Women of the White Blaze, Menasha Ridge Press, Birmingham women hiking Appalachian Trail, Appalachian Trail

Defying Expectations: The Women of the White Blaze

The three women awoke in a shelter on the Appalachian Trail, stretched their stiff hiking muscles, made coffee and oatmeal, and broke camp. They paused to check the weather forecast warning of thunderstorms and possible hail. Normally, weather like this would be alarming, but there...

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National Trails Day, American Hiking Society

How We Celebrate National Trails Day

We are sitting even more impatiently this Friday because tomorrow, June 3rd, is National Trails Day. After months of anticipation and preparation and promoting the Gear Up Get Out campaign in May, it’s finally here! The day dedicated to spending time outdoors and sharing our passion...

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Hiking the Marinoni Scenic Area with Exploring Arkansas

Hiker-dog and I scouted the Marinoni Scenic Area recently in preparation to share with Chuck Dovish of Exploring Arkansas. Chuck’s program is aired by Arkansas Educational Television Network. He has done programs since 2005, so finding an area of Arkansas he hasn’t covered was a challenge....

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National Trails Day, Jim Warnock, Barbara Saffir, American Hiking Society

Ways to Celebrate National Trails Day

National Trails Day is right around the corner (we know, how did it sneak up so quickly?)!  On June 3, American Hiking Society is encouraging everyone to go outside and walk, run, paddle, horseback ride, swim, do anything on your local trail systems. There are events throughout the...

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Best Tent Camping Kentucky, Canoeing and Kayaking Kentucky, Barrel Strength Bourbon

Hiking and Camping Down the Bourbon Trail

Kentucky is a state diverse in its tourism opportunities. From an outdoor perspective, the center of the state has numerous lakes where you can spend day after summer day cooling off from that hot Kentucky sun. Rugged and mountainous eastern Kentucky has its high points,...

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Best Tent Camping: Montana, camping in Montana

Best Campgrounds in Montana for Families

While Montana has maybe 1 million people, you’d never guess it by visiting one of the state’s national parks in the middle of summer tourist season. Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park are mesmerizing and definitely worth a visit, but the exceptional scenery doesn’t stop outside...

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Canoeing and Kayaking Kentucky, Johnny Molloy, kayaking in Kentucky, paddling and breweries in Kentucky

Best Kentucky Breweries for a Post-Paddle Drink

April showers bring prime May paddling opportunities. And if you’re paddling in the Bluegrass State, you have dozens of places to wet your paddle and then whet your brewery desire. Here are some great Kentucky paddling destinations, ranging from relaxing floats to whitewater runs, and where...

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Five-Star Trails: Adirondacks, Tim Starmer, Menasha Ridge Press, hiking in the Adirondacks, Cat Mountain, Stewart and Indian Lakes, Tongue Mountain Range

Best Hikes if You Want to be Alone in Adirondack Park

Adirondack Park is gigantic. Huge. Massive. The park’s boundaries encompass 9,375 square miles, larger than the neighboring states of Rhode Island, Delaware, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New Hampshire. As you drive toward any of the hundreds of trailheads, you can feel the forest encroaching on...

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