand the importance of preserving nature. We want to protect everything that the great outdoors has to offer. By preserving nature, we are protecting it for ourselves, for future visitors, and for the creatures that make their home there. While we all believe in using an environmentally-friendly approach, here are … More The Best Ways To Preserve Nature While Hiking
Heading to camp over the summer is a great time to make lasting memories and explore the world around you. Backpacking through the woods, telling tall tales around the campfire, or whispering stories with your bunk-mate until the wee hours of the morning are make for the perfect summer camp. Camp life enriches the lives … More Heading to Camp with Crazy Creek
Guest post by Joel Syder It’s easy to see why hiking is such a popular activity for people of all generations around the world. Whether you’re discovering a desolate beach or a dominating mountain range and everything in between, there’s no denying the world is a beautiful place.
To Defeat the Dreaded Rush by: Makayla Hobbs Endless heaps of homework, a messy apartment, and complete inner ‘frazzledment’— I simply had to get off campus. I love college and my job, but there is a dark, disastrous impatience that I frequently catch when I forget to make space to experience nature. I call this … More The Perfect Escape to Nature
From Zion to Bryce to Arches National Park, Utah has so many options when it comes to exploring new lands. Whether you love mountain biking, climbing or backpacking, Utah has something for everyone in this vast and changing landscape.
Arkansas is one of the best places to discover the great outdoors. You may have seen an ad or two from Arkansas Parks and Tourism, or you may have heard of one of the three national forests we have, or you may have heard of America’s first national park – Hot Springs National Park – but have you experienced it yourself? … More The Top 5 Places to See in Arkansas