|Join the Hiking Club...
The hiking club is a great place for you
to meet good people, go on great hikes and river trips, see the Southwest,
and enjoy Flagstaff. The club has gone to places such as Zion, Canyonlands,
Hot Springs, Sedona, and the San Juan River. So come to a meeting
and see what we are all about.
Club meetings are held every Monday at 7pm. We are
currently meeting in the Upstairs Union in Room Walnut B.
There are plenty of national parks within a few hours
Gear is available for rent from the NAU
Rec Center, through NAU Outdoors as well as Four Seasons Outfitters.
Look around and see what you need so you can get out there.
A more comfortable Backpack...
One thing that I hear all the time from backpackers
is "my backpack is so heavy. One important thing to remember
with your pack is that you need to carry it up on your illiac crest
and not down on your hips. The illiac crest is your hip bone on the
side of your body. This is important because it puts all of the weight
form your backpack on your skeletal structure and not on you muscles.
Another thing to help you get a more... comfortable backpack is knowing
how to correctly pack the weight in the bag. This will make a huge
difference the next time you go out into the woods.
to Check Out...
Check out the new Helpful Info page, it's full of great
information on hiking other areas, local guide books, camping tips
and help for finding new gear.
With The hot Arizona Summer quickly approaching it's important to know a little about dehydration more...
Winter is always around the bend and snow or shine here in Flagstaff it's
important to know what to do about hypothermia.
One of the most problematic injuries for hikers is the blister on
the foot. Make sure that you know how to deal with blisters before
you get them.
RedRocks National Park