Five-Star Trails: The Ozarks, Jim Warnock

The Gift of Writing in the Ozark Mountains

In November of 2012, I began this blog as an online scrapbook to record my adventures on the trails. I hoped it would help solidify memories of good times and lessons learned. It has more than fulfilled this wish. Sometimes I skim back through posts...

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#OptOutside

Why the #OptOutside Movement is Still Important

It's hard to believe that REI launched the #OptOutside movement only four years ago! It now seems like second nature for us to get out in nature on the Friday after Thanksgiving instead of participating in the craziness of Black Friday shopping. Rather than continuing to...

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What are Invasive Species, PlayCleanGo

What in the World are Invasive Species

What’s ‘bugging’ you? Or what’s invading your space? Seems like a simple question when asked on a personal level. But if someone were to ask about how “invasive species” bug us or our surroundings many of us draw a blank. So let’s talk “Invasive Species...

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Denver, Windy Saddle Park, Mindy Sink, Menasha Ridge Press

Why You Should Hike Windy Saddle Park in Golden

.Mindy Sink, author of Walking Denver by Wilderness Press, is also furiously writing the new 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Denver (No, really. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter to see some jaw-dropping photos and funny commentary of all her hikes!). She shared a sneak peak of a...

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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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