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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Utah winter camping, Best Tent Camping: Utah, where to camp in Utah in the winter

Why You Need to Camp in Utah this Winter

Winter camping. The idea conjures up images of frozen toes and sagging, snowy tents. But don't let that deter you from what can be the most memorable camps of your life. Perfect hiking temps, bright stars, and zero bugs are just a few reasons to escape...

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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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haunted DC hikes, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Washington, D.C.

The Most Historically Haunted Hikes Near D.C.

What are adults supposed to do once they get too old for trick-or-treating? Hit the trails in search of ghosts, of course! Go ahead and play hooky tomorrow and spend Halloween on these haunted hikes near Washington D.C. Monocacy National Battlefield In the summer of 1864, near the...

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North Carolina Adventure Weeekends, Epic Outdoor Adventures, visiting North Carolina

Five North Carolina Towns Just as Cool as Asheville

Asheville is, no-doubt, an adventure lover’s landing pad. Bisected by the Blue Ridge Parkway and French Broad River, this town has easy access adventure, restaurants for days, and more beer per square inch than the Hofbrauhaus during Oktoberfest. But maybe, just maybe, you’re a tiny...

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Best Recovery Hikes After the Marine Corps Marathon

After months of training and hundreds of miles logged, the Marine Corps Marathon is finally here! Congratulations on making it to the starting line, and good luck running the race! When you proudly cross that finish line on Sunday afternoon, hiking will probably be the last thing on...

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Five-Star Trails: The Ozarks

Sauntering Through the Ozarks

Hiking—I don’t like either the word or the thing. People ought to saunter in the mountains – not hike! ~ John Muir Today was about checking my 4-mile adopted section of the Ozark Highlands Trail. I’d recently read the above John Muir quote and planned to...

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Tips for Fall, hiking in fall

Five Things More Fall Than Pumpkin Spice Latte

We have a problem here, folks. Pumpkin spice has commandeered fall. We have been brainwashed to believe that fall equals pumpkin spice. Everywhere you turn, another pumpkin spice product appears out of thin air. Kind of like Linus's Great Pumpkin, only not. And the leader of this false...

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