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Everybody outside. In the Tough Mother Outdoor Guide, we promise to keep things simple and deliver reliable, no-nonsense advice and heartfelt articles on how to enjoy the outdoors. See you out there.
Prepare for hiking adventures in the snow with Columbia’s guide to winter hiking.
Hiking
Everything You Need to Know About Hiking in the Snow

Prepare for hiking adventures in the snow with Columbia’s guide to winter hiking.

Learn how to become a more ethical hiker with our quick-guide to Leave No Trace principles.
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Leave No Trace: Rules for Hiking Ethics and Etiquette

Learn how to become a more ethical hiker with our quick-guide to Leave No Trace principles.

Whether you’re a beginner hiker or a trail expert, here’s a packing checklist for your next day hike.
Hiking
What to Wear Hiking: 10 Essentials to Pack

Whether you’re a beginner hiker or a trail expert, here’s a packing checklist for your next day hike.

Ever wonder why some hikers carry poles on the trails? Learn more about the benefits of using hiking pole on your next adventure.
Hiking
The Benefits of Hiking Poles: Do You Really Need Them?

Ever wonder why some hikers carry poles on the trails? Learn more about the benefits of using hiking pole on your next adventure.

Before you head out into the wilderness, learn and practice these 4 wilderness survival skills.
Hiking
4 Wilderness Survival Skills You Can Practice in Your Backyard

Before you head out into the wilderness, learn and practice these 4 wilderness survival skills.

Discover the adventure and fun of rainy-day hiking with Columbia Sportswear's pro-tips and a list of gear you will need for a hike in the rain.
Hiking
Tips for Hiking in the Rain

Discover the adventure and fun of rainy-day hiking with Columbia Sportswear's pro-tips and a list of gear you will need for a hike in the rain.

Planning a group trek with people with disabilities or a one-on-one adventure? Learn more about how to plan a hike for people with adaptive needs from the experts.
Hiking
How To Choose an Accessible Hike

Planning a group trek with people with disabilities or a one-on-one adventure? Learn more about how to plan a hike for people with adaptive needs from the experts.

As the foliage starts to drop, hiking trails morph into magical wonderlands. Here are 6 facts about the science behind the changing of the leaves.
Hiking
The Colors Of Fall: 6 Fun Facts For Your Autumn Hikes

As the foliage starts to drop, hiking trails morph into magical wonderlands. Here are 6 facts about the science behind the changing of the leaves.

If you’re wondering how to choose between hiking pants and leggings, read our easy guide to help you make the right decision.
Hiking
Hiking Pants vs Leggings: How To Choose?

If you’re wondering how to choose between hiking pants and leggings, read our easy guide to help you make the right decision.

It’s easier to enjoy a nature hike when your feet are comfortable — that’s why we’ve put together an easy guide to break in your hiking footwear.
Hiking
How To Break In Hiking Boots

It’s easier to enjoy a nature hike when your feet are comfortable — that’s why we’ve put together an easy guide to break in your hiking footwear.

Looking for something to do with Mom this Mother’s Day? Why not soak up the natural beauty of a wildflower hike? Here are eight of the best wildflower hikes in the U.S.
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Mother’s Day Activities - Wildflower Hikes

Looking for something to do with Mom this Mother’s Day? Why not soak up the natural beauty of a wildflower hike? Here are eight of the best wildflower hikes in the U.S.

During lockdown, gym rats discovered hiking as exercise. Now they say they’re never going back. Learn the benefits of exercising outdoors over working out at the gym.
Hiking
In A Post-Quarantine World, Nature Is The New Gym

During lockdown, gym rats discovered hiking as exercise. Now they say they’re never going back. Learn the benefits of exercising outdoors over working out at the gym.

Whether you’re a diehard survivalist or a casual weekend warrior, chances are that if you’ve ever done anything remotely outdoorsy, you already know what hiking boots are.
Hiking
Hiking Boots vs Hiking Shoes: The Showdown

Whether you’re a diehard survivalist or a casual weekend warrior, chances are that if you’ve ever done anything remotely outdoorsy, you already know what hiking boots are.

Three adventure-seeking women tell their stories about solo hiking in remote wilderness spaces: the reasons they go, the objections they sometimes get—and why they keep doing it anyway
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A Woman Alone in the Wild: 12 Principles of Solo Hiking

Three adventure-seeking women tell their stories about solo hiking in remote wilderness spaces: the reasons they go, the objections they sometimes get—and why they keep doing it anyway