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The 6 best headlamps of 2021, for hiking, camping, or doing housework

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Headlamps offer a hands-free way of hiking or camping at night, and can also be used around the house. The best headlamps should offer long battery life, fit comfortably, and have variable light modes. Our top pick, BioLite's Headlamp 330, is lightweight and comfortable, and has a sweat-wicking headband. A headlamp is one of the most important pieces of anyone's outdoor kit. Unlike an ordinary flashlight, which requires you to physically hold it in y...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Amazon, Outdoors, Camping, Hiking, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Backpacking, AAA, Strobe, Morse, Owen Burke, Ledlenser, Insider Picks


Abbott Ridge Trail in Glacier National Park BC

The Abbott Ridge Trail in British Columbia’s Glacier National Park (often confused with Montana’s national park that goes by the same name) is the must do hike in the park despite its length and significant elevation gain. After hiking the Hermit Trail in the park a few years ago, I had an inkling I’d be in for a treat. Abbott Ridge is named for Henry Abbott, a mountain and railway man who helped build the Canadian Pacific Railway. The Abbott Ridge hike in the rugged Columbia Mountains isn’t...
Tags: Travel, Montana, Hiking, Canada, John, British Columbia, Alberta, Alison, Rogers, Rockies, Revelstoke, Parks Canada, Donald, Don, Canadian Pacific Railway, Lane


Eiffel Lake Hike in Banff National Park

The Eiffel Lake hike in Banff National Park is one fantastic outing with only one downside – it’s hard to score a parking space at the Moraine Lake trailhead though fortunately there are ways to mitigate that described below. There is nothing difficult about the Eiffel Lake hike. There are no route-finding issues and the 11.2 km return distance and 400 m elevation gain are well within reach of any regular hiker.  Despite the fact this is what I would call a moderate hike, I did it with Joel Ha...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Canada, North America, Alberta, Banff, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Parks Canada, Banff Lake Louise, Joel, Yoho National Park, Valley, Louise, Trans Canada Highway, Moraine Lake


Piper Pass Hike – A Gorgeous Trail in Kananaskis

The Piper Pass hike in Kananaskis Country’s Elbow-Sheep Wildland Provincial Park is fantastic. It exceeded all expectations in that it was easier and more beautiful than I thought it would be – and it was devoid of people. It’s one of a number of hikes you can do from the Elbow Pass Day-Use area and I think it’s the prettiest of the lot. You can do it as a long day hike from Highway 40 – or as a shorter day hike from the Tombstone Campground which is what we did as part of a multi-night stay. ...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Time, John, Alberta, Piper, Don, Trans Canada Highway, Elbow River, Kananaskis, Kananaskis Country, Highwood Pass, Kananaskis Trail, Kananaskis Country Click, Tombstone Campground, Kananaskis Country The Headwall Lakes Hike


Piper Pass Hike – A Pretty Trail in Kananaskis

The Piper Pass hike in Kananaskis Country’s Elbow-Sheep Wildland Provincial Park is fantastic. It exceeded all expectations in that it was easier and more beautiful than I thought it would be – and it was devoid of people. It’s one of a number of hikes you can do from the Elbow Pass Day-Use area and I think it’s the prettiest of the lot. You can do it as a long day hike from Highway 40 – or as a shorter day hike from the Tombstone Campground which is what we did as part of a multi-night stay. ...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Time, John, Alberta, Piper, Don, Trans Canada Highway, Elbow River, Kananaskis, Kananaskis Country, Highwood Pass, Kananaskis Trail, Kananaskis Country Click, Tombstone Campground, Kananaskis Country The Headwall Lakes Hike


Tombstone Lakes Hike & Camping Trip in Kananaskis

Alberta’s Kananaskis Country offers an incredible diversity of hiking experiences that are almost on par with what you’ll find in the Rocky Mountain national parks – specifically Banff, Jasper, Yoho, and Kootenay. Many  of the trails are busier than they used to be – probably because so many people have discovered the joys of hiking thanks to COVID. But you can still lose the masses if you choose a hike that’s a little longer. The Tombstone Lakes hike in Elbow-Sheep Wildland Provincial Park is j...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Time, British Columbia, Alberta, Piper, Rocky Mountain, Kathy, Elbow Lake, Trans Canada Highway, Elbow River, Kananaskis, Kananaskis Country, Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Craig Copeland, Highway 40


