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On the Trail


Equipment Checklist

Essentials only.  Pack light.

Follow a checklist.

Climbing gear for hiking on rustic wooden boards

Our Favorite Recipes

Food needs to serve as fuel that gets you started, keep you going and help you recover.

Granola Bars

Backpack Selection & Fitting

Selecting the right pack is one of the most important decisions you will make when gearing up for a trip.


Where to Go

Day hike or overnight, there are endless trails to explore.

Hiking with Poles

 SGO hosts sharing their advice and resources



Your backpack must fit correctly.  Select one that matches your body style.  Here are my favorite brands of backpacks.



Share your adventures.  Store the memories.  I relive my outdoor experiences using different phone apps. 



Essential gear are important to carry in the backpack on any outdoor adventure. When I head to the field, I always pack along my lifestraw for an emergency need of water.

Straw Filters

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