is the hiking information you need to decide if it is right for you, and
to make it more interesting, enjoyable, and safe.
Is hiking right for you? The introductory articles in the first
section will help you decide.
Already a hiker or know you want to be? The second section contains
articles and hiking information on topics of interest to hikers of all
skill levels from the causal day hiker to the long distance ultralight
The gear section of the web site focuses
primarily on equipment, clothes, and materials for the more serious hiker,
especial for those hikers interested in backpacking or overnight hikes.
Introduction - What hiking is all about
Why Go - Investigate the benefits of hiking
How To Hike - Learning what you need
to know to enjoy hiking
Hiking Ethics - Behaving in the wilderness
so we can all enjoy it
Pets in the Wilderness - Being responsible for
Information to help make your hiking more enjoyable
Hiking Seasons - A gear rating system based
on expected condition
What Is It? – An introduction
Why Go? – The benefits of
Gear Loads – Ultra-light, light,
typical, & heavy
Gear Types – Organizing your
gear by function
Pack Weight – Looking
at the load you are carrying
Going Lightweight – The advantages
in lightening up
Weekend Hikes – Taking
short backpacking trips
Lightning - Learn how
to cope with lightning when caught in a storm.
Chiggers - Those little critters
that you don't see, but that make you ich when they bite.
Mosquitoes - The blood suckers
Links to Other Web Sites
Hiking - Web links to other hiking
Hiking Areas - Web links to hiking areas
around the world.
Hiking Clubs - Web links to
Related Activities - Links to sites
about activities related to hiking, backpacking, camping, and the
Related Information - Links to
sites with information useful to hikers.
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