The 6 best hydration packs of 2021 for day hikes, long-distance runs, and other outdoor activities

It's crucial to stay hydrated while exercising, particularly in the heat. Hydration packs make it easy and comfortable to carry liters of water on a run, hike, or bike ride. Our top pick, Osprey's Skarab 18 is comfortable for running or hiking and holds 2L of water as well as essentials. You know it's important to stay hydrated on a hike, run, bike ride, or literally any adventure that involves some amount of exercising. But carrying a water bottle and having to constantly stop to ...
Tags: Reviews, Outdoors, Hiking, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Running, Travel Guides, Gregory, Gelindo, CamelBak, Salomon, Osprey, Hydration, Duthie, Inertia


The 7 best women's hiking pants, leggings, and shorts for day hikes and backpacking trips

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Well-designed hiking pants and shorts keep you protected against the elements, cool, and dry. The best hiking pants and shorts are breathable, stretchy, and handle dirt and sweat. Our top pick, the Columbia Saturday Trail Pant, is durable and versatile with zip-off legs. If you're headed out for an easy day hike, throw on a pair of hiking boots and whatever shorts or leggings you have lying around and just get out there. But if you're off on a technica...
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West Wind Pass Hike – Kananaskis Country

If you’re looking for an excellent mountain hike close to Canmore that doesn’t take all day, consider the easy but steep hike to West Wind Pass. Considering the return distance is just 4.2 km and you gain only 378 m, most people will be able to knock the full hike off in 1.5 – 2.5 hours. It’s a great alternative to the nearby, busier Ha Ling Peak . The other bonus with the West Wind Pass hike is the fact you can make it into a longer day hike by continuing to Windtower. Keep in mind though, t...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Canada, Alberta, Don, Alpine Club, Canmore, Canmore Nordic Centre, Kananaskis Country, Smith Dorrien Road, Rockies Trail, Kananaskis Village, Canmore Click, Bison Inn, West Wind Pass, Bow Valley Provincial Park


I went on a 3-day camping and hiking trip led by REI's travel company - here's why I recommend REI Adventures to anyone

Through REI's travel company REI Adventures, I camped and hiked with a small group of outdoors lovers and guides at Pinnacles National Park in California. Connie Chen/Business Insider REI doesn't just sell outdoor gear - it also offers excursions across the world via its travel company, REI Adventures. REI Adventures has more than 250 guided trips for a variety of activity levels, durations, and activities. I attended a trip to Pinnacles National Park and was impressed with the ...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Outdoors, Camping, California, Adventure, Hiking, Trends, Features, Everest, Antarctica, Costa Rica, Inca Trail, Rei, Pinnacles, Pinnacles National Park


Ribbon Falls Hike in Kananaskis Country

If you love a good waterfall hike, then put the Ribbon Falls hike in Kananaskis Country on your must do list. John and I chose to do it in late May – as many of Alberta’s mountain hikes are still snowbound. It was a great choice from a couple of perspectives.  First, it’s a good warm-up to get in shape for harder hikes with more elevation gain. All told its about a 20.8 km return hike with 447 m elevation gain – if you go about 10 minutes beyond the falls. I found the signage on the trails didn’...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Hiking, John, Nice, Alberta, Thomas, Kidd, Mila, Kananaskis, Kananaskis Country, Buller Pass, Ribbon Creek, Alberta Parks, Ribbon Lake, Ribbon Creek Road


Scenic Hikes & Scrumptious Pizza Near Harrisonburg, VA; an Appalachian Trail Community

