When on the trails, do you ever wonder just how your hiking speed compares to that of other hikers? There IS a way to track your hiking speed, called Naismith’s Rule. When on the trails, there are going to be variables that will affect your hiking pace, such as steep inclines, pack weight, fitness level, and trail conditions.
“Forest Bathing” derived in 1982 from the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries’ term “shirin-yoku”, which simply means absorbing the forest atmosphere, and spending time in nature.
With the arrival of Spring just a few days away, it seems that all of GOD’s creatures are anxious to enjoy some time outside welcoming warmer weather. I realize that most people, including myself, are not overly fond of snakes, but they ARE one of GOD’s creatures also waiting on warm weather, and we should be prepared at some point to encounter a snake on a hiking trail.
With Spring well on its way, many of us are eager to get outside while nature, and ourselves, begin to respond to the awakening of a fresh new beginning! Many of us are focusing on our health, and are interested in devices that will help us keep track of our body’s functions and progress, as well as keeping us in touch with our busy lives and schedules, as we hit the hiking trails. We are going to take a look at Fitness Trackers and Smartwatches, to help us determine the best device to fit our own individual wants and needs, as well as the all-around best device for hiking in nature!
A brand new year has arrived, and everyone is busy making their resolutions. This is a great time to take a good, hard look at ourselves. Is the person looking back at us the True Representation of the fittest, healthiest, and happiest person that we all deserve to be? Going for a daily hike of at least one mile will transform your body inside and out into that much fitter, happier, healthier person! Let’s take a look at how your body will thank you with ALL the benefits you will reap as you take those first steps on the hiking trails of becoming a Brand New You!
Well everyone, it’s That Time Of Year already – Christmas is practically upon us! In this article, I have picked out some totally awesome Christmas gift ideas for the hikers on your list. There are some unique gift ideas that nature lovers will be extremely interested in, and will add to their overall hiking adventures and experiences. I am quite sure that these gifts will be a major hit with any hiker, or anyone who loves spending time in nature.
Whether you are spending time in nature hiking and camping, being off the grid for a while, or even taking a road trip, a set of walkie-talkies will make keeping in touch with others much easier when you are without cell phone service. The best walkie-talkies, or two-way radios, will keep you in touch with your party, as well as offering the added security of furnishing you with weather alerts and other important emergency features.
Winter is well on its way, and while most people are packing up their camping gear, there are some of us who enjoy spending time in this invigorating season of nature. In this article, we will be checking out the differences in 3-season, 3 to 4-season, and 4-season tents. You will then be able to make the best choice when deciding on the perfect cold weather tent to meet all of your winter camping needs.
The “Dog Days” of Summer are fast coming to an end, and there is beginning to be a crispness in the air as the Autumn leaves are swirling around us. This is an awesome opportunity for you to consider taking your relationship with your canine companion a few steps further as you try out these hiking tips with your furry best friend. Hopefully these tips will help you become best hiking buddies for many years to come!
Berea is a small town in Madison County that sits at the edge of central Kentucky’s Blue Grass Region. It is best known for its art festivals, historic buildings and restaurants, and Berea College, its liberal arts college. The Forestry Department of Berea College owns over 8,400 acres of forests, and boasts almost 12 miles of trail networks, which includes 9 miles of hiking trails that run through Indian Fort Mountain, and is home to the famous East and West Pinnacles hiking trails.