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!

The Ten Hiking Essentials for Every Hiker

The Ten Hiking Essentials for Every Hiker

The Ten Hiking Essentials for Every HikerAre you using the ten hiking essentials every time you go for a hike? If you’re not, you should be. These essentials are there to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable hiking experience. A lot of things can happen on even a...

Hiking with Shawn Trail Guides

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

Indian Point Trail Guide

Indian Point Trail Guide

Indian Point Trail GuideIndian Point Trail, or the Backpackers Trailhead, is a short trail within Garden of the Gods Wilderness in the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois. This is a popular hiking and overnight backpacking trail used throughout the year. This...

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!

The Ten Hiking Essentials for Every Hiker

The Ten Hiking Essentials for Every Hiker

The Ten Hiking Essentials for Every HikerAre you using the ten hiking essentials every time you go for a hike? If you’re not, you should be. These essentials are there to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable hiking experience. A lot of things can happen on even a...

Hiking with Shawn Patreon Posts

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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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