Perfectly located between Shenandoah National Park and George Washington National Forest, there’s a hiking trail for every adventurer in Harrisonburg, Va. You can warm up in one of Harrisonburg’s parks such as: Riven Rock Park, where you’ll find a scenic spot beside the Dry River with picnic sites, natural surface trails, and plenty of room […] The post Scenic Hikes & Scrumptious Pizza Near Harrisonburg, VA; an Appalachian Trail Community appeared first on Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
Tags: Hiking, Sport, Cycling, Harrisonburg, Harrisonburg Va, Shenandoah National Park, George Washington National Forest, Sponsored Content, Scrumptious Pizza Near Harrisonburg VA, Appalachian Trail Community, Riven Rock Park


Easy Kananaskis Hikes Everyone Will Love

We are lucky in Alberta to have such a wide range of hiking opportunities available to us in Kananaskis Country. While the area that makes up Kananaskis Country is huge – covering a swath of land from the Sheep River Valley to parts of the Ghost Valley Wilderness, the Highwood Pass area, Bragg Creek and Highway 40 – Smith-Dorrien Road. The focus of this post is on easy Kananaskis hikes in Peter Lougheed, Bow Valley, Bow Valley Wildland , Spray Valley and Elbow Sheep Wildland Provincial Pa...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, John, Alberta, Don, Canmore, Trans Canada, Woody, Elbow Lake, Trans Canada Highway, Kananaskis, Grassi, Lower Lake, Bill Allen, Canmore Nordic Centre, Kananaskis Country


Raspberry Ridge Hike in Alberta

I have enjoyed exploring areas in Alberta this spring that are new to me – and as it turns out less well known and therefore less busy for hiking. As much as I love the workout and the views up Ha Ling Peak for instance, I prefer trails with far fewer people. Near the Highwood Junction area, there are a good handful of hikes that are all ideal in spring and fall when the mountains are still too snow-covered to safely ascend – at least for most people. The Raspberry Ridge hike is my latest hi...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Canada, Nice, Alberta, Don, Burke, Longview, Highwood, Highwood Pass, Highwood Junction, Crowsnest Pass, Banff National Park Click, Raspberry Ridge, Plateau Mountain, Chain Lakes Reservoir


The 5 best backpacking stoves that are lightweight, fuel-efficient, and powerful enough to cook food fast

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Backpacking stoves are vital for preparing hot meals and coffee, no matter how far in the backcountry you are. The best are fuel-efficient, lightweight enough to fit in your backpack, and reliable in inclement weather. Our top pick, MSR's WindBurner, is fast, powerful, and efficient, and weighs less than 3 ounces. There are few things as refreshing as enjoying a hot meal at your campsite following a long day of hiking. Energy bars and trail mix do well to...
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Bringing Tea on a Hiking Adventure

There is a rather unorthodox thing that you can bring for your hike: It's tea! The post Bringing Tea on a Hiking Adventure appeared first on T Ching.
Tags: Tea, Hiking, Health & Well-Being, Hiking with Tea, Outdoor Tea, Tea Outdoors


Top Ten Places to Hike in Virginia

With numerous spots to visit and trails to hit in Virginia, the possibilities for adventure can be overwhelming. Here is a list of some of the most memorable places to hike where there’s a high chance for stoke and absolute thrill with the views, wildlife, and natural landscapes riddled throughout these hikes. Patrick County Trails […] The post Top Ten Places to Hike in Virginia appeared first on Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
Tags: Virginia, Hiking, Sport, Cycling, Go Outside, Patrick County Trails


Hiker Rescued After Having Mini-Stroke While On Remote Placer County Trail

FORESTHILL (CBS13) — A man is crediting his father and first responders for saving his life after he had a mini-stroke while hiking near Foresthill last month. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says, back on April 24, 26-year-old Brian Lee and his father were out on their first backpacking trip along a remote part of the Bake Oven Trail when he started feeling ill. In minutes, Brian said he went from feeling tingly to his speech becoming slurred. Once he lost his ability to speak, Brian’s fa...
Tags: News, Hiking, Local, Syndicated Local, California Highway Patrol, Brian, Placer County, Brian Lee, Foresthill, Placer County Sheriff 's Office, Foresthill News, Placer County Trail, Bake Oven Trail


