Gear & Resources

Take the 5 R’s of sustainability to the trail.

1) Rethink your consumption. In the long haul, higher quality, more expensive gear will last longer, perform better and leave a smaller footprint than cheaply made items that get thrown away sooner. 2) Reduce waste by consuming less.  Even small shifts in your buying behavior make a difference over time. At the grocery store, opt…

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Hiking to the Solar Eclipse

Imagine a morning hike for a purpose, for a reason you’ve never hiked before. You start out early, the crisp air an energy shot from nature. Perhaps the birds are acting a little different today, and you sense a buzz of something you can’t quite explain. The calendar says August 21, 2017. This is the…

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Summer Safety Series

In many places across the country, summer is a great time for hiking.  With kids out of school, people taking vacation, and days lasting longer, more and more people are hitting the trails – both seasoned veterans and newcomers.   Whether you’ve been hiking your entire life or you’re just starting out, there are certain…

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Do This. Always Do This.

Have you read the incredible story of Aron Ralston – the man who was trapped in a slot canyon in Utah and only escaped after cutting off his own hand? Though a hero for his bravery, Ralston is a lesson of what NOT to do on a hike. He came to realize – too late…

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Hiking with Dogs

Click here for a printer-friendly PDF A dog can be a built-in companion for outdoor adventures, and is always ready, willing, and eager to hit the trail. Hiking with dogs provides health benefits to both the pets and the owners, as well as deepening their bond through shared experiences. Need more information to get started?…

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Gear for Hiking with a Dog

Do you enjoy hiking with a furry friend? Have you thought about the special kinds of gear you’ll need for hiking with a dog? As a well-prepared hiker, you wouldn’t consider hitting the trail without items that will keep you safe and comfortable. If you’re not sure what to bring, check out our 10 Essentials…

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All About Trails

Economic Benefits of Trails How to Save Trails Starting a Hiking Club Health Benefits Threats to Trails

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