When Hiking Who Has the Right of Way?

With hundreds of parks available, there are many opportunities to go out hiking. That being said, there are many rules – spoken and unspoken – that every hiker should abide by. One of those unspoken rules is right of way. When hiking who has the right of way? When going uphill, you’ll have the right … Read more

Is Hiking a Sport? How Competition is Invading the Hobby

Whether you’re flipping through a newspaper or an online magazine, you may notice that hiking is one of those activities that editors can’t seem to decide on. Though most people claim that sports are classified as simply “physical activity,” others disagree and are insistent on making the category a little stricter than that. Thus, these … Read more

What Backpacking Teaches You: 18 Character Improvements

You learn more about yourself when challenged than when you aren’t. This is what backpacking teaches you over time, that you welcome the challenges and adapt to situations with a vibrant attitude! There are a great many things you learn about yourself when you are away from the civilization you have grown accustomed to. These … Read more