Ouachita Trail, Five-Star Trails: The Ozarks, Jim Warnock

Hiking the Remainder of the Ouachita Trail

Bob and I walked the first 160 miles of the Ouachita (Wash’-i-taw) Trail before and after Christmas, so only the last 63 miles stood between us and completing our thru-hike. Several things occurred to keep us from getting back out there, but May 2-6 was...

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Nimblewill Nomad, Jennifer Pharr Davis, Alabama Pinhoti Trail, Menasha Ridge Press

Life Lessons From Jennifer Pharr Davis

Over the past week and a half, Jennifer Pharr Davis has been thru hiking the Alabama Pinhoti Trail. She ventured south from her home in North Carolina to bring attention to what she's coined as "The Goldilocks Trail" (because everything about it is perfect) (duh,...

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Thru-Hiker-Dog Completes the Ozark Highlands Trail

Saturday, March 31, was our day to walk the few miles needed by Hiker-dog to complete the 180-mile Ozark Highlands Trail (OHT). Of course, the OHT keeps growing, but the first 165 miles qualify for thru-hiker bragging rights. Hiker-dog has walked or run every inch of the...

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Best Tent Camping: Minnesota, Minnesota camping, Tom Watson

Best Camping in Minnesota in Early Spring

Happy official start of camping season (if you're a fair-weather hiker, that is)! The land of 10,000 lakes is a fantastic camping destination. You can enjoy camping in three distinct but overlapping regions: the southeastern Big Woods region, accented by remnant hardwood forests lining deep, glacially carved...

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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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