The inReach Explorer is very handy device for backcountry travelers. The Explorer is an SOS beacon, a global satellite communicator, and a full-function GPS navigator all in one. The SOS function (which with any luck you won't have to use) puts you in touch with emergency services. Other device features will enhance the rest of your trip. Because it's a navigator, you... Read more.
At hikespeak.com, we love the outdoors. We love hiking through clean air and camping beneath a clear sky of stars. For this reason, we are proud to give something back to the environment.With the help of the green-friendly gurus at Better World Energy, we have acquired renewable energy certificates to offset the carbon footprint of this website. Because most... Read more.
By: hikespeak Published: December 23, 2011 Last updated: May 29, 2015 Image:
As dependent as we have become on smartphones, there are still some corners of California, like Yosemite Valley, where data coverage does not reach. This is a probably a good thing, but it is still handy to have fast information at your fingertips while visiting Yosemite National Park. At its core, Chimani's Yosemite National Park app is a park guide enhanced with a GPS... Read more.
By: hikespeak Published: May 18, 2011 Last updated: September 19, 2014 Image:
For the last year and a half, an immense area of the San Gabriel Mountains has been off limits. Now it's back! Incredible news from the US Forest Service who announced:Effective May 16,  the Angeles National Forest will reopen about half of the areas that have been closed due to the Station Fire.Hikers have battled stunning crowds in pockets of the forest... Read more.
By: hikespeak Published: May 15, 2011 Last updated: February 24, 2015 Image:
You don't always need to look fashionable when you're hiking, but in Los Angeles you never know who you might meet on the trail. Consider adding a comfortable trendy hiking shirt from Adayak to your wardrobe. Their shirts come in a variety of colors and outdoor themed prints. They have shirts designed for rafting, hiking, fishing, climbing, camping, and biking. In... Read more.
By: hikespeak Published: April 24, 2011 Last updated: April 28, 2014 Image: