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3 Best Moderate Hikes in the US

3 Best Moderate Hikes in the US

by Scott Anderson • July 29, 2021

Summer is still going strong, and what better way to enjoy the sun than with a hike? The United States is filled with endless beautiful hikes that are well traveled, but I'm sure you would rather go on a hike with less people. Here are some low-key, moderately rated hikes that you might not have heard of that can be enjoyed year round.

Hiking In The Heat

Hiking In The Heat

by Anna Heston • June 24, 2021

With temperatures across the country teasing record highs this summer, now is a great time to review some tips for hiking in the heat. From dehydration to heat cramps, a lot can go wrong when you don’t plan ahead but with a little forethought, there is no reason to be stuck inside on hot days.

Hydration Options For Hot Days

Hydration Options For Hot Days

by Anna Heston • June 10, 2021

Now that the days are getting longer and hotter, many of us have found that our usual walks, hikes, and runs require more water. Hydration is important for comfort but is absolutely essential for health on hot days.

Vacations and Exercise

Vacations and Exercise

by Anna Heston • April 15, 2021

Vacation is often seen as a stress management measure; a welcome break from our jobs and routines. So if we typically relieve stress through exercise, this might mean that we will seek that on our vacations as well.

Snowboard Boot Insoles

Snowboard Boot Insoles

by Anna Heston • December 10, 2020

Just like hiking boots, snowboard boots can range widely in quality. Oddly, even the most expensive boots sometimes come with thin and unsupportive factory insoles. You may be familiar with the concepts of arch support and pressure distribution for running but snowboarding requires your body to work differently than running does. 

Hiking Insoles for Shoes & Hiking Boots | Protalus

Hiking Insoles

by Anna Heston • November 12, 2020

Hiking is a unique activity that not only involves repetitive impact to the foot (and therefore shin, knee, and up the kinetic chain) but it also requires the foot to bear weight on uneven, and inconsistent terrain.

Wearing Shoes Without Socks

Wearing Shoes Without Socks Guide

by Anna Heston • February 26, 2020

Should you wear shoes without socks? Just because you can doesn't mean you should. When you wear shoes without socks you are creating a moist place in your shoes for smelly bacteria to thrive. Not only will your feet be unhappy, but you can ruin a good pair of shoes as well.