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Hiking Hits: Fall Trail Mix

Pocket Ranger®’s seasonal song picks for those who enjoy a little musical accompaniment when hitting the trails.

As we straddle the end of one season and beginning of the next (fall is but a few days away!) it’s not always easy to transition between outdoor activities. Though we many of us might have spent the summer months splashing away on the shoes of our favorite beaches, waterskiing the lengths of our local lakes and recharging with healthy doses of picnicking, grilling and barbecuing, it’s now time to dust off the tents, find your trusty hunting gear and map some fall hikes. Not ready to make the move just yet? Saying no the slew of fun, fall activities that lay ahead will be a little tougher when you’ve got thoughts of running, breaking a sweat and the likes pumping in your ear nonstop—literally. Because music is our number one motivator, our fall trail mix is a grab-bag of hits meant to get you motivated to hit the trails. Hit play, reach for your Pocket Ranger® to mark and share your waypoints, and welcome fall the way nature intended.

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Hiking Hits: The Trail Mix

Pocket Ranger®’s weekly song picks for those who enjoy a little musical accompaniment when hitting the trails.

The general consensus seems to be that the best hiking music is no musical at all. Outdoor purists prefer to enjoy the sounds of nature—trickling streams, leaves rustling, chirping birds, rattle snakes (we kid!). But every now and then we come across a really steep hill or treacherous trail that requires a gnarly guitar riff instead of melodic bird calls. Can you blame us? In the tradition of Pocket Ranger®‘s Hiking Hits past, we asked our followers and our otherwise outdoorsy staff for their favorite song picks. From disco classics submitted from @CooperHawke and The Hiking Diva to Watch the Throne, these are the tunes that get us raring to go, motivate us to reach the summit and keep us sane in the wild.

Check out the rest of this week’s selections to get you breaking a sweat no matter the weather. What songs do you hike to?

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Hiking Hits – Earth Day

Pocket Ranger®’s weekly song picks for those who enjoy a little musical accompaniment when hitting the trails.

With Earth Day having come and gone, hopefully you were able to spend some time in the Dirt doing good for the planet. Most of us have the luxury of never having to wonder Will There Be Enough Water, so we all have to do our part to Heal The World since You Ain’t Alone on this  big beautiful planet of ours.

Check out the rest of this week’s Earth Day themed selections to help  get you breaking a sweat no matter the weather.

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Hiking Hits – Easter/Renewal

Pocket Ranger®’s weekly song picks for those who enjoy a little musical accompaniment when hitting the trails.

Easter Sunday is often remembered as the day when Jesus Walks, but it can also be a day for your own renaissance. You do not have to Rise To The Sun, but as LYF springs up all around us, pretty soon there will be Flowers Everywhere, so become the Creator of your destiny by going for a hike or a ride.

Check out the rest of this week’s Easter themed-selections to help  get you breaking a sweat no matter the weather.

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Hiking Hits – Spring Cleaning

Pocket Ranger®’s weekly song picks for those who enjoy a little musical accompaniment when hitting the trails.

It’s that point in the year when we should Take A Look Around and take stock of our lives by doing some Spring Cleaning. Maybe your New Year’s Resolution fell by the wayside, and now every button is The Hardest Button to Button, or maybe it’s been too cold outside for you to take a hike.  If you start with Cleaning Out Your Closet,  then maybe you will find that tennis racket you have been looking for to help you relieve some Stress. Or maybe you can make a list of the tasks you need to do, and they will all seem easier after Breaking It Up. Throwing away old hiking boots, or washing off your fishing reels can be like a Baptism for your stuff.  Hopefully this playlist will help provide you with Motivation to Hold The Line, and Move On from all the Tribulations of the winter and start your Spring So Fresh and So Clean.

Check out the rest of this week’s Spring Cleaning themed selections to help  get you breaking a sweat no matter the weather.

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Hiking Hits – Vernal Equinox/Spring Break

Pocket Ranger®’s weekly song picks for those who enjoy a little musical accompaniment when hitting the trails.

With the Vernal Equinox  arriving on March 20, it seems like winter has practically Vanished, and spring is officially here. Which also means spring break has also arrived for many, and it is Time To Get Away.  Plenty of Disparate Youth and Sinister Kids, will be roaming streets and beaches long into the night to  D.A.N.C.E,  and see The Moon Hits The Mirrorball. While spring break is a rite of passage, and it may seem like fun to act like The Good The Bad & The Queen, hopefully they are acting responsible and know how to Swim Good. Maybe next year camping at a state park will seem like a new and exciting spring break adventure?

Check out the rest of this week’s Vernal Equinox/Spring Break themed selections to help  get you breaking a sweat no matter the weather.

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Hiking Hits – Daylight Saving

Pocket Ranger®’s weekly song picks for those who enjoy a little musical accompaniment when hitting the trails.

Sometimes during the winter it may feel like Everyday Is Exactly The Same, but now that Daylight Saving has arrived, we can stop living our lives After Dark. Let’s be honest that extra hour makes a world of difference, if you don’t live in Dark Paradise.

Just remember that now that the time has changed, Someday Soon when you look out your window you won’t see the Portrait In Black & Blue that winter has painted, because in just A Matter Of Time there will be Green Fields and Flowers Everywhere.

Check out the rest of this week’s Daylight Saving themed selections to help you beat the Fake Blues and get you breaking a sweat no matter the weather.

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