Friday, November 22, 2019

Injuries on the Trail

April 8, 2013 by  
Filed under Trail Tips, Uncommon Sense

Treatment for injuries – you’ve heard it a thousand times – RICE – Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation  Exactly how many of these can you do while out on the trail?  A buddy falls and bumps or scrapes – leg, knee, hand, elbow – you’re hours from the trail head. You cannot walk with your […]

Trekking Pole & Trail Tips, plus some photos

May 21, 2012 by  
Filed under Nature, Pole Tips, Trail Tips

As we head into our dryer Summer, we encounter different challenges on the trail than we experience in Winter or Spring. The poison oak this year is obscene.  I got a bad case through clothing.    I had to step into the poison oak to help someone who had fallen down the trail.  He sat down […]

Winter FungusAmongus Hike and Trail Tips

December 4, 2011 by  
Filed under Nature, Trail Tips

Early Rains brought out some amazing FungusAmongus and the newts were crawling! A wonderful (and well known) balance exercise is to turn your head and look around while walking.  This skill makes spotting gems on the trail easier, BUT make sure your leader is calling out obstacles and hazards in the trail.  Ultimately, we’re each […]

Trail Tip for Hikers: Ticks

September 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Trail Tips

A dear friend is fighting late stage Lyme.  It’s devastating and she’s fighting for her life.  Some top tips for avoiding ticks: After hiking, BEFORE getting into your car, do a tick check with your buddies. Be careful because unseen ticks can end up in your car for a later attack! Check your hairline! If […]

Top Tips: Hiking Trail Etiquette

August 1, 2010 by  
Filed under Trail Tips

Basic Hiking Etiquette: Wait for your buddies at all intersections.  Make sure you can see your “sweep.” Yield to uphill hikers. Large groups yield to smaller groups. To let someone pass, step on the uphill edge (you would not want to be nudged off a cliff or hillside).  The exception to this is when yielding […]