The Best Hiking Within 60 Miles of Boston

While the hike profiles I write and revise for the book 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Boston are all formal and factual, I think of these previews more as my emotional response. This is what I would say to you while sitting at a pub...

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Five-Star Trails: The Ozarks, Jim Warnock, Lake Alma,

Navigating Icy Trails On Lake Alma in Arkansas

Years ago we asked my youngest daughter about vacation ideas. This young lady is now more widely traveled than her father, but at that time she named several options that we’d already visited. When asked why she liked these places, she said, “Because we’ve been...

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2018 resolutions

2018 Resolutions from Menasha Ridge Press

Hello, 2018! Everybody has been waiting for you, us included. We counted down every.single.second until you arrived. And we're so excited to turn the page and start a new year with a blank slate. We have big plans for you. We have big expectations for ourselves,...

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First Day Hike

How to Properly Celebrate First Day Hikes

It's January 1st. A new year! New resolutions! So many resolutions. One of which surely is to be more active. Everyone wants to be more active. But it's so bitingly cold. And your couch is so comfortable. And there are Bowl games on TV and...

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Boston, Boston hiking, Lafe Low, Menasha Ridge Press

More Hikes Within 60 Miles of Boston

In case you’re wondering, these hike previews I’ve been feeding you are presented in the order in which I did the actual research hikes. The order in which they will appear in 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Boston is much different. They’re separated into categories...

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How to Keep Your Dog Safe During Winter Hiking

Winter is here! That means all the layers, all the snowball fights, all the hot chocolate, and all the snow adventures with your pupper. Our friend Nat Smith from Rover.com, the nation's largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers, shared with us how to keep your pet...

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Boston, Boston hiking, Lafe Low, Menasha Ridge Press

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Boston

While at this point, I have completed my writing and editing for the second edition of 60 Hikes within 60 Miles of Boston (that loud raucous noise you may have heard the first weekend of November was me celebrating!), I will continue to feed you...

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Nimblewill Nomad, Ten Million Steps, Ozark Highland Trail Association

Come and Meet the Legendary Nimblewill Nomad

Loyal Menasha Ridge Press followers may recognize the familiar face of Nimblewill Nomad, a beloved author and accomplished thru-hiker. We have sung the praises of Nomad quite a few times, sharing lessons he has passed along and avidly following his yearly odysseys. And we're not the only...

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Boston, Boston hiking, Lafe Low, Menasha Ridge Press

Continuing 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Boston

Lafe here checking in as I am finishing the research hikes and the revising of 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Boston, but I will continue to feed you appetizers. Enjoy! #36 Ogilvie Town Forest Tucked away in and around neighborhoods of Weston, Ogilvie Town Forest is a...

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