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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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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#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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How to live like a local while traveling

Best Tips on How to Live Like a Local While Traveling

Back in September, AdventureKEEN started traveling around the country attending trade shows for independent bookstores. Our main mission was to encourage booksellers to help their communities live local by carrying regional books to let people shop local, go on local adventures, get to know their...

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