Why does Mount Washington take so many innocent lives? What is it that makes the 6,288′ climb not only a dangerous feat, but a deadly one. Although there’s not one clear answer … Continue Reading WHY MOUNT WASHINGTON KILLS
Hike Though it is not for the faint of heart, a hike up to Mount Washington’s summit is an incredible experience and is a popular activity for visitors year-round. There are … Continue Reading 3 Ways To Reach Mount Washington’s Summit
Effortless Adventure offers an easier way to create an exciting weekend getaway in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. I spoke with new business owner, Louis DeAngelis, about what Effortless Adventure has to offer the … Continue Reading An Interview With NH’s Effortless Adventure
It is important that people are fully aware of what dangers are involved when visiting the mountains. In many parts of the region, snow and ice are still major factors … Continue Reading Hike Safe: It’s Your Responsibility
Maintaining your hygiene is still important in the wilderness in order to fight off any infections and intestinal problems. However, your level of personal hygiene should never come at the … Continue Reading Trail Hygiene 101
Hiking shoes are a happy medium between light weight and durability that maintains support. The tread patterns that come with hiking shoes are somewhat similar to trail runners, but are much more durable. One disadvantage that comes with hiking shoes is the lack of ankle support due to the low cut design.
Navigation devices: You cannot rely solely on cellphones in the outdoors; especially not if you’re lost in the woods. Using apps with GPS navigation is super helpful, but it is … Continue Reading Trail Navigation 101
For a solid pair of what I like to call “hiking leggings,” my absolute favorite pair is from REI. They’re soft and comfortable, yet durable, thanks to the tough polyester/spandex blend.
Boil your water: Before you leave your house, boil the water you plan on taking with you. Then, store it in a bottle holder insulated with neoprene.
Invest in quality gear: Do some research on what gear you think will work best for you. It’s about trail and error. Some things ere going to work for some people that just won’t work for you.
Hypothermia is the potentially deadly drop in one’s body temperature. Typically a result of extended exposure in sub- freezing temperatures. It can be a potentially fatal condition. Hypothermia can strike during any season, even when temperatures are mild.
Put simply, your base layer is the layer of clothing that sits closest to your skin. They are designed to assist in moving any moisture away from your body, and evaporate from the fabric, also known as “wicking.”
Eat the right amount of calories, especially enough calories to burn off. Consume double the amount you normally would. Weight and space consumption: Choose lightweight items to carry. Repacking in a resealable baggy. Dehydrated meals.