Meeting Nimblewill Nomad in the Ouachita Mountains

[caption id="attachment_4039" align="alignleft" width="300"] Jim Warnock and Nimblewill Nomad, both Menasha Ridge authors, meet in the Ouachitas.[/caption] Would I like to schedule a book signing in Northwest Arkansas on October 22 or drive into the Ouachita Mountains and meet Nimblewill Nomad? The answer was easy! Saturday...

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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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Feeding Your Mind and Body on Vacation

It’s prime vacation season, and with that comes the joys and challenges of deciding how exactly to spend all that leisure time. Some people want their vacations to be all about infinity pools, umbrella-topped drinks, and large costumed characters. Others prefer to scale a mountain or...

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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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The Basics: For the Blue Ridge Biker!

So you decided to bike the 575 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Maybe you chose Blue Ridge because of its more mild elevation (that is, compared to the Rockies), maybe you chose it because it because you love the Appalachian Mountains, or perhaps you...

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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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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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TrailSherpa Launches Photo Journal of National Parks

If you love our national parks as much as we do, you'll be happy to hear that the folks over at TrailSherpa have just launched ParksFolio, a vast, new photo archive containing breathtaking images out of the National Parks system. Even more, the engine behind the photo journal...

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