Five-Star Trails: Louisville and So. Indiana, #FindYourWay

3 Ways to Discover Nature Close to Home

Valerie Askren, author of Five-Star Trails: Louisville & So. Indiana, takes the time to look at the world around her and reminds us that the beauty of nature is never that far away. “There’s an increased emphasis on thinking global but hiking local, and we’re trying...

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National Trails Day 60 Day Challenge!

Are you ready for a challenge? Leading up to National Trails Day, American Hiking Society and Menasha Ridge Press are offering a series of hiking challenges* to prepare you for your ultimate adventure on National Trails Day. So check out this week’s challenges, get outside and conquer...

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How to Plan a National Park Vacation

Guest post by Trekalong intern Katie Butts. Choosing to take your next vacation or weekend getaway at a national park means having over 400 options for your next destination. As opposed to some other vacation options, a trip to a national park is often an inexpensive...

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The Oregon Coast Range: A Rails-to-Trails Paradise

The Oregon Coast Range (often referred to simply as the Coast Range) is mountain range spanning approximately 200 miles north-south from the Oregon-Washington border in the north to the coastal city of Bandon, OR (where the Coquille River drains into the Pacific) in the south. These...

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First Day Hikes Starts Year On Right Foot

For the third straight year, hiking groups across the country will come together on January 1 to ring in the new year right with one of the simplest, most invigorating activities there is: hiking. First Day Hikes -- for the first time this year, an official...

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How to Recognize, Treat, and Prevent Hypothermia

As much as we all would like to believe our physical exertion and stamina out on the trail would make us immune to something like hypothermia, the fact remains that for cold-weather hikers, it will always be a threat and something worth full consideration when...

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Winter Hiking 101

We at Trekalong seek out adventure all year round, and we want to help you do the same. We consulted Menasha Ridge Press author Victoria Logue, to get the scoop on winter-weather wilderness. Here's a bit excerpted from her book, Hiking and Backpacking: Essential Skills, Equipment,...

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