George Morris

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Wanna Do a High Sierra Trail Thru-hike? You Will After This Film

The High Sierra Trail, a west-east route through California’s southern Sierra Nevada, isn’t particularly long at only 49 miles from the western …

Hiking

Heading Outside: I Wouldn’t Go on a Backpacking Trip Without These 9 Things

Spending some time outside is a big deal. Disconnecting from everyday life is what allows you to return to it focused, refreshed, and ready for new …

Backpacking

The Hiker's Guide to Trail Etiquette

It might feel like there aren’t any rules out in the great outdoors, but there are certainly guidelines you should follow. Whether you’re new to …

Hiking

7 Stretches to Relieve Tight Hips

Foam roller stretches and hip flexor stretches can help to relieve tightness in the hips.<p>1. Foam roller stretch<p>You can use a foam roller to loosen up …

How does altitude affect the body and why does it affect people differently?

Every year, thousands of people travel to high-altitude environments for tourism, adventure-seeking, or to train and compete in various sports. …

Mountaineering

The 10 Best National Parks in the U.S.

A few are even free.<p>From swampy marshes to soaring canyons, from pristine glaciers to scorching deserts, America’s national parks encompass nearly …

What Survival Tips Should All Hikers Know Before Starting Out?

<i>What wilderness survival tips should all campers and hikers know before starting out? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Adam Weymouth, author of Kings of the Yukon, on Quora:</b><p>I don’t …

7 stunning UK hiking trails you will fall in love with

From weekend hikes to week-long treks, why not reclaim your sense of adventure with one of these incredible routes?<p>Work, Netflix, work, Netflix, …

These Are the 25 Most Breathtaking Hikes in US National Parks

From hikes across ancient glaciers to lush rainforest treks, these are the 25 most beautiful U.S. national park hikes.<p>Sure, with 60 National Parks …

Preparing for the PCT

This trip has been on my mind for three years. Since committing to thru-hiking the PCT, I have constantly been absorbing any and all information I …

Everything I Need and Nothing That I Don’t

Here is my final pack list for the CDT. I might have to add some winter gear for the San Juans and I might get rid of some pieces if I see fit. My …

If everyone placing personal ads who claimed the hobby of “hiking” really did it with any regularity, the earth would have been trampled flat decades …

Gear List: Appalachian Trail vs. Pacific Crest Trail

When I began my gear research for the PCT, it only made sense to begin with taking inventory of what I already had in my possession. In 2013, I …

Backpacking

Elevate Your Backpacking Game With These 9 Gear Picks

Cairn’s subscription boxes regularly deliver the latest gear right to your doorstep.I never used to be a pillow kind of backpacker. I was the kind of …

Backpacking

Flash Gordon’s PCT 2018 Gear List

Let’s get right to the gear.<br>You can check out my LighterPack list here.<br>Base Weight = 13.28 poundsA few points before we dive in.<br>–I am hiking with my …

Backpacking

12 Creative Road Trips You Didn’t Know You Could Take In The U.S.

With another heavy travel season around the corner, airports will once again become mazes of luggage and large traveling parties. Venturing out for a …

Thru-Hiker Shares ‘Dumbest Backpacking Mistakes’

Why make a mistake when you can learn from someone else? This thru-hiker shares her dumbest backpacking mistakes.<b>To long-distance hikers planning a</b> …

Backpacking

12 Best Hiking Trails in America

Hiking is one of the most adventurous activities that a person can do when he/she is on a vacation getaway with friends or family and if you are an …

12 Best Day Hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail

The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) is a 2,600-mile contiguous hiking trail that stretches from the border of California and Mexico to the …

The Coaching Advice I Never Forgot

What's truly important and what's not<p>One of my favorite mentors once told me that the key to staying sharp was to "always be coaching." He meant that the process of being coached, and actively coaching someone else, was the practice field for constant learning and improvement. The top highlights …

Motivation

12 Top-Rated Hiking Trails in California

California is a hiker’s paradise, with an incredible diversity of landscapes. The nature sites are so sublime that simple descriptions only hint at …

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

Self-improvement

Bruce Lee Used This Ancient Philosophy to Break Through His Limits (and Find Remarkable Success)

By avoiding these three habits, you will be choosing to live a life without limits. Bruce Lee would be proud.<p>"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus. And you must not …

Bruce Lee

A Hoya Again, Patrick Ewing Learns Value of Knowing When to Pivot

WASHINGTON — Patrick Ewing does not stalk the sideline as much as he looms over it.<p>No longer the lithe 7-footer who dominated the paint and beyond for much of his 15 seasons with the Knicks in a 17-year Hall of Fame N.B.A. career, he now strikes a pose as a 55-year-old rookie head coach that is …

Wilderness Survival Kit List - Top 10 Must-have Items

Top 10 must-have items of a wilderness survival kit list<p>We all want to do something for a change of pace once in a while to relax our body and …

Top 10

Mizzou's coach gave an inspiring locker room speech to a team that had just nearly beaten him

This is what sports are all about.<p>Missouri head coach Cuonzo Martin did something on Tuesday night that he’s never done in his 18-year coaching career — visited the opposing team in their locker room.<p>Stephen F. Austin suffered a heartbreaking 82-81 loss to Missouri when their comeback fell short. …

Michael Porter

<em>The New York Times</em> Looks at What it Takes to Climb Everest

It isn't often that mountaineering and adventure sports get coverage from the mainstream media, let alone the "paper of record." But a few days back</i> …

Mountaineering