Month: June 2017

What is a Hiking Stick?

What is a Hiking Stick?

A hiking stick can be a useful tool for any hiker looking for greater stability while out on the trail. Hikers and backpackers can choose from pre-made, hand-crafted walking sticks, to high-tech trekking poles, to simply finding a suitable stick along the side of the trail. What is a Hiking Stick? A hiking stick is a piece of wood that someone can use while hiking along a trail. It should be about as high as your shoulders, and the diameter of the stick should be no thicker than your wrist. The stick should be able to support your weight, and…

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Hiking Little Falls in Spring Mountain National Recreation Area

Hiking Little Falls in Spring Mountain National Recreation Area

A typical day at the end of summer in Las Vegas will often reach 100 degrees, but the temperature at the end of Kyle Canyon will be in the 60s. The water coming off the falls is much cooler and the slot canyon that is hiked to reach the falls is almost always in the shadow. The temperature at the base of the falls is a comfortable 55 degrees. The temperature change, the beginning of the fall colors, the bright yellow wildflowers, and the bright sunshine make this short hike a pleasant break from the work at home, yet allow…

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