The Joys of Volunteering and Adopting a Trail

I’ve wanted to check my adopted section of the Ozark Highlands Trail for several months but life wouldn’t cooperate, so we were thankful for this time. I love this section and Hike-dog does, too. It was a crisp, clear day and water was running perfectly. Immediately,...

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How to live like a local while traveling

Best Tips on How to Live Like a Local While Traveling

Back in September, AdventureKEEN started traveling around the country attending trade shows for independent bookstores. Our main mission was to encourage booksellers to help their communities live local by carrying regional books to let people shop local, go on local adventures, get to know their...

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Best Tent Camping: Illinois, Shawnee National Forest, John Schirle, Menasha Ridge Press

Braving A Hike on Snake Road in Illinois

Snakes.  Slithery, tongue-flicking, inevitably the bad guys in folklore and fantasy. Fascinating creatures to view at the zoo or in the pages of National Geographic, but most of us who enjoy the outdoors would rather avoid sudden encounters with them on the trail. Even when...

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