Red Rocks Trail System, Birmingham, Freshwater Land Trust

Exploring the Red Rock Trail System in Birmingham

Some cities are an obvious outdoor paradise. Mountains loom large over buildings. Trails lead directly to back doors of offices. Visitors flock there on vacation. Residents tube to work. Other cities are less outdoorsy to the naked eye. They look urban and full of concrete and...

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5 Hikes to Burn Off Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is over and you've woken from your food coma. Rather than succumbing to the post-holiday wobble, why not lace up your hiking boots, grab family and friends, and hit the trails or streets. Here are five hikes throughout the U.S. to get you moving and...

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Outdoor Father’s Day Gift Guide

If you're looking for some last-minute Father's Day gift ideas, you've come to the right place. Why not give Dad the gift of adventure! Pair one of these books with a picnic lunch or a weekend getaway, and you're golden: Best Tent Camping: Kentucky—If you're looking...

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National Trails Day Trail Crawl

I love trails. Long trails. Short trails. Technical trails. Urban trails. Popular trails. Secret trails. So with today being National Trails Day, I sat down to pick the perfect trail for my celebration. Which oasis of dirt would my feet grace in honor of this better-than-Christmas day? And when I...

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We Are Wildness 30 Day Challenge

Will you spend 30 minutes in Nature, for 30 days straight? We are Wildness (WAW), a hub site for information about wild living, nature, alternative lifestyles, natural diet and wellness, animals and sustainability, has extended this challenge to the world: to spend the month of October devoting...

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Finding Inner Peace in an Urban Jungle

Last week we asked the authors of Wilderness Press's Walking series Why We Walk, and an idea they all expressed is the notion that walking through town allows us to slow down and absorb the world around us. Your classic "stop and smell the roses"-type wisdom. What our authors revealed in...

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