2020 is here and it’s time to get outside and explore. Before you do, check out these five must read hiking articles that you may have missed in 2019.

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Hiking Skill Levels

A guide to hiking skill levels – what type of hiker are you? From beginner, advanced, and expert, where do you fit in on the hiking spectrum? This short guide can help you decide what type of hikes to try.

Southern California Hiking Challenges, Monserate Mountain Hiking Trail Guide

2020 So. Cal. Hiking Challenges

The updated version to the 2019 Southern California Hiking Challenges. From The border to Los Angeles, this guide features eight different Southern California Hiking Challenges to try in 2020.

Hiking and Rhabdomyolysis

An intro guide on hiking and rhabdomyolysis. This under-talked about topic touches on what can happen when over-exertion and dehydration can lead to a life threatening condition called rhabdomyolysis.

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The Stinging Nettle Guide

This widespread plant in North America and shoot off tiny spicules into the skin and case anything from hives to a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis. This guide covers how to identify stinging nettle, symptoms it causes, and how to treat allergies caused by this plant.

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Social Media and America’s National Parks

Is social media ruining America’s National Parks? Many people would argue yes. Some other people might say that the responsibility lies with the individual. This article makes a compelling case for the role that social media plays when it comes to environmental destruction.