5 Ways to Prevent a Trailhead Break-In

Have you ever wondered how to keep your car and the belongings in your car/truck/SUV safe while it is parked at a remote trailhead? When I'm out on a solo hiking adventure or just out hiking with our trail baby one of my biggest fears is showing up at the trailhead after several miles and hours on the trail to discover that my car has been broken into, my tires have been slashed, and the spare water that I keep in my car has been consumed by some jerk.  And I'm stuck, alone at an isolated trailhead without cell phone…

Why Hikers Are Sexy (a woman’s perspective)

It's a scientifically proven fact that the sexiest people on the planet are hikers, mountain bikers, climbers and cross-country skiers (yes, cross-country skiers).* Hikers are sexy because they've got the body, the brains and the look that makes members of the opposite sex swoon.  Let's start with the body. [caption id="attachment_1587" align="alignleft" width="192"] If you fall in love with a sexy hiker man you need this for your wedding cake.[/caption] The body.  Hiking builds the core, glutes, quads, hammies and calves.  Ask any woman what parts of the male body are her favorites.  If she's smart she'll respond with his…

3 Ways To Avoid Crowded Trails

Last year Al and I lived in Southern California.  We had the bright idea to head to Big Bear Lake on the 4th of July to do some exploring.  It seemed as if the entire city of LA had brought their bumper-to-bumper traffic and designer cowboy boots up the mountain.  It was ridiculous. Even in the 49th least populated state holiday trail traffic is inevitable. Here's a few tips for planning a crowd-free 4th of July hike.  Choose your trail carefully.  Stick to trails that aren't as popular, trails that are out of the way or off the beaten path.…