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Summer is great time of the season. Yet, if you are one of those people who have problems with your feet, it can ruin your fun. Avoid foot problems all together by wrapping your feet in a layer of Merino wool sock protection.Instead of slipping on a pair of athletic socks that can trap moisture, cause odor and increase the likelihood of chaffing, try a pair of Merino Wool socks!You may be saying to yourself, “Isn’t wool for winter?” Merino wool is a year around fabric that fights moisture, odor, regulates body heat and naturally fights foot bacteria.Merino wool is...

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The state of Colorado spans diverse scenery of arid desert, river canyons and snow-covered Rocky Mountains. As one of the most beautiful states in North America, it is full of gorgeous hiking trails for hikers of all levels. With 42 state parks, 12 national parks and monuments, 13 national forests and grasslands and 58 peaks that rise more than 14,000 feet above sea level, Colorado is not short of great hiking opportunities! All the various state and national parks offer endless options for novice or experienced hikers. Each visitor center provides excellent trail maps and advice for all levels. Here...

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Whether you’re an outdoor buff preparing for a backpacking expedition or you’re just planning to spend a nice day outside, it is essential to be mindful of your clothing before you start hiking, especially during cold weather months. Weather conditions change quickly in the outdoors, and body temperatures can drop very fast. When your body loses more heat than it produces, resulting in your temperature to drop below 95 °F (35 °C), it causes hypothermia which is a life-threatening condition. One way to prevent hypothermia is to ensure that you have proper clothing before heading out on a hike. It starts with the materials...

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Whether you’re planning a big trekking adventure or you’re just interested in a small hike, preparation for a fun experience is key. We recommend paying attention to the following three elements when preparing for a hike: Legs & abs: your leg muscles will carry you through the long walks and your core will support your back. With this combination you will be ready to go for a long haul. Lungs & heart: they both need to be in good shape in order to give your body enough oxygen to stay the course. Clothing & gear: your feet need to be...

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