Hiking News Briefs

Don’t Get Stranded While Hiking This Winter

After the story of a man that went on a 4 day hike and was rescued after becoming stranded – suffering from hypothermia – some tips were offered by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department: Think through your travel plans carefully, and share all the details with family and friends Be familiar with (and carry) GPS, maps, Compass Bring plenty of ... Read More »

Hikes in Smoky Mountains: All Year Long

Hiking may not be quite as popular during the winter month’s as in spring and summer, but there is still lots of great hiking out there. Great Smoky Mountains National Park has hikes for all experience levels, with over 800 miles of trails available in the park. Choose between Chimney’s Top Trail, Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail, Caldwell Fork Trail, Alum ... Read More »

Winter Hiking Burns More!

Winter hiking is no walk in the park!  OK, well it CAN be a walk in the park but it isn’t as easy as it sounds – winter hiking is a WORKOUT! You can burn up to 50% more than walking in that same park in warm weather. Be sure to lose anything cotton, as it can get wet and ... Read More »

What Better Way To Start 2013 Than Hiking!

Many State Parks are sponsoring free, guided hikes on New Year’s Day. In Utah, Antelope Island is participating, with a moderate hike starting at Buffalo Point Loop, beginning at 1:30 pm. Coral Pink Sand Dunes will also participate, with a 2 mile hike on the History Hike Trail. Those living in other states should check to see if events will ... Read More »