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Hiking Trekking

For those with an interest in hiking & trekking, Hokkaido offers nearly unlimited terrain with well maintained trails in pristine natural conditions. Unlike the rest of Japan, Hokkaido’s low population density results in uncrowded paths, campsites and mountain accommodation. We guide all levels of hiking & trekking tours in Hokkaido – from forest walks to 2 week summit marathons…

Microplastics found in remote glaciers for the first time and came from hiking gear, say scientists

There could be 162 million plastic particles across the entire Forni glacier40 per cent may have blown over from nearby settlements and towns and cities The other 40 per cent likely came from outdoor clothing made for harsh climatesThe only way to avoid this is to only wear natural cotton and wood, say scientists  Microplastics have…

Say Goodbye To Stress With A 20-minute Walk In Nature

If you’re feeling stressed, spending some time in nature might help, according to a new report. Researchers from the University of Michigan recently conducted a study, published in Frontiers in Psychology, to determine the association between nature and stress hormone levels. For the assessment, they asked a group of adults to take “nature pills,” or…

Health: Walking In Nature Season Begins Saturday, April 13

The simple act of walking, especially in nature, can improve your physical and mental health. This is why the Lake County Forest Preserves, the Lake County Health Department and NorthShore University HealthSystem have teamed up to bring “Rx for Health: Walking in Nature” to the community. Residents are invited to attend nine free walking tours…

The Global Hydration Pack Market Is Expected To Grow With A CAGR Of 5.9% From 2019 To 2024

The future of the hydration pack market looks promising with opportunities in outdoor activities such as trekking, hiking, cycling, and running. The global hydration pack market is expected to grow with a CAGR of 5.9% from 2019 to 2024. The major growth drivers for this market are increasing outdoor recreational activities, growing disposable income, and…