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Peaks and Valleys: The Women of the White Blaze

Waking up in the predawn and getting to watch as the sun lightens the sky and nature greets a new day. Sharing a warm, filling breakfast before setting out for a section of the Appalachian Trail full of new sights and experiences. Listening to the...

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Philadelphia

Top Hikes for Kids in Philadelphia

People flock to Philadelphia for its history and its architecture, but the City of Brotherly Love is also full of fantastic outdoor spaces to stretch your legs and get a good dose of Mother Nature. And if you want to combine education with recreation, summer...

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Cutting Weight: The Women of the White Blaze

The women sit in a living room chatting. Laughter bounces off the walls. Wine flows freely and snacks fill the table. If you were to close your eyes, you’d envision a cocktail party full of fancy ladies and juicy gossip. Only the juicy gossip here is...

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Father’s Day Gifts for the Adventurous Dad

Father’s Day is this coming Sunday, and we know there are more than a few of you procrastinators who have yet to find the perfect gift for your Pops. That’s where we (and quick online shipping!) come in clutch. We put together a list of...

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Defying Expectations: The Women of the White Blaze

The three women awoke in a shelter on the Appalachian Trail, stretched their stiff hiking muscles, made coffee and oatmeal, and broke camp. They paused to check the weather forecast warning of thunderstorms and possible hail. Normally, weather like this would be alarming, but there...

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Get Outdoors Day

Why We Need Get Outdoors Day

If you missed National Trails Day on June 3rd and you’re making plans for this coming weekend, then you’ll be delighted to hear that Saturday, June 10th, is National Get Outdoors Day. We know—what better excuse to spend a summer day outside celebrating another holiday? While we...

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How We Celebrate National Trails Day

We are sitting even more impatiently this Friday because tomorrow, June 3rd, is National Trails Day. After months of anticipation and preparation and promoting the Gear Up Get Out campaign in May, it’s finally here! The day dedicated to spending time outdoors and sharing our passion...

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Hiking the Marinoni Scenic Area with Exploring Arkansas

Hiker-dog and I scouted the Marinoni Scenic Area recently in preparation to share with Chuck Dovish of Exploring Arkansas. Chuck’s program is aired by Arkansas Educational Television Network. He has done programs since 2005, so finding an area of Arkansas he hasn’t covered was a challenge....

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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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