With your world essentially shrunk to your neighborhood, there’s never been a better time to get out and explore your immediate surroundings. Our coverage in the spring of 2020 has focused on this topic, on how to help you sate your love of adventure — within 10 miles or so from home.
Backpacking is life distilled to the essentials. With everything you need to survive packed securely on your back, life is focused on five necessities: food, water, shelter, sleep, and, most of all, adventure. Adventure, after all, is the very reason you decided to place your essentials on your back.
GetHiking! is designed to get you out on the trail, discovering North Carolina’s diverse natural areas on foot. We provide tips on the gear you need to get started, and we offer various programs taking you into the woods.
Hiking the Mountains-to-Sea Trail at Falls Lake.