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Hiking Transforms Both Mind & Body

Living in the age of information overload drives Americans to spend 90% of all their time indoors. While spending hours behind a screen may seem perfectly normal, indoor air pollutants can cause severe headaches, respiratory disease, and irritation of the nose. (1)

Why not do your body a favor by getting up off the couch and hitting your favorite hiking trail?

Backpacking Essentials: Survival Gear Guide

When you’re in the middle of nowhere and your phone dies, what do you do next? Hopefully you planned ahead and packed the essential gear for safety and survival. Here are some lifesaving tools that could, well for lack of a better term, actually save your life the next time you take a trip.

How to Pick a Great Sleeping Pad

Picking a great place to camp is only one part of the equation. You need quality gear to thrive in the wilderness. The right sleeping pad can help your body rest and wake up rejuvenated.

Many advanced types of pads continue to hit the market, but you don’t have to break the bank to find a quality option. Follow these tips before you go on your next trip.


How To Sleep Great in a Tent

Did you know that approximately 10 million people in the United States use prescription sleep aids? Or that people sleep 20% less today than they did 100 years ago? (1) When it comes to camping, often the biggest barrier for newcomers is getting a good night sleep.

With a little bit of foresight, anyone can get a great night sleep in a tent. Here are a few simple steps you can follow the next time you try sleeping in a tent.

Hiking Grinnell Glacier

On a hot summer morning we pulled up to Many Glacier Campground at the start of our vacation hoping to find a spot.

We arrived at 6:15 am. Driving from Cut Bank we passed less than a handful of cars up until the park entrance. The line was ridiculous at the campground, so we left our car at the Swiftcurrent Motor Inn and began the hike up to Grinnell Glacier.

Hiking Highline Loop Trail

We tried hiking this trail on the second day of our trip. Logan Pass was slammed with people, so we woke up early the next day to try again.

We made it to the trailhead by 7am. Thankfully, our good friend dropped myself and my brother off at the trailhead to bypass finding a parking spot. We took a quick picture at the start with my cracked phone and began the hike on the backside of the Garden Wall in the shade!


Distance
Time
DifficultyElevation Gain
           11.8 Miles
  6 hr
  Hard    690 ft
History Going-to-the-Sun Road Established on May 11th, 1910, Glacier NP was America’s 10th national park. (1) Named the Crown of the Continent by early naturalist George Grinnell, waters from Glacier NP flow to the Hudson Bay, Gulf of Mexico, and the Pacific Ocean. (2)

Visitors most often recognize the park for the historic Going-to-the-Sun road. Engineers began planning for construction of a road as the automobile rose in popularity in the early 1900s. After nearly 20 years of difficult labor a…

9 Simple Superfoods with Powerful Health Benefits

Everybody wants to eat the right foods, but sometimes planning full out meals can be a bit overwhelming. Here are 10 simple superfoods that will give your immune system that extra boost you need for your busy workday.

Blueberries The go-to berry for brain health, blueberries contain powerful antioxidants that shield the body from oxidative stress. A recent study in the Nutrition journal showed that a short-term blueberry diet increased aging animal's object memory. Blueberries are also rich in gallic acid. Gallic acid is a known killer of cancer cells.
Quinoa This power grain contains 8 grams of protein in every 1 cooked cup. Aside from having a ridiculous amount of protein compared to other grains, quinoa is high in fiber, gluten free, and contains all the essential amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks for protein in your body. They also help store and transport essential nutrients in the body.

Easy to cultivate in various climates and less destructive to the environ…