Nothing beats a beautiful fall day along with the fresh cold air and beautiful color as the tree leaves begin to turn their oranges, reds, and yellow, to provide us with the beautiful sights and feel of Autumn. This is my favorite time to of year to get outdoors and enjoy the cooler weather as we shake off our summer, and take in all of the beautiful sights. It is cold on the outside, but warms my inside. And, what better way to do this than a good old fashioned hike to get to walk along the trails and experience this change in foilage first hand?Whether your hiking experience is that of a beginner or an expert, I hope you find the products below useful for your trip. You can also find a full line of hiking gear and accessories on the Hiking Collection page. Hiking BootsThe single most important thing you will need for your trip is good quality hiking boots. A really great pair of men’s hiking boots, is the Men’s Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof Hiking Boots made by Columbia. These boots are amazing as their reviews state, take a look for yourself. The boots are priced right, well under $100. For the best in women’s hiking boots, we also recommend the Women’s Columbia Newton Ridge Plus Waterproof Hiking Boots. Both are waterproof, and made with full length Techlite™ midsoles that provide cushioning, support, and shock absorption, while the Omni-Grip® high traction, non-marking rubber compound outsoles provide the ultimate in stable footing to keep your feet steady on your hike. Men’s Waterproof Hiking Boots•Columbia Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof Hiking Boots for Men•Timberland Mt. Maddsen Mid Waterproof Hiking Boots for Men•KEEN Targhee II Mid Waterproof Hiking Boots for Men•Merrell Reflex All Leather Mid Waterproof Hiking Boots for MenWomen’s Waterproof Hiking Boots•Columbia Newton Ridge Plus Waterproof Amped Waterproof Hiking Boots for Ladies•Columbia Newton Ridge Plus Waterproof Hiking Boots for Ladies•Timberland Norwood Mid Waterproof Hiking Boots for Ladies•Ariat Terrain H2O Waterproof Endurance Hiking Boots for LadiesHiking PantsAdd some flexible high performance hiking pants like the Men’s Ascend Hiking Pants, or the Ascend Stretch Woven Trail Pants for the Ladies, and you’re all set. I like to wear the flexible pants when hiking to give me more freedom of movement and a more relaxed comfortable fit. Comfortable And Flexible Hiking Pants For Men•Simms Midweight Core Pants for Men•Ascend Hiking Pants for Men•Bob Timberlake 5-Pocket Flex Pants for Men•The North Face Motion Pants for MenComfortable And Flexible Hiking Pants For Women•Columbia Place to Place Pants for Ladies•Natural Reflections Women’s 4Most Dry Plus Pants for Ladies•Ascend Stretch Trail Roll-Up Pants for Ladies•Ascend Stretch Woven Trail Pants for LadiesNow what to do with your snacks, drinks and hiking gear. I recommend you get yourself a nice little handy hiking pack, like the Osprey Skarab 30 Hydration Backpack to carry all your stuff. This rucksack style pack features a classic bucket-style design with two large zip side pockets, a ventilated AirScape back panel, and you can stay hydrated with a sternum strap designed with a magnetic bite valve that’s attached to a dedicated compartment that houses an Osprey Hydraulics® LT 2.5L reservoir. For the younger hikers, give them their own lightweight pack with the kid’s Osprey Daylite Hiking Backpack. Hiking Backpacks•Osprey Skarab 30 Hydration Backpack•Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Backpack•Osprey Sirrus 24 Backpack for Ladies•Osprey Renn 50 BackpackHiking Accessories Next, let’s talk about accessories. A good hiking staff helps stabilize the hike on unstable or slopey mountain sides. The Kelty's Strider Hiking Staff provides you with stable footing confidence over rough or slippery terrain and folds up nicely so that you can store it or carry it easily. And protect yourself from getting lost on your hike with the Cammenga 3H Tritium Compass. This popular selling compass provides self-illumination and can determine the location of a terrain feature or follow a course. It’s pretty amazing. Hiking Staffs and Trekking Poles•Modern of Marshfield Whitetail Ridge Theater Group Recliner•Best Home Furnishings Beast Furniture Collection Power Lift Recliner•Best Home Furnishings Beast Furniture Collection Power Rocker ReclinerHiking Compass to Keep Your Bearings•Cammenga 3H Tritium Compass•Brunton TruArc 7 Mirrored Compass•Brunton TruArc 5 Base Plate Compass•Brunton TruArc 15 CompassWearable Technology - Great for HikingStaying in touch with your hiking partners is great in case you get separated. I like to have wearable electronics so that I don’t have to carry any extra weight with me. The Cobra ACT220B Chat Tag Rock Hands Free 12-Mile Wearable Walkie Talkie 2-Pack Set is perfect for this. No extra added weight, and it’s always with you. Another nice hiking accessory is the Garmin Instinct Wearable GPS to track where you have been on your hike, in case you need to trace your steps back if you lose your bearings and don’t want to risk getting lost. It comes in several great colors to choose from. Wearable Technology•Garmin Instinct Wearable GPS•Cobra ACT220B Chat Tag Rock Hands Free Wearable Walkie Talkie SetSo, grab your self some cool new hiking gear, some great new stylish hiking clothes, hiking boots, and hiking backpacks, and get into the outdoors where you can enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Fall landscape. It is the ultimate way to take a deep breath of all of the fresh air, and decompress from the daily grind. It truly is amazing, you won’t be disappointed.Disclosure: This post is brought to you by the Mendenhall Outdoors team. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. 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