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Hiking and Backpacking

Incredible Survival of One Woman in the New Zealand Wilderness

A Czech citizen flagged down rescuers nearly a month after being left alone in extreme New Zealand winter wilderness conditions....
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These Badass Women Share What It's Really Like to Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

Let these badass women share just what it took for them — from climbing 14ers in training to digging deep during the climb to fi...
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The Best Foods for Hiking

When you are hiking, food and water should be one of the most important parts of your preparation, according to the National Park ...
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Hiking the Pinnacle in Hamburg, Pennsylvania

The Pinnacle is a moderately challenging mountain hike along 8.7 miles of trail near Hamburg, Pennsylvania, within the boundaries of Berks County Park. It contains one of the more popular segments of the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania. Elevation gain is about 870 feet, providing a good — but not too strenuous — workout for hikers.
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State Parks in Midland & Odessa, Texas

Midland and Odessa lie just 20 miles apart in the wind-spanked plains of west Texas' cattle country. While the topography aro...
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The Best Hiking Boots on the Market

First of all, you need to decide if want the boots for day or overnight use. Overnight backpacking boots need to be sturdier, stif...
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The Hiking Trails in Mount Baldy, California

At over 10,060 feet, Mount San Antonio in the Angeles National Forest (fs.usda.gov/angeles) -- better known as Mount Baldy due to its treeless peak -- is the highest point in Los Angeles County. For locals, it's also one of the best places to hike, as it provides panoramic and stunning views of the San Gabriel Mountains from its peak. Several of the hikes around and to Mount Baldy are challenging and strenuous, as you ascend a total of 4,600 feet to the peak.
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What Hiking Shoes to Wear in the Costa Rican Jungle

The best footwear for hiking in the jungles of Costa Rica is waterproof, sturdy, lightweight and protective against jagged rocks, ...
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25 Dream Fitness Vacations

Sure, a lounge chair on a warm, tranquil beach has its allure, but fit people don’t often enjoy sitting still for an entire vacation. With that in mind, here's a list from around the globe of some of the best active vacation destinations. Whether you’re into running, cycling, skiing, snowboarding, CrossFit, horseback riding, golf, yoga or something that calls for a bit more adrenaline pumping through your veins, you’ll find dream vacation ideas on the following slides.
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The Best Gear for All of Your Outdoor Adventures

Take a page from the Boy Scout handbook and always be prepared for your outdoor adventures. While some of the best experiences out in nature are those sans equipment -- just you and the great outdoors -- seasoned adventurers know that sometimes Mother Nature throws a wrench in your plans (like a freak rain storm in the middle of summer), so it’s best to plan ahead. Whether you intend to hike the Rockies, camp along the beach, backpack on the PCT or run trails at your local reservoir, you’ll find the best gear to help you do it in the following slides.
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