I’m going to get myself down to the bottom of this mountain,’” Stump recalled. Kati Weis, CBS Denver Picking over the bones of the news this morning, I saw a piece that resonated for perhaps obvious reasons. A hiker, near the summit of El Diente in Colorado (one of their 14 thousand-footers) fell and tumbled for about 60 feet. Then, hiked back to her car and drove herself to hospital. […]
Ten Essentials for Hiking
If you have to ask, solo hiking isn’t for you. But this is some of what I think of when I go hiking on my own.
It doesn’t feel like it, but hiking in the Whites is an inherently risky activity. Here’s a framework for managing that risk.
Poor decisions in the mountains can get you in trouble, fast. Sometimes we fall for mental traps. What are those traps?
Hiking safety in winter requires good clothing choices so you can stay warm. Layering, what kind of fabrics, and how to wear and use them all come into play. Here’s a discussion of strategies to keep you warm.
Staying safe when hiking isn’t just about the trail, it’s also about the approach, and the return home.
Among the ten essentials for safe hiking is warm clothing. That’s just part of the equation. Here are some strategies for staying warm and dealing with the cold.
Sometimes you have to leave the trail for a moment. How can you get back on track? Here’s some strategies to keep from getting lost.
Let’s examine the ten things, but ask if those are enough. We’ll focus on navigation to start. How do we use any given tool is less important than how can we be smart, and perhaps even navigate without tools.