The 8 best women's hiking backpacks for overnights, long trips, and ultralight adventures

The right backpack can change if your trek is comfortable, or exhausting and frustrating. Your backpack should be the right size for your trip length and right shape and size for your body. Our top pick, Mammut's Trea Spine 50L, is well-designed for female curves, durable, and comfortable. If you're headed out on a backpacking trip, a comfortable, well-designed backpack will make or break how happy you are on the adventure. You need it to be big enough to fit everything you're bring...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Outdoors, Utah, Fitness, Hiking, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Backpacking, Vermont, Griffin, Gregory, Fairview, Long Trail, Salomon


Outdoor School Was Released TODAY!

We partnered with Macmillan as a Super Influencer to show you all about their newest program – Outdoor School! This series offers pocket-sized, waterproof guidebooks full of quick tips, as well as extensive and interactive journals and sticker books — all of which can serve as critical tools for hands-on learning that couldn’t have come at a better time!  America’s children are caught in one of the largest mass migrations in recent history: the movement indoors and online. According to ...
Tags: Amazon, Outdoors, Fashion, Camping, Education, Hiking, America, Back To School, Macmillan, Homeschooling, Family Activities, Homeschool, Family Camping, Outdoor School, Family Fun, Homeschool Curriculum


Lost in Jeffrey’s Hell

Two Hikers Try Not to Repeat History in the Tennessee Wilderness Legend has it that sometime prior to 1925, when fire engulfed a large portion of what is presently the Citico section of the Cherokee National Forest, a hunter named Ebenezer Jeffrey disappeared while chasing his dogs. It is rumored Jeffrey’s final remarks to fellow […] The post Lost in Jeffrey’s Hell appeared first on Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
Tags: Hiking, Sport, Magazine, Cycling, Tennessee, JEFFREY, Cherokee National Forest, April 2021, Ebenezer Jeffrey


Mount Burke Hike in Kananaskis Country

I think many of us get into a routine when it comes to going to the mountains. For me that means heading to either Banff National Park, Kananaskis Country south of Highway 40 or the Bragg Creek area. However, I have been on the lookout for a new early season mountain hike and discovered Mount Burke – thanks once again to @mcc617 (Don McCready) on Instagram. He posted a photo on March 19th along the ridge to Mount Burke and I was instantly hooked. Fast forward to an unseasonably warm, windless ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Hiking, Alberta, Calgary, Don, Burke, Mila, Longview, Kananaskis, Kananaskis Country, Bragg Creek, Highwood Pass, Foran Grade, Fire Lookout, Mount Burke Hike


The 6 best hydration packs for day hikes, long-distance runs, and other outdoor activities

It's crucial to stay hydrated while exercising, particularly in the heat. Hydration packs make it easy and comfortable to carry liters of water on a run, hike, or bike ride. The Osprey Skarab 18 hydration pack is comfortable and holds 2L of water plus all your hiking essentials. You know it's important to stay hydrated on a hike, run, bike ride, or literally any adventure in exercising. But carrying a water bottle or and having to constantly stop to pull it out of your pack gets old qu...
Tags: Reviews, Outdoors, Hiking, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Running, Travel Guides, Gregory, Gelindo, CamelBak, Salomon, Osprey, Hydration, Duthie, Inertia


Foran Grade and Windy Point Hike

The Foran Grade and Windy Point hike is a great choice for anyone who lives in the Calgary area and is eager for a hike that delivers great mountain views starting early in the season. I wouldn’t do this hike in the summer when there are more interesting choices, but I’d come back again in the fall to catch the vibrant colours. The effort to reward ratio on this hike is high. The Foran Grade trail hooks up with many other trails at well-signed intersections, so there are many days worth of hik...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, John, Alberta, Calgary, Rosie, Longview, Sheep River, Kananaskis Country, Turner Valley, Highwood Pass, Foran Grade, Sheep River Valley, Sheep River Road, Sandy McNab


