Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

The Quest to Ban the Best Raincoats in the World - Heatmap News

Why Patagonia, REI, and just about every other gear retailer are going PFAS-free.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

51 Must-Visit National Park Properties Across America

From Acadia to Zion, these are the best U.S. national park properties in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C.monument within driving distance.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

8 Natural Ways to Repel Insects Without Bug Spray

You don’t need a can full of DEET to keep ticks and mosquitoes at bay in a survival situation.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

AllTrails Shows You the Best Biking and Hiking Trail Maps Around the World

AllTrails's database of hiking and biking trails makes exploring the great outdoors feel much less intimidating.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

How to Survive for Three Days in the Wilderness

This 72-hour plan will buy you enough time to wait for search and rescue to arrive.

Sports | Sports

So You Want to Get in Hiking Shape

Getting back into the swing of things isn’t as hard as you think

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

COVID quarantines us, but doesn't stop us - Workplace Coach Blog

COVID quarantines us but doesn't stop us.

News | News

LA Hiking Trails Are Open Again, Don't Mess It Up

They could be shut down if people don't follow safety protocols.

News | News

Steve Kramer - Hiking Through History - Gilboa

Steve Kramer – Hiking Through History – Gilboa When David heard the news of Kind Saul’s death, David wept bitterly. He had lost his king and his great friend, Saul’s son Jonathan. David cursed the mountains of Gilboa in the Lament of the B

Travel | Travel

Angels Landing: A Guide to Zion's Daredevil Hike - Intrepid Scout

Few hikes can hold a candle to Zion's daring Angels Landing. Here's how to ace the daredevil Angels Landing Hike and get rewarded with the most spectacular views.

News | Animal Links

Some interesting info on biodiversity and why it matters to humans

Biodiversity is all the different kinds of life you’ll find in one area -- the variety of animals, plants, fungi, and even microorganisms like bacteria that make up our natural world.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

Why Do Mosquitos Bite Some People More Than Others?

Blood type, metabolism, exercise, shirt color and even drinking beer can make individuals especially delicious to mosquitoes

News | News Items

Alaska Over a Century: From Natural Wonders to Government Plunder

Retracing a famous environmentalist's journey almost 120 years ago, an author discovers a very different Alaska.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

The Hiker’s Guide to Leaving No Trace . . . and in One Piece | NRDC

How to be responsible, pee responsibly, and handle animal encounters when you’re out in the wild, communing with nature.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Tick Season Facts: How to Prevent Parasite-Borne Diseases

Most of the bites that lead to disease come in the spring and summer seasons, and more people are moving to tick territory.

Health & Fitness | Health News

8 Ways to Outsmart Poison Ivy

Dr. Stephen Sinatra offers health advice and an extensive line of heart healthy vitamins and supplements tailored for people with cardiovascular concerns.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

'Are you looking for me?' Suburban Chicago hiker tells how she survived Montana wilderness - Chicago Tribune

While many might panic or lose hope after days lost in Montana's wilderness, Madeline Connelly in a Chicago Tribune interview said she often felt at peace.

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

5 Best Haunted Hiking Trails

Here are the five best haunted hikes in Southern California – for ghost hunters and skeptics alike. Take only photos, and leave only footprints, so the spirits stay wherever they may dwell.

Advice & Self-Help | Tips for life

Checklist for a safe hike

After a few deaths on Arizona hiking trails this summer, the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board met last week to discuss whether to close the city’s hiking trails in extreme heat. The proposal was rejected after opposition from hikers, although the

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

You’d never believe this serene hike is just outside DTLA

This centrally located Mt. Washington walk is freeway close and just minutes from downtown Los Angeles. But it gets off the beaten path quickly and offers serenity, silence and solitude.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

L.A.'s Historic Hiking Destinations | KCET

There are plenty of Los Angeles hikes for those that enjoy a bit of beautiful decay.

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

You can now hike 67 miles through the Santa Monica Mountains uninterrupted

For more than 50 years, Southern Californians have dreamed of following an uninterrupted trail among the sycamore canyons and sandstone peaks of the Santa Monica Mountains.

Travel | Travel

15 Amazing Things Made Possible by Getting Lost

Don’t freak out if you’ve lost your way. Incredible things can happen when you wander off the (literal or metaphoric) beaten path. Below are just a few ways humankind has benefited from someone getting lost—plus, a few things to think about if you find yourself off course.

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

Great Hikes: The Murphy Ranch Trail | Hiking | SoCal Wanderer | KCET

Explore the ruins of the Pacific Palisades ranch that was meant to be a Nazi encampment.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

L.A.'s Historic Hiking Destinations

There are plenty of Los Angeles hikes for those that enjoy a bit of beautiful decay.

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

L.A.'s Historic Hiking Destinations | Hiking | SoCal Wanderer | KCET

There are plenty of Los Angeles hikes for those that enjoy a bit of beautiful decay.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

6 Los Angeles Hikes With Spectacular Endings

These Los Angeles-area hikes, compiled just for Outdoors Week, all come with spectacular sights along the trail—fun bonuses to pile on top of the exercise and fresh-air time, and the...

Food & Drink | LA Spots

Popular, Dangerous Path to Eaton Canyon's Upper Falls to Be Closed

The upper part of popular Eaton Canyon — which draws crowds to hike to waterfalls in the mountains above Pasadena — was set to be closed following multiple rescues and hiker deaths, Angeles Nationa...

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Looking for Inspiration? Take a Hike.

New research suggests taking a walk can help your brain be more creative and generate new ideas.