It’s all about getting out and about.
Most of the posts are about trips and Hill Walking, predominantly in the UK, along with the odd gear review where appropriate.
Trips can be anything from short outings on foot or bike, to multi day hikes.
There will generally be a lot of photographs.
The posts may well involve some music.
There may be the odd social rant.
It is mainly about walking.
It can be a bit like Marmite.
Combining Backpacking + Peak Bagging in an effort to finish the AMC 4000 Footers. Pictures, routes, tips, and advice on what not to do as well as gear and where to stay. I am a casual peak bagger but when I do go, I go hard and bag as many peaks as possible while searching for unique places and remote campsites.
This site investigates the outdoor activity of backpacking from an Engineer’s perspective. For those technical minded folks who love the nitty gritty details…you have found your backpacking resource. For those folks who just want the information without all the technical jargon…don’t worry this site provides plenty of that as well!
My family loves to travel around the country seeking new places to explore. We especially love hiking and camping in our amazing National Parks and are hoping to explore each one before our oldest daughter graduates high school. Our blog includes trip reports and family travel advice so that others can enjoy the outdoors as much as we do.
Meanderthals: A Hiking Blog is a series of trail reports for many of the best hikes in Western North Carolina. I am fortunate to live in this beautiful environment, this “Land of Waterfalls,” and have the opportunity to day hike nearly every week. The Blue Ridge Mountains in Pisgah National Forest rise as high as 6600 feet, and are filled with new and old-growth conifer and hardwood forests. The mountain laurel and rhododendron are plentiful, and the region fully enjoys all four seasons. Most posts on this blog will be about hikes available in this area. So, load your pack and join me.
Occasionally however, I do branch out to other parts of the country. For example, I love the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and the red rock desert and canyonlands of the American Southwest.
Perhaps you like the rugged terrain found in Shining Rock Wilderness here in North Carolina, or the Mountain Bridge Wilderness just across the line in South Carolina. Maybe the waterfalls of DuPont State Forest made recognizable by The Hunger Games will entice you to this area. You could hike here for years and not do the same trail twice.
Trails and hikes are categorized as easy, moderate, or difficult so you can find just what you need for your level of fitness. They are also categorized as forest hikes for those who love to simply get out in the woods… or, trails with water features like streams, creeks, rivers and waterfalls, or hikes with vistas, generally those that climb to the top of a mountain for maximum viewing pleasure.
Human powered adventure almost always requires footwear. Your feet are your foundation; footwear and foot health can make all the difference between success and failure over both the short and long term.
Toe Salad is a publication dedicated to the health of active feet. We are the resource for walkers, runners, hikers, and backpackers who put health first.
I’m Nick Bramhall, a lightweight backpacker, hillwalker, photographer and writer living in Aberdeen, Scotland.
As well as being a self-confessed bagger of the Munros (that delightfully quirky list of the two hundred and eighty-something Scottish hills over 3,000 feet), I also enjoy exploring the wilder, less visited corners of this beautiful country. This website is a place for me to share my experiences hillwalking and backpacking in Scotland through words, photos and the occassional video.
This site features a collection of illustrated trip reports covering day hikes and wild camping trips in the mountains; my own lightweight gear lists for different seasons; and a number of articles on books, gear and technology related to the outdoors.
Trip reports include daily posts from the trail. Advice, tips, and equipment aids for learning hikers and backpackers, with an emphasis on low cost, lightweight, and homemade gear.
Through the Boy Scouts, I take youth into the outdoors to introduce them in an enjoyable way to a potentially lifelong hobby. I also present Red Cross Wilderness First Aid training and Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics training.
I have hiked the Arizona Trail, Superior Hiking Trail, and Ice Age Trail with hopes to continue on other long trails over the years to come.
Ridgeline Images is a hiking and photography site exploring the trails and outdoors of Japan. It covers a variety of day and overnight outings focusing on less frequented hikes surrounding Tokyo. The aim of the site is to share my hiking experiences and provide some inspiration for others to enjoy the many trails offered on Tokyo’s doorstep.
I walk, wild camp, and photograph. I frequently publish photos often on a daily basis, and write and make videos about my trips. I like the Lake District, Wales, Peak District, Scotland, and Pyrenees mountains and have extensive photo collections for each.
Writer in the Wild is a celebration of life, nature, and the outdoors. Topics can include hiking, backpacking, fishing, camping, survival and naturalism. The original content is delivered in vivid photographs with an emphasis on the written word.
Backpacking trip reports, currently focused on the Great Lakes region. Reports are descriptive, include many photos, and are broken down day-by-day. Reports include Isle Royale National Park, Porcupine Mountains, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, South Manitou Island, and Superior Hiking Trail.
We are Leigh & Spring, a couple trying to live life as one long adventure for life. What’s a “pebbleshoo” you ask, it’s saying “Shoo!” to those pebbles that you get in your boots or shoes that distract you from enjoying the wild. It’s about not letting the little things stop you from achieving the big things in life. We write about spending time in the wild, and how we find balance in all aspects of our life from going there, whether it be to hike, bike, mountaineer, climb or ski. Check it out!
Brian’s Backpacking Blog is your number one destination for backpacking gear reviews, tutorials on how to make your own gear or modify what you have, trail reports, and resources for lightweight and ultralight hiking and backpacking.
Brian is a Charlotte based backpacker and hiker. Originally from Southampton, England, Brian has lived in the US for over 15 years, finally settling in North Carolina. His love of the outdoors started at a very early age, almost as far back as he can remember at a time when spending all day outdoors as a kid was considered perfectly normal.
Now he spends as much time backpacking as his work schedule and family life will allow. He’s equally happy on a hardcore multi-night backpacking trip with his hiking buddies, as he is camping out in his backyard with his two small kids who have inherited his love of and respect for the great outdoors.
Philip Werner’s SectionHiker.com contains over 1,500 how-to articles, gear reviews, and trip reports for day hikers and backpackers.
Philip hikes regularly on the Appalachian Trail and in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He’s also completed Vermont’s Long Trail and backpacked coast-to-coast across Scotland in the TGO Challenge. Philip is a hiking and backpacking trip leader for the Appalachian Mountain Club and teaches in their spring, winter, and off-trail hiking programs. He also serves as a Long Trail mentor for the Green Mountain Club, maintains a trail on Mt. Washington for the US Forest Service, guides for Andrew Skurka Adventures and is a Leave No Trace Master Educator.