There’s a Book for That!

As more and more people look to hiking for exercise, as a hobby, as a challenge, for improving their mental health, and simply as a way to enjoy nature, many need advice on where to go.  I often see Facebook posts from people asking for ideas...

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Hiking Tucson

Hiking Around Tucson This August

[Note: the following information was current as of August 1, 2020.] The Bighorn Fire, named for the bighorn sheep that roam the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, began after a lightning strike hit those mountains on June 5th, 2020. Fanned by high winds and exacerbated...

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Body Appreciation Through Hiking

No one would ever describe me as an athlete, so I am probably late to the game in appreciating my body’s functionality. Being blessed with good genes so that I’m generally healthy also means that I tend to take my body for granted.  The truth is,...

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Minky Sink sits and meditates in the snow

10 Zen-ish Things I Learned from Hiking 60 Trails

By Mindy Sink As I was updating the book 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Denver and Boulder, I found myself learning new things—about myself and hiking. I hit the trails mostly on weekends to complete more than 60 hikes for the book in every season. Here...

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Hello, Bozeman: Chasing That Rocky Mountain High

The second part of our travels took us to Bozeman, Montana. We loved the low humidity and morning temperatures were glorious. Based on a recommendation, we stay at the Lewis & Clark Motel right on Main Street in Bozeman. It was being remodeled, but the rooms were comfortable,...

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Hikes with Lower Elevation in Salt Lake City

Hiking in Salt Lake City is a treat for any outdoors lover. Between the Wasatch, the Uintas, and the foothills, you have an almost endless amount of trails to explore. Don't let the tall peaks frighten you, though. There are plenty of trails at lower elevations...

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