50+ Wilderness Survival Tips to Keep You Safe, Sound and Get You Found

Birch trees, photo by Chris Ford

Whether you’re just out for a leisurely day hike, or fending off charging Grizzlies on a 4,700 mile solo expedition around the Alaskan Yukon, the phrase, “it pays to be prepared,” cannot be overstated.

Just about anyone who enjoys backpacking has a story or two to share about the …

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My 9 Essentials Gear List for Fair Weather Hiking in Sunny San Diego

My 9 Essentials Gear List for Fair Weather Hiking in Sunny San Diego

I’ve spent a lot of time on the trails this summer hiking all over San Diego County, putting my fair weather gear through its paces. It’s been a great opportunity to take note of the necessities and dump the gear I either don’t use or don’t need, and replace the gear I don’t like.

My essentials …

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Three Sisters Falls – A Beautiful Waterfall Destination Hike with a Meanstreak

Three Sisters Falls Hike

Distance: 4.0 miles | Hiking time: 3 hours | Difficulty: 7/10 | More info.

Cleveland National Forest is home to some of San Diego’s most revered hiking trails, campgrounds and backcountry destinations, not least among them is Three Sisters Falls. Head out to Three Sisters Falls during the …

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Pyles Peak Hike -There is Life Beyond Cowles Mountain

Pyles Peak Trail Ridge Crossing

Distance: 6 miles | Hiking time: 3 hours | Difficulty: 7/10 | More info.

If you’re looking for a great way to beat the crowds of Cowles Mountain while enjoying similar views, and you don’t mind adding a few miles to your trip to do it, head on over to Pyles Peak. The extra mileage isn’t that demandin…

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