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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#Optoutside 2019

There is much to be thankful for the season. And very little of it has to do with walking around inside, elbowing through the crowds and shopping. That’s why once again we’re locking arms with folks across the outdoor industry and shutter our online shopping cart...

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Crabtree Falls, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Richmond

Check Out This Must-Do Waterfall Hike in Virginia

One of our favorite things to do is ask our authors what are their favorite hikes that had to be excluded from their books. And Phil Riggan, author of the newly-updated 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Richmond definitely delivered. Technical trails, tall cascades, and views...

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How to go on a snowshoe hike, Menasha Ridge Press, Mindy Sink, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Denver

How to Go on a Snowshoe Hike

There's no need to despair as the snow falls heavily, covering your favorite hiking trails until the spring thaw. All you need to do is strap on a pair of lightweight but clownish snowshoes and away you go! Snowshoeing is the perfect winter activity—it's as easy...

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Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, Menasha Ridge Press,

Our Week at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

And just like that, another Outdoor Retailer has come and gone. A week that is both impossibly long and astonishingly quick. It's exhausting and inspiring. We all survive on caffeine and samples of trail mix and happy hours with beer and kombucha. Now that we've had...

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Five-Star Trails: The Ozarks, Jim Warnock, Chapters on Main

The Magic of a Local Bookstore

My love for local bookstores was solidified during college when I worked at Adams Bookstore in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Mr. Adams was like a mentor to me during that time. I wrote about his influence during those crucial years in another post.   In 2016, I learned of...

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