Benjamin Ousborne

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Beginner Skills

Ready to take the leap from car camping and day hikes to overnight backpacking? Feel prepared for your first multi-day backcountry adventure with …

11 Healthy Homemade Hiking Snacks

From healthy granola to spiced nuts, here are 11 homemade hiking snacks to bring on your next outdoor excursion.<p><b>Before you take off for the nearest mountain</b>, in search of a rigorous hike in the wilderness, consider this: What are you gonna eat? We're not talking about a gourmet camping meal in the …

Healthy Eating

I Heart My National Park: Capitol Reef

<b>Nan Groves Anderson</b> has lived near <b>Capitol Reef National Park</b> in south-central Utah for 17 years and hikes there regularly. And as the executive director of the Utah Tourism Industry Coalition, she gets to share her love for her slice of red-rock-country heaven with the world. Now she’s sharing her …

California's best coastal walks

From its wild and rocky coast in the north to the south coast’s vast, sandy shores, the California coastline lures many to walk along the edge of the continent to gaze at the ocean. Sweeping coastal views are blocked in many cities, but wide-open hiking spaces abound nearby where anyone willing to …

Hiking

Family-Friendly Hiking in America’s National Parks

Finding the right hike for children can be tricky: The trail needs to be safe and not too strenuous, yet interesting enough to keep the young folks’ attention. As a bonus, it would be nice if the hike stimulated them to want to learn more about the place. America’s national parks abound in good …

A 5-to-9 Microadventure

Last week I had the perfect opportunity to practice what I preach: the idea of brief adventurous escapes. I had just spoken at an IT conference in …

Hiking

22 Absolutely Essential Diagrams You Need For Camping