Hiking with Shawn Blog

Welcome to the official Hiking with Shawn Blog, where you can find my trail guides, gear reviews, and more! I try to post a few times a week! Please feel free to share my posts and leave a comment!

Hiking with Shawn Blog: Latest Posts

The latest posts from Hiking with Shawn!

27 Hiking Tips for Beginner Hikers

27 Hiking Tips for Beginner Hikers

27 Hiking Tips for Beginner HikersHere are 27 essential hiking tips aimed at beginner hikers. If you’re new to hiking and want to make the best out of a hiking experience, this article is definitely for you. I’ve been hiking most of my life, but I got into serious...

Shawnee National Forest Backpacking Guide

Shawnee National Forest Backpacking Guide

Shawnee National Forest Backpacking GuideIf you’re reading this, chances are you’re looking for Shawnee National Forest backpacking information – and it looks like you found the right place for that information. With nearly 300,000-acres, there are a lot of areas in...

Hiking with Shawn Trail Guides

Free and detailed trail guides for navigating the Shawnee National Forest, State Parks, and Beyond!

Hiking with Shawn Gear Reviews

Check out my hiking, biking, and outdoor recreation related gear reviews.

Oboz Waterproof Hiking Boots Review

Oboz Waterproof Hiking Boots Review

Oboz Waterproof Hiking Boots ReviewSince I’ve recently purchased my second pair of Oboz waterproof hiking boots, I figured that was a good time to create a review for it. I’ve used these new Oboz Mid Bridger waterproof hiking boots for a few months and those before...

MPG Cycling Shorts Review

MPG Cycling Shorts Review

MPG Cycling Shorts ReviewYes, I am a Cyclist... I've been an adult cyclist since 2012 after realizing that I was 300 pounds of fat and laziness. I would become out of breath bending down to tie my own shoes - no joke! So I got a bicycle and started riding every other...

Hiking with Shawn Blog Posts

My latest posts about the Shawnee National Forest, state parks, and beyond!

27 Hiking Tips for Beginner Hikers

27 Hiking Tips for Beginner Hikers

27 Hiking Tips for Beginner HikersHere are 27 essential hiking tips aimed at beginner hikers. If you’re new to hiking and want to make the best out of a hiking experience, this article is definitely for you. I’ve been hiking most of my life, but I got into serious...

Shawnee National Forest Backpacking Guide

Shawnee National Forest Backpacking Guide

Shawnee National Forest Backpacking GuideIf you’re reading this, chances are you’re looking for Shawnee National Forest backpacking information – and it looks like you found the right place for that information. With nearly 300,000-acres, there are a lot of areas in...

Hiking with Shawn Patreon Posts

Premium blog posts only available to Patreon Members. Learn more at My Patreon Page.

Apps Hiking with Shawn Uses

Apps Hiking with Shawn Uses

Apps Hiking with Shawn UsesHowdy Patreon Supporters! In this exclusive Patreon-member only article, I’ll be going over each of the apps Hiking with Shawn uses on my phone and what I use it for. This will be apps Hiking with Shawn uses on my iPhone of course but I’m...

Hiking Hacks for Patreon Supporters

Hiking Hacks for Patreon Supporters

Hiking Hacks for Patreon SupportersWelcome to another Patreon Exclusive article! In this article, I’ll be focusing on hiking hacks or just tips and tricks to make hiking much easier. Many of these hacks are something I use and have changed hiking for me altogether....

Write for the Hiking with Shawn Blog

I’m always looking for one-time guest bloggers as well as reoccurring guest bloggers. If you’re interested in writing outdoor-related articles for my blog, then I am interested in you. While I will allow you to have a link to a related websites (outdoor related), I don’t allow affiliate links or posts that are commercial in nature from guest bloggers. If you’re just looking for do-follow links, you should definitely look somewhere else. I’m looking for articles about Shawnee National Forest, southern Illinois state parks, local events related to the outdoors, state outdoor topics, and general hiking/biking/outdoor articles. If you’re interesting in writing for my blog on a one-time or regular basis, please Contact Me Today!

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