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Hiking Fri Dec 15 2017 11:02:48 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Here are some of Blissful Hiking's favorite gear picks; it has not changed, I STILL love this stuff... :) The Evernew water bottle. Compatible with the Sawyer squeeze filter (see below which has blown out my Platypus and a substitution for the Sawyer
The National Park Service has extended the public comment periods for the proposed peak-season entrance fees at 17 national parks and revised fees for road-based commercial tours and will accept comments until December 22, 2017. If implemented, the i
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that the Clingmans Dome Observation Tower has been reopened to the public. The rehabilitation work has been suspended for the winter and is expected to resume this Spring. The remaining work is
This guest blog is from a mother who sent her daughter off an adventure along the Appalachian Trail. It serves as a wonderful reminder for women to achieve their hiking dream (and never let anyone tell you it can't be done)! A Mother's Pride bySylvia
The most popular tent on the PCT 2017 was the … Big AgnesFly Creek HV UL 2 Weighing a scant 1 lb. 15 oz., the Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL 2 tent maximizes floor space and headroom with steep … Continue reading →The most po
Great Smoky Mountains National Park invites visitors to join a park ranger for a guided hike on Friday, November 24 or a service opportunity on Saturday, November 25. Hikes will be offered near the Oconaluftee Visitor Center and Elkmont Campground, p
One of the things I love to do as a hiker advocate, educator, and ridgerunner is helping hikers eliminate unnecessary weight from their packs in what's called a pack shakedown. I had the opportunity to do this many times, and with good results. In on
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As part of its commitment to improve the visitor experience and ensure Americas national parks are protected in perpetuity, the National Park Service (NPS) is considering increases to fees at highly visited national parks during peak visitor seasons.
(This is reposted from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy web site. They are good reminders as we are now in the main hunting season. Be extra vigilant. I did a good portion of my southbound hike during hunting season, on the Tuscarora Trail and the A
Most in the hiking community hate what Donald Trump and his minions have done in Utah–shrinking the Bears Ears National Monument by 85%. But here’s some good news out of Utah. Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, plans to introduce legisla
This is a truly an amazing story. Todd Orr, an all-around outdoorsman from Bozeman, Montana, sat down with Jason Matzinger to discuss the sow grizzly bear that attacked him twice last fall. This guy was so incredibly calm and collected that he had th
Max Patch in NC Theres nothing better than a backpacking trip in the woods at the peak of leaf change. The air is crisp, the colors of the changing leaves brilliant, and the expectation is there for adventure and recreation. With that in mind, here a
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Before venturing into the Canadian Rockies this past September (see blog posts from the past two weeks), we stopped in Glacier National Park for a few days of hiking. Other than Yellowstone, it may have been the highest concentration of wildlife we'v
Fall is here and so too water can dry up - here are some reminders on what you can do when water is low on the trail - It has been very dry all along the Appalachians in the Eastern US, prompting lots of worry in hiking circles about water availabili
If you love protected wilderness, oppose Donald Trump and the GOP. The Patagonia and REI websites right now: pic.twitter.com/JW60ZgK9eH — Jimmy Tobias (@JamesCTobias) December 5, 2017 You React to @realDonaldTrump and @SecretaryZinkes #bear
Our Canadian Rockies series continues with our hike to Sentinel Pass:The hike to Sentinel Pass begins from Moraine Lake, which sits at the foot of the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Both the lake and the valley were featured on the reverse side of the Cana
(This is a series of blogs related to a thru hike of the Colorado Trail Durango to Denver, August 20-September 26, 2017) I am an eastern dweller at approx. 800 feet elevation. And I am going to spend day two of my hike heading northbound on the Color
It’s here. Mac’s annualresource compiled fromPacific Crest Trail hikers. 566 completed surveys(up 48% from last year) 57% Male, 42% Female AVERAGE AGE 34 USA 67.44%,Canada 6.98%,Germany 5.9% Essential reading if you are planning a
Our Canadian Rockies series continues with our hike to Parkers Ridge:This outstanding hike, which begins from the Icefields Parkway just south of the Icefield Center, ascends Parkers Ridge where youll enjoy dramatic views of the Saskatchewan Glacier.
