Thru-Hiker-Dog Completes the Ozark Highlands Trail

Saturday, March 31, was our day to walk the few miles needed by Hiker-dog to complete the 180-mile Ozark Highlands Trail (OHT). Of course, the OHT keeps growing, but the first 165 miles qualify for thru-hiker bragging rights. Hiker-dog has walked or run every inch of the...

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Best Trails in Phoenix for Beginner Hikers

The City of Phoenix spans a staggering 517 square miles and houses more than 1.5 million people, making it the fifth-largest city in the United States. Within its boundaries, Phoenix has three major mountain preserves where dozens of trails cater to the daily exerciser or...

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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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