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5 tips for Winter hiking for beginners

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5 tips for Winter hiking for beginners

As we gear up for our winter explorations, we gathered some helpful tips to share some for those who are just starting to fall in love with snow.  Watch weather patterns. Just like the mountain weather can change during the summer, it can in the winter too! You want to be mindful of when you will be headed out on your journey and the weather patterns that occur during those hours. It is important to know if equipment such as, mirco-spikes, crampons, snow shoes, an axe, trekking poles, or a combination are needed for the terrain you will crossing.   ...

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My Trail Fan's Favorite Fall Hikes!

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My Trail Fan's Favorite Fall Hikes!

For many of us, no matter where you are in the country, Fall welcomes cooler temperatures and trees that look as if they were painted by Mother Nature herself.  In honor of the trees changing, we have complied photos from are friends, fans, and followers to share trails to hit while the leaves are changing! If you would like more information on the pictures or trails you see below, please connect with me at gtinner@mytrailco.com.  Pleasant Pond Mountain- ME Photo taken by Fred Buckley just north of Caratunk  Middle Branch Trail- MD Photo by Steve Smith on the Gwynns Falls...

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Tips for Hiking with Kids

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Tips for Hiking with Kids

We believe that hiking with children doesn't have to be a chore. We want to you to be able to get out the same way you did before! Employees of My Trail have hiked with children ranging from 6 months to 12 years old and here is what we have discovered! 1. Let the kids help plan!  If the kids are apart of the planning they are more likely to enjoy it. Often, when hiking with kids we look for the flattest or shortest distance trails, but if you engage your kiddos in the discussion you may find that they...

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Day hikes for everyone!

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Day hikes for everyone!

Not all trails have to be a weekend endeavor, or even a full day endeavor! There are tons of close, short, and easy day hikes that allow you to feed your inner outdoor enthusiast without stressing out about gear or route details. Driving in mountain traffic throughout the front range can be daunting, below are close hikes to front range cities that are suited for all levels of fitness and are within 30-45 minutes from the city and require minimal prep.  Glendale Farm Trail- Featured picture from dayhikesnearDenver.com  Near Littleton, CO Offers off-leash dog area  Easy Hiking loops & mountain biking...

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Camp Hale: The Country's First National Historic Landscape

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Camp Hale: The Country's First National Historic Landscape

Recently, we partnered up with Conservation Colorado, Continental Divide Coalition, Veterans Voice, and Wilderness Workshop to organize a hike that would showcase the states efforts to protect and preserve pristine natural areas. According to Veterans Voice Foundation, local community members of Eagle and Summit counties in Colorado have been coming together to protect public lands. The Continental Divide Wilderness and Recreation Act was introduced by Rep. Jared Polis and would preserve roughly 58,000 acres in Summit and Eagle counties as wilderness and special management areas. As a part of this efforts, Senator Michael Bennet worked on passing legislation that would protect...

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