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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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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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 Hidden Gems to Hike in D.C. This Fall

At first glance, Washington, D.C., may seem like a large city with an inescapable amount of people and politics. Even the sightseeing-worthy national monuments and museums will find you elbow-to-elbow with equally contemplative tourists. While touring the traditional D.C. monuments is all well and good, Renee...

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Wildflowers of the Appalachian Trail, wildflowers,

Wildflowers of the Appalachian Trail

"It has been several decades since I first set foot on the Appalachian Trail. As I stepped forth from Springer Mountain, Georgia, on that early spring day, I was ready to revel in the grand scenery of the mountains, the far-off vistas, the roaring waterfalls,...

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Philadelphia

Top Hikes for Kids in Philadelphia

People flock to Philadelphia for its history and its architecture, but the City of Brotherly Love is also full of fantastic outdoor spaces to stretch your legs and get a good dose of Mother Nature. And if you want to combine education with recreation, summer...

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John Muir Trail, section hiking the JMT

Day and Section Hiking on the John Muir Trail

Declared as one of the top five hiking trails on the planet by National Geographic’s Adventure magazine, the John Muir Trail runs a spectacular 211 miles from fabled Yosemite Valley to the foot of Mount Whitney, the tallest peak in the lower 48. Thousands of...

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