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How To Train For High-Altitude Hiking

So you have noticed the elevation information in my hiking guides and maybe wondering why do I need this information and what am I supposed to do with it? Simply, I am trying to share if it is a high-altitude hike or not. Hiking at 8,000 to 12,000 feet above sea level is considered high-altitude

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#TrailTip Tuesday: High Altitude Hiking

When you hike in the high altitude (5,000 to 11,500 feet (1,524 to 3,505.2 m) above sea level), your body has to work harder. At higher altitudes, the air is thinner. There is less available oxygen and it becomes more difficult to breathe. However, the level of sensitivity to the high altitude is different from

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#TrailTip Tuesday: Overheating

It might be still snowing in Minnesota in April but here in Southern California, it’s already getting too warm for hiking with dogs when the sun is at the highest. I am already carrying Xena’s cooling vest, Swamp Cooler, in my backpack. Another item I carry during warmer months is a light cotton bandana. A

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