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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#WeKeepItWild, Conservation Alliance, Earth Day

Help Protect Trails This Earth Day

Earth Day is our favorite day. Do you know why? Not only does it celebrate this pretty planet we live on, but it also brings awareness to all the ways we can protect the Earth. It’s exciting and educational. Yes! So much yes. The good thing is that,...

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#WeKeepItWild, Conservation Alliance, Earth Day

We Keep it Wild with the Conservation Alliance

If you’re in any way involved in the outdoors industry, you’ve probably heard of the Conservation Alliance. They’re the ones working tirelessly, day in and day out, to protect threatened land. As an outdoor guidebook company, working with the Conservation Alliance to help preserve the wild...

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Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail: Mid-Atlantic, Matt Willen, outdoors photography,

Enhance Your Photographs With Time Exposures

I was recently visiting the Berkshires in western Massachusetts when a cold spell drifted in from the north. A flake of snow fell, the ground froze, and the conditions were ripe for some exploration of the surrounding country. During a walk, I came upon a...

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Why You Need to Drive the Alaska Highway

Ask any tourist you meet on the streets of Anchorage, Juneau, or Fairbanks why he or she came to Alaska, and the answer isn’t to see the city you’re standing in. The response usually starts out firmly with words such as “glaciers,” “mountains,” “grizzlies,” “whales,”...

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Jim Warnock, Five-Star Trails: The Ozarks, hiking for beginners

Everything You Need to Know for Day Hiking

[caption id="attachment_4300" align="alignleft" width="300"] Day hikers using their new copy of Five-Star Trails: The Ozarks[/caption] What do I wear? What do I bring? Where should I go, and when? What are the dangers? Will a bear get me? Many questions come to mind when spring temperatures entice you toward the trails....

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Exploring Havasupai, Greg Witt, bucket list vacations, Havasu,

How to Get to Supai from Hualapai Hilltop

You’ve drooled over the photos. You’ve decided what time of year to go. Now, how exactly do you get to Havasupai? With a hot, 10-mile hike down into the belly of the canyon, it’s not exactly easy to get to paradise. Luckily, you have options! From Hilltop to Supai Although...

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Exploring Havasupai, Greg Witt, bucket list vacations, Havasu,

Best Time of Year to Visit Havasupai

Because of its deep canyon setting and lower elevation, Havasupai has warmer weather than what you might find on the rim of the Grand Canyon above. This makes it a perfect year-round vacation destination! The new edition of Exploring Havasupai by Greg Witt has a seasonal breakdown...

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