Ready to connect with nature, get some peace and quiet, and also move your body? Hiking is an activity that checks all the boxes. With a little planning, the right gear, and a positive attitude, hiking is an amazing experience anyone can enjoy. And the best part? It’s totally accessible to anyone with shoes and a backpack.
After seeing a 10% chance for northern lights on the forecast, I headed to the hills with my family, in hopes of seeing the rare spectacle for myself. And yes, I did say forecast. The NOAA Space and Weather Prediction Center has an Aurora doppler feed that forecasts the occurrence every 30 minutes.
In this article we talk about everything that you need to bring on a day hike, plus a free day hike gear checklist printable. With the help of this checklist you'll have no trouble getting geared up the right way!
Going outdoors has a special draw. It evokes all of your senses and can bring you to a place of inner calm. And of course, everything sounds so idyllic but perhaps you, like many others, just don't know where to begin! Well, it's easier than you think. Here are some small and simple outdoor activities that can help you build confidence for even bigger adventures down the road!