A Change of Plans? Focus on the Positive By Dallas Gallmann After 4 long weeks I finally got my cast off and have gone into a walking boot for another 3 weeks before I start physical therapy. I set off on the trail last month in order to do some soul
Stingy Nomads did the hut-to-hut Outeniqua: The trail is well-balanced, easy to follow, doesnt require good fitness level or hiking experience. In fact anybody relatively fit can do this hike just choose your own pace and go. We were pleasantly &
Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials will open the Chimney Tops Trail to a newly developed observation point starting Friday, October 6, 2017. The entire trail has been closed to the public since the Chimney Tops 2 Fire event occurred in lat
This year I am embarking on a new long distance venture that will take me into high altitude for multiple days and away from the typical eastern US hiking trips I have enjoyed in the past. My plan is to hike the 486 mile Colorado Trail (CT) that exte
Guest post by Javier Vega: Here’s an iOS application specially design for tracking walks and hikes. LetsWalk allows you to track your daily steps, count calories and record your hikes. It also has social features so you share your hikes &am
Our Canadian Rockies series continues with our hike to Wenkchemna Pass:The hike to Wenkchemna Pass begins from Moraine Lake, which sits at the foot of the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Both the lake and the valley were featured on the reverse side of the
I did. Seeing those coolers, sitting by their lonesome, brimming with goodies just for a hard hiker like me. But things have changed. I have changed. Why? Because of this. Bear wrecks a thru hiker tent. 2017. And this. I have seen gear damaged and hi
My January 2016 Patagonia trip was cut short. Only a month. I’m planning to stay longer this time. Arriving Santiago January 20th. Planning to start in Mendoza. Head to Bariloche from there for hiking and cycling. I’m looking at p
Our Canadian Rockies series continues with our hike to Helen Lake and Dolomite Pass:This outstanding hike leads to a spectacular alpine meadow filled with wildflowers after the snowmelt, before visiting two lakes and a mountain pass that offers stunn
Okay, let's talk campfire lingo. Snap. Spark. Heat. Glow. Entertainment. S'mores. People-pleaser. Fires seem to be the mainstay of an evening sojourn in the woods. Done properly and with care, they can add to an evening. Who doesn't like to share tal
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Our Canadian Rockies series continues with our hike to Bow Glacier Falls:The hike to Bow Glacier Falls begins from the back side of the historic Num-Ti-Jah Lodge. From the lodge the trail leads around the northern shore of Bow Lake, before following
Reposting this after seeing an article about a hiker with failing organs due to sunstroke. Be careful out there, esp with the humidity also!! Its the height of summer and time for great hikes. But its also time that heat-related illness can affect yo
I grew up in Calgary. Had a summer home near Nelson, B.C. for 30 years … yet couldn’t recall anyGoat Range Provincial Park. Have you heard of it? It’s remote. Hiking This park has some rugged possibilites but few develop
Our Canadian Rockies series continues with our hike to the Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse:The hike to the Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse begins from Lake Louise and the world famous Chateau Lake Louise. The original cabin, which stood on the same sit
I photographed this bear in a tree in Great Smoky Mountains National Park And this bear up a tree in Shenandoah Bears can be a hot topic in the hiker forums. After the recent events where a bear tore up a hiker's tent at a hut in Shenandoah National
For the 3rd year in a row REI closed their doors on one of the biggest sales day of the year. #OptOutside I’m pleased to say I bought nothing on Black Friday. Buy Nothing Day AdvertisementsFor the 3rd year in a row REI closed their doors on
Our Canadian Rockies series continues with our trip to Lake O'Hara:Lake O'Hara was definitely one of the highlights of our trip - if not the top highlight. In order to keep the area surrounding the lake as pristine as possible, and to protect its fra
Blissful in the fog of PA before descending down to Palmerton I felt like tonight I should blog about rain, since many hikers out this year are going to encounter rain. And not just any rain, but sometimes major events or even tropical systems later
Deux Pas Vers L’Autre (2PVA) That translates asTwo Steps Towards Others. Marie and Nil: Excluding anymeans of transportation, during 530 days we will travel 10,600km through 17countries: Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia
Our Canadian Rockies series continues with our hike to Sulphur Skyline:The Sulphur Skyline hike is widely regarded as one of the best hikes in Jasper National Park. Unfortunately this was a very smoky day for us, so I cant confirm if thats actually t
Clever Hiker posted the best information on this classic hike we’ve yet seen. Located in the Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness of Utah and Arizona, this spectacular and unique hike winds through one of the deepest and longest slot canyons in the
Our Canadian Rockies series continues with our hike along the Iceline Trail: Hikers will have a couple of options with this hiking destination. You can do a 12-mile loop, which most people choose do in counter-clockwise direction. This option initial
It happens every year on the Appalachian Trail. Yet another trail provider has discontinued its use to hikers because of bad behavior. Some businesses like motels no longer offering discounts to hikers due to ill practices. Or others have simply clos
If I return to Big Bend National Park it will be to hike the Outer Mountain Loop. Backcountry permits are required for all overnight backpacking trips in the park and can be obtained at the Chisos Basin Visitor Center (or … Continue reading
As mentioned in my post yesterday, Kathy and I recently returned from an extended trip in the Canadian Rockies. During our visit we had an opportunity to explore three national parks: Banff, Jasper and Yoho. It likely goes without saying, but the Can
It's that time of year once more - when hikers head for the trails and disease follows. The chief complaint on the trail like the Appalachian Trail is the Norovirus, which seems to strike every hiking season. Noroviruses are found in the stool or vom