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Our Digital Courses are all FREE and are created to safely help you get out on the trail. Search a specific topic, start from the top and work down, however your learn we encourage you to explore our course library before you explore the trail.

SoCal Snow Basics Clinics, Update

SoCal Snow Basics Clinics, Update

SoCal Snow Basics Clinics, Update, 1/31/23: In case you’re curious, this has been the process of assessing and creating this new snow safety course for the greater hiking and thru-hiking community in Southern California: With all the snow from multiple...
Snow Basics Clinics Announced

Snow Basics Clinics Announced

It’s official…Snow Basics Clinics will be offered in Southern California for 2023! Mountain Education, Inc., will be offering fourteen (14), 1-day, snow-hiking safety clinics on Saturdays from February to June! If you are a summer hiker and would like to learn how to...
Welcome to Mountain Education for 2023!

Welcome to Mountain Education for 2023!

We’re Back! Storms are bashing the western United States with tons of rain and snow, then coating the rest of the country with blizzards and sheets of ice. Long-distance “thru-hikers” have finally received the “green light” of their epic start dates and are feverishly...
The Pacific Crest Trail

The Pacific Crest Trail

Why? How? Explain!” It’s been almost 50 years since my PCT thru-hike in 1974 changed my life by just walking its length. Due to that revelation, I’ve tried to reach out to others over the years to help them find what I found along this glorious and...
Wilderness Relationship

Wilderness Relationship

Through a long-distance hiker’s pictures, observations, and wilderness awareness come valuable and important vignettes into the world of backpacking and all the miraculous benefits it offers the human heart and spirit. This picture catches my attention because...
Trailside, “Black” Bear Encounters

Trailside, “Black” Bear Encounters

I’ve had three encounters over the years that went down exactly like this. On my part, I just stood there, “got big,” and made a lot of noise, while each bear walked toward me, after a great deal of reluctance and immediate searching of the trailside...