Winter snow and ice on the Pocosin Hollow trail in Shenandoah National Park A day hike in the winter can be a wonderful experience. Cold, brisk days. Outstanding views you can’t see in the summer. No insects. Few visitors. Ice sculptures on cliff ...
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"Blissful Hiking" - 5 new articles

  1. Hiking in the Winter
  2. Anatomy of a Section Hike Adventure
  3. The Wonders of Hiking and Exploring our National Parks
  4. A Day in the Life of a Hiker on the Trail - and the Lesson Learned
  5. Preventing Heat-Related Issues while Backpacking and Hiking
  6. More Recent Articles

Hiking in the Winter

Winter snow and ice on the Pocosin Hollow trail in Shenandoah National Park A day hike in the winter can be a wonderful experience. Cold, brisk days. Outstanding views you can’t see in the summer. No insects. Few visitors. Ice sculptures on cliff faces and waterfalls. But it also requires careful planning so it becomes an experience to treasure and not to dread. Winter hiking usually  

Anatomy of a Section Hike Adventure

Connecting the dots of a trail by way of a section hike to complete a long-distance trail is a rewarding but difficult experience. As a section hiker, you end up basically starting from scratchevery time you go out - with the aching muscles, blisters on tender feet not used to the strain of hiking every day. For longer distances, and if you can manage it, staying out there, you eventually adapt  

The Wonders of Hiking and Exploring our National Parks

Blissful Hiking Adventures Podcast Show Notes - Episode 3The Wonders of Hiking and Exploring our National ParksBackpacking Yellowstone in the Shoshone Geyser BasinThe national parks are the people's parks - created to protect the wide diversity of scenic beauty, flora and fauna as well as preserving these unique splendors for generations to enjoy. Established in the 1800's with the creation of  

A Day in the Life of a Hiker on the Trail - and the Lesson Learned

A Day in the Life of a Hiker on the Trail - and the Lesson Learned  Shared by Ryan Michael Beck photo: Ryan Michael Beck Yesterday was by far one of the hardest days on the trail (top 2 to be specific). Now before I go in to some details, I am not looking for encouragement and in no way plan on stopping. I just want the reader to understand that while chasing your dreams and
    

Preventing Heat-Related Issues while Backpacking and Hiking

It’s summer and time for great hiking adventures. But it’s also time that heat-related illness can affect you while exerting yourself in hot and humid temperatures. The two heat-related illnesses one needs to look out for are heat exhaustion and sunstroke. Heat exhaustion can be managed on the trail, but sunstroke is a life-threatening emergency where the hiker must get to a hospital.
    

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