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 one megawatt hour (or one million watts!) of renewable energy credits to offset the carbon footprint... Read more.
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 Last updated: September 19, 2014
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 Last updated: July 21, 2014
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 Last updated: April 28, 2014
On Saturday April 16th, Nature Valley and the National Parks Conservation Association teamed up behind Hollywood leading man Josh Holloway to restore an area outside Joshua Tree National Park. Josh Holloway, formerly known as Sawyer on ABC's Lost, pitched in with local volunteers and marines to improve an area that is intended to eventually become part of Joshua Tree... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: December 4, 2014