Trail’ology: It’s too damn cold to hike during the winter

Let's face it, sometimes the cold, windy, dreary days of winter can make us want to stay in our warm houses rather than get out and play. As part of our Monday morning trail'ology series today we're talking about a common barrier to winter hiking...the weather. If you live in Southeastern Wyoming like we do you know the feeling of driving up to a trailhead and being afraid that if you leave your nice warm car you'll blow off the side of the mountain and into a crusty snowbank. Winter hiking can be a drag, but only if you let…

Trail’ology: I don’t have the right clothing and gear!

When we tell people about Just Trails they either tell us about an adventure that they had or they tell us reasons why they don't or can't get outside and explore. While the actual concept of hiking is pretty simple we're realizing that there are a lot of barriers, both physical and mental that keep some people inside. It's inspired a new blog series. Every Monday we're going to talk about one barrier to outdoor recreation and how to combat it. We're calling this series "Trail'ology" and today we're talking about gear. Sometimes outdoor bloggers do the outdoor recreation community…