“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” The words of Henry David Thoreau, a man who knew more than a thing or two about the value of the great outdoors to the human condition. It’s no secret that Thoreau was a firm believer in the merits of donning a pair of hiking boots and getting lost in the wilds.
Hiking through nature in all its guises can do wonders for the body, the mind, and the soul. Plus, every hiking experience is different. No two excursions, even in the same environment, will ever be the same. Seasons, weather conditions, and even the company you keep can change the whole experience dramatically. That’s why we’ve compiled a