Hiking Inside Lava Tubes

It’s hard to get tired of hiking above-ground trails, but perhaps you’re ready for a new challenge! Lava tubes are a lot like caves, but they’re formed differently. Like caves, they’re underground passageways which sustain cool temperatures year-round. They can be a great way to escape from the summer heat without hiding indoors. The stairway …

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Video: Hiking The Subway in Zion National Park, Utah

Join Lindsay, Jenny and Mike as they hike through one of Zion National Park’s most exciting trails: The Subway. Located on the Kolob side of Utah’s Zion Canyon, a trip down The Subway is perhaps one of the most coveted hikes in the world, and can be done only by permit. Watch the video here:

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Which Hiking Shoes Best Suit You?

One of the most popular subjects, when it comes to hiking gear, is footwear. Traditionally, a hiker would choose between different styles of boots, but a boot it would be. Of course, they could choose between a hiking boot, a backpacking boot, and a mountaineering boot, but that’s about as much variety as you would …

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5 Steps for Planning a Day Hike

You just found free space in your calendar, you’ve got an itch to get outside, you’re reading this article… it looks like you’ll be heading out on an awesome day hike soon! Even though a day hike is not quite as involved as a backpacking trip, there are still some things you need to consider …

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How to Use the Rest Step

Have you ever tried summiting a steep mountain and half way up felt like you were going to die? It was probably one of those “go on without me” situations that leaves you wondering how you got so exhausted. Even with a slow pace and excellent physical health, mountains can still get the best of …

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Michigan’s National Lakeshores

Most of us are familiar with at least a few of this country’s National Parks. The state of Michigan, however, doesn’t contain any of them. Instead, they have two National Lakeshores. After all, Michigan is famous for being surrounded by Great Lakes. There’s Lake Huron to the east, Lake Michigan to the west, and Lake …

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