John Muir Trail, section hiking the JMT

Day and Section Hiking on the John Muir Trail

Declared as one of the top five hiking trails on the planet by National Geographic’s Adventure magazine, the John Muir Trail runs a spectacular 211 miles from fabled Yosemite Valley to the foot of Mount Whitney, the tallest peak in the lower 48. Thousands of...

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National Trails Day, Jim Warnock, Barbara Saffir, American Hiking Society

Ways to Celebrate National Trails Day

National Trails Day is right around the corner (we know, how did it sneak up so quickly?)!  On June 3, American Hiking Society is encouraging everyone to go outside and walk, run, paddle, horseback ride, swim, do anything on your local trail systems. There are events throughout the...

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Best Tent Camping Kentucky, Canoeing and Kayaking Kentucky, Barrel Strength Bourbon

Hiking and Camping Down the Bourbon Trail

Kentucky is a state diverse in its tourism opportunities. From an outdoor perspective, the center of the state has numerous lakes where you can spend day after summer day cooling off from that hot Kentucky sun. Rugged and mountainous eastern Kentucky has its high points,...

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Best Tent Camping: Montana, camping in Montana

Best Campgrounds in Montana for Families

While Montana has maybe 1 million people, you’d never guess it by visiting one of the state’s national parks in the middle of summer tourist season. Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park are mesmerizing and definitely worth a visit, but the exceptional scenery doesn’t stop outside...

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Canoeing and Kayaking Kentucky, Johnny Molloy, kayaking in Kentucky, paddling and breweries in Kentucky

Best Kentucky Breweries for a Post-Paddle Drink

April showers bring prime May paddling opportunities. And if you’re paddling in the Bluegrass State, you have dozens of places to wet your paddle and then whet your brewery desire. Here are some great Kentucky paddling destinations, ranging from relaxing floats to whitewater runs, and where...

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Five-Star Trails: Adirondacks, Tim Starmer, Menasha Ridge Press, hiking in the Adirondacks, Cat Mountain, Stewart and Indian Lakes, Tongue Mountain Range

Best Hikes if You Want to be Alone in Adirondack Park

Adirondack Park is gigantic. Huge. Massive. The park’s boundaries encompass 9,375 square miles, larger than the neighboring states of Rhode Island, Delaware, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New Hampshire. As you drive toward any of the hundreds of trailheads, you can feel the forest encroaching on...

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When in Doubt, Write

As a child, I thought writing was magic. For real writers, words must flow without effort in finished form, or so I thought. My senior English teacher was Inez Taylor. She was pretty tough but got me excited about writing. I worked particularly hard on a short story...

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Bob Sehlinger, Menasha Ridge Press

Interviewing the Founder of Menasha Ridge Press

Thirty-five years in publishing is quite an achievement, worthy of celebration and polite, grammatically correct fanfare. More important, though, are the hundreds of thousands of camping trips, hikes, and remarkable outdoor adventures that have sprung from the pages of countless guidebooks sold in the intervening years. Outdoors...

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