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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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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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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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If You Love Hiking, You’ll LOVE Chattanooga

New Guide Features 40 Must-Hike Trails in Greater Chattanooga (Cover image: Brian Stansberry) CHATTANOOGA, TN -- Consistently rated as among the best places to live for outdoor enthusiasts, Chattanooga is located within easy reach of a wide array of paddling, camping, and especially hiking destinations. Now, for the first...

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5 Facts To Get You Thru the Gov’t Shutdown

With the federal government having shut down all "nonessential" services effective Tuesday until further notice, gates to national parks across the country have been indefinitely shut. One way for outdoor enthusiasts to show their support for the national park system is to use this opportunity to...

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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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Make Your Kids Fall in Love with Nature

Cincinnati-based hiking expert and author Tammy York has been busy this past month sharing tips all over the blogosphere on how to make your kids fall in love with the Great Outdoors. Recently, Tammy shared with the Cincinnati Nature Center one particular way to get your kids...

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