Five-Star Trails: The Ozarks, Menasha Ridge Press, Jim Warnock

A Rainy Hike on the Redding Loop in Arkansas

Hiker-dog and I needed a nice long dayhike. The expected rain began about one hour into our hike. The temperature hovered around 44-degrees. Just perfect! Dogwoods provided accents across the forest understory. I paused to take a photo of a single bloom, causing Hiker-dog to return...

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Camping Emma Long Metropolitan Park, Best Tent Camping Texas

The Best Spot to Camp in Austin

When our authors research for our Best Tent Camping series, they have an incredibly difficult and subjective job to find the very best campgrounds in a state. A campsite has to be near perfect in terms of beauty, spaciousness, quiet, security, privacy, and spaciousness to...

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The Joys of Volunteering and Adopting a Trail

I’ve wanted to check my adopted section of the Ozark Highlands Trail for several months but life wouldn’t cooperate, so we were thankful for this time. I love this section and Hike-dog does, too. It was a crisp, clear day and water was running perfectly. Immediately,...

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Best Tent Camping: Illinois

Where to Camp in Illinois Starting in March

After a long, cold winter in Illinois, the thought of spending a blissful weekend sleeping in a tent and breathing fresh air sounds downright sublime. In theory. Our hearts want us to go camping and our dry winter skin longs to soak up the sunlight, but...

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