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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Five-Star Trails: The Ozarks, Jim Warnock

The Urge for Hiking in the Winter

[caption id="attachment_5384" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Ice crystals on the high ridge of Hare Mountain[/caption] I awoke today and found the frost perched on the town It hovered in a frozen sky, then it gobbled summer down When the sun turns traitor cold And all the trees are shivering in...

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How to go on a snowshoe hike, Menasha Ridge Press, Mindy Sink, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Denver

How to Go on a Snowshoe Hike

There's no need to despair as the snow falls heavily, covering your favorite hiking trails until the spring thaw. All you need to do is strap on a pair of lightweight but clownish snowshoes and away you go! Snowshoeing is the perfect winter activity—it's as easy...

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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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