Off the Main Roads: Hiking gear, time to retire? …

It’s supported you loyally throughout the years, but bringing worn-out gear into the back country can do you far more harm than good. Here’s a...

Off the main roads: The five Ws of outdoor exploration …

The five Ws of outdoor exploration …   Take a walk with your kids in the wild and discover some of the incredible plants and creatures...

Off the main roads: Be found faster …

Admit it, you’re lost. It’s a scary feeling, especially if you’ve been out for more than one day, even more so if you have...

Off the main roads, Tips: Big hikes for little ones …Oct....

A recent hike with my exuberant little niece made me think of how important it is to get your kids out into nature. Here...

Off The Main Roads: Plastic fantastic …

Hiking up the steep slope of a mountain can be hot and sweaty. The refreshingly cool feeling of raindrops merrily pelting off your head...

Off the Main Roads: Permit? But I’m a local …

Next time you get annoyed when a ranger asks you for your permit, sit back and think for a moment. Do you like to...

Off the Main Roads: Eating for hiking – how to heal...

Why is it that some people seem to bounce back and be ready for another day of hiking right away, while others may well...

Off the Main Roads: Eat better for backpacking …

Ever find it hard to get back on the trail again after a big meal? Or be hiking along and suddenly bonk? When backpacking,...

Off the Main Roads: Survival steps for your gear …

For most hikers, winter spells the end of the hiking season until the spring thaw brings us back out from our caves. But wait,...

Off the Main Roads: Toasty toes: stay warm hiking …

On the last few rescues, a very distinct chill has been in the air. I’ve learned through hard experience that the essence of staying...

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