Getting lost on a hike is scary, but preventable. Here's what you can do beforehand to prepare for the possibility, and how to handle it once you realize you're lost.
Waterproof hiking gear is pretty much what it sounds like -- but there are a few catches.
Hypothermia can happen during any time of year. Here's a recap of how to avoid it, plus a link to basic symptoms and treatment.
Some of the most spectacular hiking trails have exposed sections, where the consequences of a fall can be severe. Handling such terrain isn't just a physical challenge -- it's a mental challenge too.
Although not as common as they once were, you'll still find pit zips on many hard-shell jackets.
When it comes to choosing a backpack, your hiking style and the length of your planned trip will determine which size you need.
Why breathability matters for hikers, how it's measured, and what it means in terms of choosing outerwear.
A printable packing list for dayhiking in mild weather.
Scrambling is usually a rock climber's territory -- but every so often hikers may find themselves scrambling, too. And that means handling a few concerns that climbers usually don't have to worry about.
Hiking downhill isn't always the easiest part of a trek. Learn tips for getting down even the steepest of hikes safely.