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Hiking a 14er – Tips & Tricks for Climbing your first...

It's a beautiful experience and a fantastic achievement to climb your first mountain, and we hope with a little bit of preparation, some essential...

Hiking Mexico’s Snow-Capped Volcano, Nevado de Toluca – 15er!

I’m lying in snow, 14,000 feet above sea level on a volcano known as Nevado de Toluca, when I feel warm breath against my hand. Exhale, groan, roll over. It’s a dog, come to investigate my motionless form. “Good dog,” I slur and raise a hand to pat her head. Her name is Maya, I think, and she’s been tagging along with our hiking group since this morning.

South Dakota’s Black Elk Peak: My First Mountain Adventure

The first thing I learned at Black Elk Peak was to never wear the wrong socks to a mountain hike. Its worse than bringing a knife to a gunfight. It's like bringing a toy sword to a gunfight. Inappropriate and painful.

Quandary Peak – 14,250′ – Trail Guide & Hiking Tips

Ever since my first trip to the mountains as a kid I've dreamed of hiking to the top and experiencing the mountains by foot....