Category Archives: HIking

10 unique places in North America to hike in 2018

If your New Year’s resolution is to be more active, check out these picturesque North American parks with amazing hiking trails: The Grand Canyon, Arizona: Climb 4,500 feet in 9.5 miles (but be sure to rest for 15 mins every hour) Arches National Park, Utah: Hike to see the stunning naturally formed rock arch in […]

Brutal Outdoor Races You Need To Try If You’re An Extremist!

The local hikes and runs are just not cutting it for you. You’ve done the Tough Mudder and done marathons twice over. Whether it be brutal climates or insane difficulty these races are sure to get you out of your comfort zone, challenge you and make you feel proud to reach the finish line. We […]

Best fall hikes in North America

  At Ironlace, we love adventures. We love the great outdoors and love getting our shoes dirty. In honour of the beautiful fall weather, we’ve rounded up some of the best fall hikes in North America. So if you happen to be in the area, be sure to bring your hikers and explore. Manitoba: Grey […]

Exercises to Improve Your Hike

  While we all think of hiking as being exercise, doing a few different exercises before the hike to prepare your body will make hiking a more enjoyable way to get fit. It’s preconditioning your body to prepare it for the bigger activity you’re looking forward to. You’ll find the hike easier and will be […]

Less Noise Makes for a Better Hunting Experience

Anyone who hunts has told the story about the animal in their sights that bolted from the slightest movement or the whisper of a sleeve rubbing against their jacket. It’s frustrating, but there are ways to reduce the amount of noise and make for a more positive hunt. 1. Start early. Really early. Get to […]

The Importance of Fire Safety

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At this time of year, it’s only natural to want to hit the trails for some camping and hiking. The outdoors provide a great escape from urban life, give opportunities for exercise and allow time and space to share and reflect with those we care about in a relaxed setting. Let’s keep it relaxed and […]

A Salute to the Quad Riders Association of BC

In a random web search to find some fun, I came upon the Quad Riders Association of BC website. Wow, what a great organization! They feature a wide range of events of their own and of ATV clubs throughout the province that are affordable, family-friendly and fun. There are four events featured in June and […]

Picking the Right Shoe for Outdoors

Spending a lot of time outdoors means your everyday runners or basic hiking boot won’t last and certainly won’t be comfortable for hardcore outdoor adventures. For those who spend more time outside than in and do so in all kinds of weather, finding the right footwear (you’ve already found the right laces) is essential. So […]