Peak Above the Nubble, White Mountains, bushwhacking, Lafe Low, Menasha Ridge Press

Bushwhacking in the White Mountains

Epic adventures sometimes have humble beginnings. I had a great conversation with an old ski instructor buddy of mine lately. He too is also an avid hiker. I had sent him a text saying I was dying to go hiking on the forthcoming weekend. He...

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Best Tent Camping: Illinois, Shawnee National Forest, John Schirle, Menasha Ridge Press

Braving A Hike on Snake Road in Illinois

Snakes.  Slithery, tongue-flicking, inevitably the bad guys in folklore and fantasy. Fascinating creatures to view at the zoo or in the pages of National Geographic, but most of us who enjoy the outdoors would rather avoid sudden encounters with them on the trail. Even when...

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Becky Ohlsen, Wilderness Press, Menasha Ridge Press, Portland hiking, Portland camping

Being Confident on the Trails (and a Giveaway!)

By Becky Ohlsen, author of Best Tent Camping: Oregon, Backpacking Oregon, Walking Portland, One Night Wilderness: Portland. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post and enter the giveaway to win a copy of Best Tent Camping: Oregon! OK, so maybe I’m the only one who feels...

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Gear Up Get Out, American Hiking Society, Menasha Ridge Press

All the Reasons You Need a New Guidebook

We are celebrating American Hiking Society's Gear Up. Get Out. campaign this week until September 7th, where 5% of all sales of our guidebooks will go toward protecting the trails we all love to hike. "That's great! I support your support of AHS. But I'm not...

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