January 11, 2018

NOTE: This post was originally posted on June 12 2015.

It can feel a bit overwhelming the first time you tackle a “real” mountain. There is a BIG difference between hikes around town and actually spend...

November 1, 2017

Road Trips are a great way to visit places in the United States that you might not otherwise get to see. There are a lot of cities that don’t have an airport, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t worth v...

September 15, 2017

Everyone’s idea of a great backpacking trip is different. Some people like to get away from things and seek solitude and others want to spend quality time with a significant other. We encourage you t...

August 24, 2017

There are items that we want on the trail and items that we need. We try and make a distinction of those items so that when we pack for a hiking adventure we know what to pack first and then what we c...

July 20, 2017

Iceland has become a very popular destination in recent years for travelers and adventurers alike. We recently visited and understand what all the hype is about.  Of course, we had to stop at some of...

May 26, 2017

Here at Happy People Hike, we try to make things easier for those who love the outdoors. That is why we love sharing great tips or tricks for easier hiking.

April 21, 2017

Continuing to get Outdoors

The same pretty much applies to all of the categories for this week's blog.  You have prepared, found a trail and now you just need to continue what you love. For some, getti...

March 23, 2017

Spring arrived this week and we are pretty excited!  One of the things we love about living in Michigan is the very distinctive seasons that we experience. Winter was great (I hear that grumbling!), b...

February 22, 2017

You may or may not have heard of Grand Rapids, MI.  Well this is where we call home and we couldn’t be happier about it.  Michigan has a lot of great things to offer Outdoor Enthusiasts and while some...

January 11, 2017

NOTE: We origianlly published this post on January 11th 2017, but always think it is a good reminder during the winter months.

This time of year I read a lot of articles or blog posts about how to pre...

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