National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) offers a variety of courses for wilderness medicine, including Wilderness First Aid (WFA), Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA), Wilderness First Responder (WFR), and Wilderness EMT (WEMT) courses. Each has its differences and advantages. Read to help decide which course is best for you!
A classic hike in New England, I finally crossed the Franconia Ridge Trail off my hiking bucket list with Nichole! We were blessed with a beautiful day, albeit a wee bit windy, and minimal people encountered. With 9 miles and >4K of elevation gain, this hike is some effort, but well worth the reward for bagging two more of the New Hampshire 48–Mount Lincoln and Mount Lafayette!
Ready for the adult, outdoorsy version of the “going on a picnic” game?! Here it is! This is the essential A to Z list of everything you need for your next camping trip! Keep in mind, certain seasons and locations will have more specific needs, but this is a great place to start for the essentials! Whether you’re planning your first camping trip or a seasoned camper, let this be a little reminder of how to best be prepared! I am curious – what else would you add to the list?
We got mountain high on Mount Watitic (1,832 feet) on 4/20 in Northern Massachusetts. It’s an easy drive from Boston and great for early-season hiking or when the higher summits have less-than-ideal weather. We did a total of 4 miles and <1000 feet of gain (745 feet). Lots to explore in the area!