Best of the Appalachian Trail: Day Hikes

Best Winter Hikes on the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail knows no off season. Yes, there are plenty of stretches that should be avoided once the snow starts falling and ice covers the roots and rocks (looking at you, Vermont and Maine), the A.T. is a wonderful place for winter hiking. For...

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New Year, Stronger You

With the holidays over and a few months of cold, inclement weather ahead, the days of hiking in the sunshine among wildflowers seem far away. But these dreary months are important—you can use them to shake the cobwebs off your gear and get your joints...

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2018 in photos, Menasha Ridge Press

2018—A Year in Photos

The days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve are a time for a brief pause to reflect on the past year and to prepare for the one ahead. Or at least that’s how we use this stretch of time. For example—we reread our resolutions from last...

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Twas the night before Christmas, Menasha Ridge Press

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas in the Forest

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the park, All the creatures were stirring because it was dark. The bear bags were hung from the trees way up high, In hopes that black bears haven’t learned how to fly. The campers were nestled all snug in their bags, They...

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Winter Camping Washington, Best Tent Camping: Washington

Where to Camp in Washington for New Year’s Eve

Welcome in 2019 properly by spending New Year's Eve weekend camping in Washington. The evergreen state's temperate climate makes year-round camping a breeze. Usually literally, since campers may have to contend with some wind and mist, but that's nothing for hearty Washington residents! Here are three...

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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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