Tagged: hike

Ten Essentials

Ten Essential Systems for Camping and Hiking

You may not realize that you need to have these things with you while you’re hiking until something happens… Be sure to carry The Mountaineer’s newest list of essential systems on your next outdoor...

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Acadia National Park: Flying Mountain

Come on, let’s do another hike! Yes, I was in all likelihood delirious. I had been awake since 2:00AM, hiked Cadillac Mountain, toured the Park Loop Road, and was now trying to convince Jayne...

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Devil’s Den Nature Preserve

Don’t let the name fool you, Devil’s Den is a beautiful Nature Preserve located in Weston & Redding, Connecticut. At 1,756 acres, including 20 miles of trails, Devil’s Den is the largest continuous property...

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Mt. Cardigan, New Hampshire

“Look at all of the kids!” I couldn’t believe my eyes when we passed what had to be an entire class of elementary school kids coming down Mt. Cardigan. “How awesome would it have...

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Ashley’s Grand Canyon Adventure

Although goodbyes are often hard as friends slowly start moving away and settling down, more recently I’m seeing this as an opportunity to visit new places. A few months back a friend of mine...

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Picking up after your dog on the trail

There aren’t many things worse then being on a trail run and stepping in dog poop. Right up there on the list is seeing poop bags off to the side, littering the trails. Just...

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Make-A-Wish Challenge Looking for Hike Leaders

Make-A-Wish Connecticut is looking for Hike Leaders for their first ever Trailblaze Challenge Seeking experienced hikers/endurance athletes that understand equipment, knowledge of local hiking trails, importance of hydration and preparation for long hikes, and...

Stony Creek Quarry

Thule Stir 20L

Product: Thule Stir 20L Pack Best Uses: Day hiking Bike Commuting Why I like it: Thule has been known for years for their world class car rack systems. Last year they dipped their toes...