There are a lot of incredible and challenging hikes in North America, but few compare to the exhilarating experience of climbing to the top of one of the tallest mountains in the United States. In American mountaineering circles, the name for mountain peaks with an elevation of over 14,000 feet (or 4,267 meters) is a “fourteener”. For many hiking and climbing enthusiasts, getting to the top of these incredible peaks has a magnetic-like allure. Not only is it a personal challenge to conquer these difficult alpine trails, but the views and the experiences along the way are things you will never forget. However, as beautiful and amazing as it is to tackle a fourteener, these trails are not for the faint of heart. Each year, hikers pay the ultimate price in their conquest to tackle one of these mountains. Many times, it is because they were unprepared for the challenges they would face on the trail. To put you in the best possible position to succeed in your quest to conquer one of America’s 96 fourteeners, I have created this fourteener hiking gear list to help you make sure you are prepared.
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The Complete Backpackers Packing Guide and Checklist for Backcountry Backpackers
For those who like to hike, back country backpacking can be such an exciting and awe-inspiring endeavor. There is something about being alone in the wilderness that can really help you get to know yourself and this beautiful world that we live in. However, as incredible and moving as backcountry backpacking can be, it can also be a very challenging proposition for those who are unprepared.
That’s why I am a very firm believer in making sure you are prepared before taking any hike. This is especially true for back country hikes where you will be staying overnight for one or more nights. Before you hit the trails on your big back country adventure, I would strongly suggest that you closely read my backpackers packing guide to make sure that you have all of the gear that you will need to make sure your hike is both safe and fun.
The Essential Pictured Rocks Packing Guide
The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is one of the most beautiful places in the Midwestern United States if not all of North America. Tourists flock to this stretch of the Lake Superior shoreline each year to do some kayaking, hiking and enjoy the beautiful landscapes. However, each year I see tourists arrive at Pictured Rocks completely unprepared. They either don’t have the right clothing for the climate, don’t have the right gear for the activities they would like to try, or don’t have the equipment to keep them safe and comfortable while camping.
The 20 Best Travel Accessories for 2020
Traveling can be one of the most amazing experiences of your life. Few other things in this world help to broaden your perspective and teach you about yourself. However, travel can also be extremely stressful. One way that you can help reduce the amount of stress that you feel when you travel and allow yourself more time to enjoy the experience is to have the right travel accessories with you on your trip. Having the right accessories can make you more comfortable, keep your belongings safe, and help you capture the special moments of your journey.
10 Things You Should Never Do When Traveling Over the Holidays
The holiday season is upon us and many of you are likely making plans to visit loved ones both near and far. However, as nice as it is to get away and see loved ones during the holidays, the holiday travel season can be extremely busy and can make traveling during this time extremely stressful. If you aren’t careful, it can quickly ruin your holidays and leave you wishing you would have just stayed home.
The Top 2018 Holiday Gift Ideas for Travelers
If you have a travel enthusiast on your shopping list, I have put together some unique and creative ideas of some gifts that you can surprise them with this holiday season. These are gifts that they can use as they trek around the globe, get some inspiration for their next big adventure, or use to keep the memories of their recent travels fresh in their memory. If you know someone who loves to travel, these gifts should put a big smile on their face this holiday season!
The Art of Travel Photography – Machu Picchu Photography Guide
Machu Picchu is both an architectural marvel and a stunning piece of artwork wrapped up into one iconic travel destination. Considered one of the new wonders of the world, Machu Picchu is one of South America’s, if not the world’s, most recognizable places. Because of its beauty, tourists flock to Machu Picchu each year to get a glimpse of it first hand and to try and capture its essence in photographs. However, capturing this beautiful place in photographs is not without its challenges.
The Essential Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail Packing Guide
There are few places in this world as jaw-dropping as Machu Picchu and few hikes in this world with as much historical significance and as many beautiful vistas as the Inca Trail that was used by the Inca people to get to Machu Picchu. Before you begin to plan your trip, please use this guide to give you a sense of what you will need to pack with you when you visit Machu Picchu or hike the Inca Trail.
The Ultimate Galápagos Islands Packing Guide
The Galápagos Islands is as unique of a destination as it is beautiful and with that uniqueness are some challenges when it comes to packing for your trip. Being an island chain without a large population, especially on some of the smaller islands, it can be quite difficult to find things if you forget to bring something. For that reason, you will want to make sure you are extra prepared when it comes to packing.
Top 10 Tips For Traveling With Golf Clubs
There are some absolutely amazing golf courses in this world. If you are like me, then you probably want to play as many of them as you can in your lifetime. However, some of these courses may be thousands of miles from where you live, and bringing your clubs along with you on vacation can be cumbersome and expensive.
Instead of letting this discourage you, let me teach you some tips and tricks that I have picked up over the many years I have been traveling to play golf. By using these tips, transporting your clubs will no longer be the big hassle that it has been. That will leave you with more time to think about having fun on your trip, and shooting as low of a round as possible.