Entries by Martin Miller, Volunteer Chair- Xtreme Hike

Hiker’s trail Etiquette

Here is a great reminder article about hiking trail etiquette from Patrick Allen The Hiker’s Guide to Trail Etiquette Patrick Allan Yesterday 3:00pm Filed to: ETIQUETTE 29.9K 1167 Hikers trudge along the popular Maroon Bells hiking trail outside Aspen, Colorado. Photo: Patrick Allan It might feel like there aren’t any rules out in the great outdoors, […]

How many calories do you burn when hiking with a backpack?

Hiking is hard when you add some elevation to it.  How about when you add a heavy backpack? The Ultimate Backpacking Calorie Estimator from -Alex Hutchinson Jun 6, 2018 https://www.outsideonline.com/2317016/why-perfectionists-get-more-shin-splints Military researchers have spent years calculating the energy cost of hauling a pack in various conditions. Here’s how to use what they’ve found. In a special […]

Fun Training Hikes

Xtreme Hike DC Metro is a group of people that love getting together to hiking some of the most scenic trails in the DC Metro throughout the year. This group is also used for people that train for an event called Xtremehike- Supported by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation- which is a one-day charity hike that […]

Why We Hike?

There is no cure for Cystic Fibrosis and at present, the average life expectancy of someone living with CF is around 37 to 38 years of age. While this is a sobering statistic, many CF patients are far exceeding that average, thanks to advancements in physical therapy protocols and medications targeted at fostering lung health. […]