Tag Archives: Hiking

National Park Service to Hikers: Leave Dogs at Home – Sunset Magazine

Before bringing your furry friend on a hike, consider these important things.

By Teaghan Skulszki  – September 9, 2021

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Animal shelters emptied out amid the COVID-19 pandemic as people adopted furry friends to quarantine with through 2021.

But the adventures you may have planned with your pet may need some rethinking, according to the National Park Service.

The service is urging people to reconsider hiking with their dogs after three dogs died on the trails in July. Additionally, NPS and local search and rescue teams in Los Angeles and Ventura County reported about a half dozen canine rescues already in 2021, a year that has seen scorching temperatures across the West.

“Keeping canine companions safe during a hike requires planning and a heavy dose of realism,” Ken Low, an NPS ranger at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, said in a press release.

Source: National Park Service to Hikers: Leave Dogs at Home – Sunset Magazine

Hiking Resources – Hike with Confidence – American Hiking Society

Before You Go

10 Essentials 
Planning Your Hike
Airline Travel
Organizing Your Gear
Staying Fit in Off-Season
How to Pack your Backpack

Source: https://americanhiking.org/hiking-resources/#hiking-101

Couple’s walk across America to end in Myrtle Beach | wltx.com

LEXINGTON, S.C. — A California couple has been walking across America to raise awareness and money for a nonprofit.

Grace Nesseth and Matt Grooms started their journey out of Huntington Beach, California, on October 2nd.

They plan to finish their cross-country walk on May 1st in Myrtle Beach. Grooms got the idea to walk across the country after reading a book and thought it would be cool to have it as their next adventure.

From YouTube…

Source: Couple’s walk across America to end in Myrtle Beach | wltx.com

The National Forest Foundation is Planting 1 Tree for Every $1 – Sunset Magazine

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Oregon’s Sahalie Falls.

J.D. Simkins  – April 12, 2021 | Updated April 16, 2021

America’s national forests are home to hundreds of thousands of hiking trails, campgrounds, rivers, ski resorts, and more.

To give back to lands that give us so much, the National Forest Foundation is turning every dollar donated during the month of April into a tree planted in a national forest.

Watch the video below to learn more about the National Forest Foundation’s 50 million trees mission, or read more about the Foundation’s tree-planting campaign here.

From now until the end of the month, the congressionally-chartered NFF will match all donations to plant up to 75,000 trees, part of a greater effort by the Foundation to plant 50 million trees to battle deforestation and revive a West that was crippled in 2020 by seemingly interminable fires.

Because of the impact of fires this past year, the National Forest Foundation will focus tree-planting efforts in areas that encountered the most detrimental fallout, areas many fear will face even worse challenges in 2021 due to lingering drought from previous year.

Source: The National Forest Foundation is Planting 1 Tree for Every $1 – Sunset – Sunset Magazine

Why ‘star walking’ is the outdoor activity we need right now

By hiking at night, nature lovers gain new perspectives while escaping crowds

A park guide gazes at the Milky Way in Grasslands National Park, a Dark-Sky Preserve in Saskatchewan, Canada.
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By Rachael Davies, Published March 10, 2021 • 9 min read

Photographer Rebecca Douglas has always been fascinated by the night sky.

Her love of the stars has taken the U.K. resident on “star walking” trips to Iceland and into the Arctic, where she steps out onto darkened trails to capture twinkling constellations and glowing planets in her images.

Source: Why ‘star walking’ is the outdoor activity we need right now

9 Best Hikes in San Diego | Condé Nast Traveler

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It’s a quintessential California pastime, and this city is full of options.

By Archana Ram, March 9, 2021

If you’ve had enough sand and surf, lace up your hiking boots.

San Diego’s surrounding geography lends itself to tons of trips for all skill levels and interests, ranging from rocky rambles along ocean cliffs to lengthy treks up mountains and into biodiverse forests.

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, Sunset Cliffs, and Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve are just a few of the natural gems that will take your time in San Diego to new heights.

Whether you just want a perfect moment in front of a tidepool or are into backwoods trekking, you don’t have to stray too far from the city for the best hikes in San Diego.

9 Best Hikes in San Diego | Condé Nast Traveler