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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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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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Why You Need to Drive the Alaska Highway

Ask any tourist you meet on the streets of Anchorage, Juneau, or Fairbanks why he or she came to Alaska, and the answer isn’t to see the city you’re standing in. The response usually starts out firmly with words such as “glaciers,” “mountains,” “grizzlies,” “whales,”...

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Visit Menasha Ridge Press at Outdoor Retailer

Greetings from Outdoor Retailer Winter Market! Menasha Ridge Press is excited as always to spend a week playing in the snowy Wasatch Mountains, hanging out with friends, and showing off our newest guidebooks. We will be in booth #32058—in the middle of all the fun in the...

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Seattle

Five Must-Do Fall Hikes in Seattle

Some may think it’s hard to find signs of fall in Seattle. The towering pines, while pretty and representative of the PNW, don’t exactly find themselves the stars of fall foliage photos. However, if you know where to look, the vibrant yellow and orange leaves of fall...

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Hiking Tunnel Falls

The Columbia River Gorge just outside of Portland, Oregon, is known for its fairy tale-like trails and countless waterfalls. In photos, it's picturesque. In person, it's unbelievable. While living in the #YourLead van this past summer, Heidi and I made it a priority to add Tunnel...

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The John Muir Trail: A Few Steps in Paradise

Earlier this summer, we shared how Jim Warnock, author of our upcoming guide, Five-Star Trails: The Ozarks, packed for his John Muir Trail thru-hike. 21 days and 210 miles later, Jim has completed the journey. Follow along as he tells the story: Beginnings: We began our 21 days on the trail from Tuolumne...

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Summiting Mount Rose

There is nothing like the exhilaration of bagging a peak, whether it's your first time or your hundredth time: crating your neck to catch a glimpse of your destination, winding your way up countless switchbacks, finding yourself breathless at the summit from both the views...

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What to Pack for the John Muir Trail

Jim Warnock, author of the upcoming Five-Star Trails: The Ozarks, will embark on one of the most scenic thru-hikes in America, the John Muir Trail. Packing for 20 days requires a lot of time, preparation, and thought. Here's how Jim chose what to bring with him. There...

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