Welcome to the hiking-trails-and-gear.com site blog! This is your online basecamp for the latest news and updates to our site, including articles by hikers like you and me.
Photo courtesy of Adam BakerSubscribe to the Hiking Blog by clicking on the orange RSS button at the left. You'll get our latest content at your fingertips!
This is the place to start for getting the latest from our real and free online resource. Start your adventure below...
--your host, Rob Calderwood
Keen hiking boots and shoes are immediately noticeable on the shelf with their snub-nosed styling. Learn why Keen footwear also brings exceptional comfort and functionality…
The Manitou Islands are off the coast of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan. Going to either island is an adventure; everywhere you look,
This loop in Mt. Tamalpais State Park, a short drive from San Francisco, makes for a rewarding day hike and offers a gorgeous diversity of terrain and
Canned soups are one of my favorite options for hiking food. Not only does it have nutrients and tastes good, it's easy to find a variety of flavors at
Hi All, In a few weeks I am going to be backpacking at Smoky Mountains National Park. I was hoping someone could suggest a backcountry camping site,
Hello, I am seeking advice regarding the best jungle boots for use in Borneo while backpacking. I am heading there in June this year for three months.
Four years ago, I set out to retrace American legend and backpacking icon, the late Colin Fletcher. After years of research and writing down the manuscript
A Cathedral Lakes Hike at Yosemite National Park offers a slice of solitude and beauty only the wilderness can provide. One of the benefits of living
Lost in the all the high tech jargon in the terrain of Hiking GPS devices? You don't need to be a GPS geek to take advantage of this handy piece of gear...
Can’t find the right Topo Maps for your next trek? We show you where and how to get custom waterproof topographic maps for the U.S. and Canada.