Go Long Range

Steep climbs and stunning spring views are all part of the experience on these four Blue Ridge backpacking treks, which will take you along the most scenic ridge lines of the Southeast.  Black Mountain Crest Trail, North Carolina Difficulty: StrenuousLength: 11.3 miles one wayTrail type: Out-and-back or shuttle Located along the ridgeline of the Black Mountains, […] The post Go Long Range appeared first on Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
Tags: Hiking, Sport, Magazine, Cycling, Go Outside, Black Mountains, April 2021


Horton Hill Hike in Kananaskis Country

The Horton Hill hike, just an hour’s drive from Calgary in Kananaskis Country isn’t going to be the kind of hike most people are looking for. There is no trailhead, signage, or even a formal trail, though there is the odd piece of fluorescent flagging tape around. But it is surprisingly easy to find your way to the top, if you have any sense of direction and you just head up. Horton Hill is the forested hill located behind the Tim Horton Children’s Ranch. There used to be a trail from the ranc...
Tags: Travel, Google, Hiking, Alberta, Calgary, Douglas, Tim Horton, Trans Canada Highway, Kananaskis, Kananaskis Country, Gillean Daffern, Barrier Lake, Trans Canada Highway Highway, Kananaskis Trail Hikes, Alberta Three Lakes Valley, Baldy Pass


The Horton Hill Hike in Alberta’s Kananaskis Country

The Horton Hill hike, just an hour’s drive from Calgary in Kananaskis Country isn’t going to be the kind of hike most people are looking for. There is no trailhead, signage, or even a formal trail, though there is the odd piece of fluorescent flagging tape around. But it is surprisingly easy to find your way to the top, if you have any sense of direction and you just head up. Horton Hill is the forested hill located behind the Tim Horton Children’s Ranch. There used to be a trail from the ranc...
Tags: Travel, Google, Hiking, Alberta, Calgary, Douglas, Tim Horton, Trans Canada Highway, Kananaskis, Kananaskis Country, Gillean Daffern, Barrier Lake, Trans Canada Highway Highway, Kananaskis Trail Hikes, Alberta Three Lakes Valley, Baldy Pass


The Best Travel-Friendly Laundry Detergent Options

Keeping your clothes clean can be an issue when traveling. If you want to avoid bearing the weight of dirty, smelly clothes while on the road, it is best that you are prepared with the right travel-friendly laundry items in case laundromats are far and few in your destination. Here are some of our top laundry detergent sheet choices. Top Questions Is handwashing a practical idea? How do you handwash clothing pieces in the sink or bath tub? Where can I dry my clothes? ...
Tags: Hiking, Clothing, Laundry, Aviation, Tsa, Laundry Detergent, Short Travels, Long Travels, Travelon Laundry Soap Sheets, WashEZE Laundry Detergent, Breezeo Laundry Detergent Strips Handy


Our Own Adventure

Exploring Local Creeks, First-Time Campouts, Long-Distance Treks, and Trail Maintenance—Four Families Share How They Go Outside and Play Together in the Midst of the Pandemic Looking out at the rise and fall of the mountains and valleys from Roan Mountain, Cliford Mervil heard his nephews say that “watching the sunrise was way better than playing […] The post Our Own Adventure appeared first on Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
Tags: Camping, Hiking, Environment, Sport, Features, Magazine, Cycling, Go Outside, April 2021, Roan Mountain Cliford Mervil


The 6 best hiking socks, for backpacking trips, day hikes, or everyday wear

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Hiking socks are an important piece of outdoor gear, able to keep you comfortable and supported on any hike. The best improve the comfort of your hiking boots, keep you cool in hot weather, and are built for durability. Our top pick, Darn Tough's Hiker Boot Socks, is highly comfortable and has a snug yet flexible fit. When I was sixteen, I spent three weeks trekking across much of northern Spain. It was a formative experience that cemented a lifelong love...
Tags: Reviews, Hiking, Trends, Spain, Features, Buying Guide, Backpacking, Socks, Don, Fox River, Smartwool, Primaloft, Outdoor Apparel, Bombas, Swiftwick, Rick Stella