Plan a fun and safe hiking trip with a little help from this REI infographic. The illustrated map gives you a bird's-eye view of the United States' 11 National Scenic Trails which measure more than 18,753 miles combined. #Hiking #Camping

For the backpacking beardsmen out there.

43 Hidden Hikes to Try This Summer

West coast, Must-do road trips in the US. Includes suggested routes and sites.

The different types of #backpacks and how to choose one for camping, hiking, or rock climbing. http://www.outdoorblueprint.com/outfit/backpacks

23 Simple And Essential Hiking Hacks #Travel #HotTipsTravel

An Appalachian Trail packing list Infographic... 10 things you need! #hiking #outdoors #camping

Make your drive cross country a trip you'll never forget! Routes by travel time, popular landmarks and attractions, distance and more.

We see people on trails all the time carrying nothing but a small water bottle. Did you know there are actually ten essentials for survival that you are expected to carry in the backcountry? These essentials are supposed to apply even for short day hikes. Below, I’ve analyzed them as daypack essentials, with suggestions for what is necessary, what isn’t, and some small extras you can add to ward off many disasters on the trail.

The Tent Commandments

29 Surreal Places In America You Need To Visit Before You Die: This “Stairway to Heaven” is a steep hiking trail that is technically closed to the public, but many people continue to climb despite the “No Trespassing” signs. Sometimes breaking the law is worth it, right?

Don't be prey. Learn where you're likely to encounter N. America's deadliest predators - Backpacker Magazine

Awesome places to see when hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Backpacking Tips and Hacks / Crafted in Carhartt

Visit one of these awesome State Parks this summer!

Road Trip USA- you pick the state and learn about the parks & attractions. So awesome!

Global Tipping Guide

Hiking in Trolltunga, Norway

Need a reason to hike the Appalachian Trail? There are plenty. Sure, it may not be the longest hiking trail in the world anymore, but it still goes through 14 states, six national parks and eight national forests.

25 Gorgeous Hikes You Have to Do in Your Lifetime | Love it! Especially since our summer vacation wrapped up with an awesome family hike at Cooper's Rock... well worth the trip!