Big News! 2022 Hiking Engagement Calendar & Planner is available

Get your hiking inspiration and plan your trips with the Rough It Outdoors Year of Hiking: 2022 Hiking Engagement Calendar and Planner! A Year of Hiking is a monthly and weekly engagement calendar and planner packed with fifty-two weeks of hiking inspiration. The year is filled with guidance for goal setting, trip planning, critical skills and hiking…

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Altitude Sickness

Prepare yourself for high altitude adventures by knowing the symptoms of altitude sickness, and what to do if you experience them.

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Summer Trip Dreaming

Looking ahead out of the depths of winter: Summer trip dreaming has me looking for new places to explore and old favorites to revisit.

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Trail Etiquette: Trail Types & Conditions

The beauty of a trail network is that it’s always available, and can be used year-round for different activities. A few conditions are worth noting and planning for.

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Trail Etiquette: Multi-use Trails

The best way to approach trail use is to remember to be kind, use your manners, and communicate verbally. A cheerful “hello” and “thank you” to fellow hikers goes a long way in promoting a positive trail experience.

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Bear safety on the trail

Bear sitings can be exhilarating and exciting, and can offer wonderful and unique opportunities for seeing wildlife in action. With a little awareness and preparation you can enjoy yourself confidently in bear country!

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Best of Albuquerque Hiking: Part 1

This is a list of favorite Albuquerque area hikes for a variety of hiker types.

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Hiking: What to Wear

Hiking Gear: What’s on your back? Clothing is an important part of planning for your hike. As a hiker, you want to be comfortable, safe, and able to move. The two words you will hear most when considering what to wear hiking are ‘layers’ and ‘wicking’! As you move throughout the day, your body temperature…

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Hiking: How to Pack your Pack

How to keep all the odds and ends in order, and accessible when you need them? When packing your backpack, put the heaviest items closest to your spine.

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