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How to Prepare for Fall Hiking

The eve of the autumn equinox is upon us, and we cannot welcome fall fast enough. We are ready to roll out the burnt orange carpet and usher in the coziest season of them all (sorry, Winter, we don't like frostbite or ice storms). Every season...

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Best Places to See Fall Foliage Near Philly

We all blinked, summer came and passed, and now fall is knocking at our doors. While beach days may be behind us, the promise of crisp air, fresh apples, and pumpkin everything make fall basically the best season. If you live in a sprawling city like Philadelphia, it...

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10 Reasons To Go On An Alternative Spring Break

Unless you've been living under a conch shell, you know that outdoor advocacy and protecting our public lands has been slightly more top-of-mind than usual. All politics aside, we all want our lands to stay pristine for future generations to enjoy. And since there's no magical trail fairy...

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Photographing 100 Steps of Mindfulness

Here are a few photos from an assignment I thought up during a morning hike on my home trail. I took a photo using my smartphone camera every 100 steps, allowing myself to move up to ten steps from each stopping point to locate a...

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How to Be a Mindful Hiker

In this season of FKTs (fastest known times) and alpine starts and even trail running, it's easy to forget about plain ol' vanilla hiking. You know, the slow amble where you soak in the views and cheerfully step aside as others who are surely faster and fitter...

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Happy 80th Birthday to the Appalachian Trail!

It’s been a little over a year since I finished working on Best of the Appalachian Trail: Mid-Atlantic. With this year commemorating the Trail’s 80th year in existence, I’ve spent a little time this past week looking through the photographs I took while working on...

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Top Tips for Watching the Solar Eclipse

This is it, guys! The day we've been eagerly anticipating and hearing about for weeks. Solar eclipse day! Maybe you're sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic right now waiting to get to your viewing spot. Or maybe you're already there, leisurely brewing coffee and breaking down your campsite. Or maybe...

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The Best Way to Stay Active with a Disability

This is a guest post from a friend of Menasha Ridge Press. Staying active is an important part of life; it can help us feel better, improve circulation, and prevent heart disease. But for those who are living with a disability, it can be difficult to...

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