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Hiking Maps Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Hiking Maps.

Hike Yourself Fit

I was watching a rerun of "Sex and the City" the other night, in which Carrie is visiting a new boyfriend, David. They’re enjoying a nice picnic on the grassy hillside, and David mentions that there are beautiful hiking trails all aro...  Read more

Important Safety Tips for Outdoor Runners and Walkers

Two weeks ago while I was out for a five-mile run on a busy street in my neighborhood, I saw another runner coming at me. While I was running facing the oncoming traffic, she was running with the flow of traffic. I always run against the flow of...  Read more

Top 10 Things You'd Be Surprised You Can Do at SparkPeople

With thousands of features on the site and new ones launching every day, it's easy to miss some here and there. It's not unusual to hear a long-time member say "I never knew SparkPeople had this!" and sometimes, it refers to a featu...  Read more

How to Overcome Any Excuse Not to Exercise

Most people begin a new fitness program with great intentions and lots of motivation--only to find both waning within a few weeks. The realities of work, school, social and family demands overwhelm the desire to get fit, and exercise gets puts on the...  Read more

Declare Your Independence from the Gym

It's an excuse many of us have heard or even said ourselves: I want to get fit, but I can't afford a gym membership. While a health club can be a fantastic place to work out, it's not the only way to get fit. In fact, you can enjoy a vari...  Read more

Ladies - Bathrooms on Long Hikes?
Updated 7/21/2014 12:30:38 PM

I've been taking extra long hikes (for me) about once a week now, and I'm prone to migraines when I get dehydrated so I'm always sure to bring a few huge bottles of water. So... my problem... I ALWAYS end up having to pee really really badly by...  Read more

Hiking
Updated 7/21/2014 3:10:38 AM

I went for a hike today. The trail is considered moderately difficult. I only did part of the trail today since I had to meet a few people. So, I did 4.57 miles in 1 hour and 58 minutes (119 minutes) and the climb (or elevation change) was 872 feet....  Read more

what IS cross country hiking??
Updated 7/14/2014 8:35:03 PM

I just went for a 45 minute hike with my kids. there was a lot of hills and uneven terrain. Is that cross country?? I had NO weight on my back (besides a 5 minute piggy back to a 40 pound 3 year old boy :)...  Read more

Achy knees, should I still hike? Other cardio?
Updated 7/8/2014 9:03:12 AM

Hi everyone! I did a really good strength training workout yesterday. I have some typical muscle soreness, but my knees are achy. I was really hoping to do a hike today - at least an hour but maybe more with some elevation gain. I've never ha...  Read more

Question about the Mapping Your Route
Updated 7/10/2014 8:13:11 PM

When mapping my route, the line doesn't follow the road. Why not? It is using Google Maps and I can go the Google Maps and the blue line actually follows the roadway. On SP, I have to click in the middle of a bend, or beginning, middle and end of...  Read more

Treasure map for health

306Exercise goals in pictures on my treasure map for health...  Read more

Prevent Wet Phone & Pedometer

Tip: Ever get caught in rain/snow/sleet? Take a few small plastic sandwich bags when you go on your walk, hike, sporting event...great prevention for anyone of any age who might be at risk for a wet phone/pedometer from wet pockets!! Easier than ric...  Read more

Let's go Hiking

People who want to get out into nature and explore the world through hiking, backpacking, walking, biking, or anything else that helps us get in touch with nature and achieve our goals....  Read more

10 Things to Take On a Spring Hike

Last Sunday, I reveled in the first day of spring by going for a hike at a nearby park. It was sunny and 60 degrees—perfect hiking weather! I'm always a little nervous when I hit the trail by myself because you never know what could happen....  Read more

Stuff We Love: The Garmin Forerunner

Back in September 2009, I reviewed the Nike Plus sport band. Back then, I wasn't a serious runner. Running was a casual thing I did because I thought it was a good workout—not something I actually liked doing or looked forward to. When I re...  Read more