Over the Hill Hikers may be able to take advantage of our “maturity” with discounts on programming, services and products – like these free programs from Venture Outdoors located here in Pittsburgh. (For those of you not lucky enough to live in the Tri-State area, check you own local area and I bet you will […]
Red Rock Canyon Open Space. One of my favorite hiking spots in Colorado and as far as I’m concerned, one of the most beautiful places on earth. Every day of the week, there will be dozens and dozens of hikers at the park and on the weekends, it is hard to find a parking place […]
Dirty hiking shoes? What next?
Oh no. Those favorite hiking shoes. You looked everywhere for them, tried dozens and finally found The.Perfect.Hiking.Shoe. And then they start getting worn, muddy and well, tired. I know how painful it can be when you are trying to decide – to clean or throw away. I was just there in June after […]
“One foot in front of the other….”
“Just remember, one foot in front of the other, when you are really suffering at the end of the day, just remember, one foot in front of the other. Push through the pain.” Doug MacPhail. Doug, 65, has hiked the Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy Challenge event – roughly 35 some odd miles in one day […]
What’s in your pack?
On a shorter hike (5 miles or less), Paul and I usually just carry a bottle of water or two and maybe a small snack. On longer hikes, we bring more – usually the full hydration pack (which I think is a must for almost any hike over 5 miles), trail snacks (more about […]