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Follow These 14 Best Practices for Hiking

December 15, 2016

A good reminder for veterans and essential for newcomers, here are 14 best practices for hiking. 1. Don't assume that you'll have cell service Smartphones give us a false sense of security that a single call, app, or Google search will rescue us from any situation. Even though some hiking trails reside within urban city limits (e.g. Griffith Park in Los Angeles), spotty service is just as likely…

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Hiking for Beginners: How to Take the First Step

December 15, 2016

Don't be intimidated. Hiking isn't hard; it's just like walking, but a hell of a lot more fun. Anyone who can walk down the street can hike. In my 30+ years of hiking, I've seen a toddler thru-hiker and a guy with offroad wheels on his walker. I've seen a badass lady hiking up to Zion National Park's Scout's Landing with a cane. I've even seen a guy…

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26 Ways To Stop Being A Jerk When Hiking

September 22, 2016

The other day, I decided to climb Echo Mountain to Inspiration Point. Granted, this is one of the most popular hikes in the Los Angeles area, so I wasn't expecting pristine solitude. But even so, I was pretty shocked at the number of hikers displaying such blatant indifference to how they were acting. What began as two people running down straight at me as I was ascending the…

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