Five-Star Trails: The Ozarks, Jim Warnock

The Gift of Writing in the Ozark Mountains

In November of 2012, I began this blog as an online scrapbook to record my adventures on the trails. I hoped it would help solidify memories of good times and lessons learned. It has more than fulfilled this wish. Sometimes I skim back through posts...

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Denver, Windy Saddle Park, Mindy Sink, Menasha Ridge Press

Why You Should Hike Windy Saddle Park in Golden

.Mindy Sink, author of Walking Denver by Wilderness Press, is also furiously writing the new 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Denver (No, really. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter to see some jaw-dropping photos and funny commentary of all her hikes!). She shared a sneak peak of a...

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Leave No Trace, Lake Alma Trail, Five-Star Trails: The Ozarks, Jim Warnock

Advice for Litterbugs on the Trail

  The sight of trash in the Ozarks sometimes interrupts my enjoyment of the walk. I try to contain my emotional response to seeing an abandoned cup, because it confuses Hiker-dog. She’s always happy in the woods and worries if I’m not enjoying my time, too. I’ve...

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Peak Above the Nubble, White Mountains, bushwhacking, Lafe Low, Menasha Ridge Press

Bushwhacking in the White Mountains

Epic adventures sometimes have humble beginnings. I had a great conversation with an old ski instructor buddy of mine lately. He too is also an avid hiker. I had sent him a text saying I was dying to go hiking on the forthcoming weekend. He...

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

Delivery Notice—One Healthy Boston Hiking Guide

Delivery Notice: One Perfectly Healthy Boston Hiking Guide. Name: 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Boston Weight: 312 pages Length: 9 inches Author and book are doing well! My copies of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Boston arrived the other day. That was certainly cause for celebration, especially when I cracked...

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Becky Ohlsen, Wilderness Press, Menasha Ridge Press, Portland hiking, Portland camping

Appreciating the Surprises Found Around the Bend

By Becky Ohlsen, author of Best Tent Camping: Oregon, Backpacking Oregon, Walking Portland, One Night Wilderness: Portland. It’s one of the best things about traveling—you just never know what you might find around the corner. This is equally true whether you’re roaming the streets of a busy city,...

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