Trail running Houston, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Houston

Best Spots for Winter Trail Running in Houston

While a large part of the runners throughout the country are breaking out their tights, microspikes, gaiters, and mittens, it's business as usual for Texas trail runners. Houston is especially great for trail running because of the Gulf Coast in the south, Texas coastal prairies in...

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Appalachian Trail gift guide, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Menasha Ridge Press

The Best Appalachian Trail Gift Guide

The 2,19-mile Appalachian Trail has won over the hearts of hikers all over the world. And with over 3 million visitors a year, chances are you know someone whose life has been impacted by the white blaze. Whether they are a thru-hiker, a section hiker, a...

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Five-Star Trails: The Ozarks, Jim Warnock

The Gift of Writing in the Ozark Mountains

In November of 2012, I began this blog as an online scrapbook to record my adventures on the trails. I hoped it would help solidify memories of good times and lessons learned. It has more than fulfilled this wish. Sometimes I skim back through posts...

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#OptOutside

Why the #OptOutside Movement is Still Important

It's hard to believe that REI launched the #OptOutside movement only four years ago! It now seems like second nature for us to get out in nature on the Friday after Thanksgiving instead of participating in the craziness of Black Friday shopping. Rather than continuing to...

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What are Invasive Species, PlayCleanGo

What in the World are Invasive Species

What’s ‘bugging’ you? Or what’s invading your space? Seems like a simple question when asked on a personal level. But if someone were to ask about how “invasive species” bug us or our surroundings many of us draw a blank. So let’s talk “Invasive Species...

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