6 Questions I Ask Myself Before Every Hike

Lately I've been thinking a lot about safety on the trails and being prepared for the unexpected. You know, everything from a flat tire on the way to the trailhead, to a twisted ankle or a diaper blow-out. When we leave Laramie and head to the mountains anything can happen. We've written a lot about planning hikes and packing for hiking trips but with our frequent hikes this summer the whole planning & packing process has become somewhat automatic. There's danger there. The danger is complacency. To prevent that I've made a checklist with 6 things I ask myself before…

How to plan a snowshoe hike

When it comes to snowshoeing, proper planning can make the difference between a good day on the mountain or a lousy day of freezing cold misery. We've talked about packing for outdoor adventures before, you can check out an entire post about it here, but as part of our Wednesday winter blog line-up It's important to mention a few tips when planning a snowshoe hike. Plan to keep your feet warm and dry. The first big thing we do is think about our feet. I don't know if it's just me but when I snowshoe my feet tend to get…