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Hiking Safely on the Hills

SAFE WALKING TREKKING OUTDOORSIf you are contemplating a long distance walk, or indeed a day walk, on the any of the high level routes in the UK, such as The Pennine Way, for the first time, between October and May, please be aware that you are embarking on a test of your endurance and stamina, especially when carrying a backpack.Each stage in a long distance walk involves a period of several hours spent outdoors, often in isolated and remote locations and sometimes at altitudes above 400 metres, in possibl;y rain or snow.

Backyard Camping Trip

Are your kids begging you to take them camping, but you just can't find the time to take them on a camping trip? Or would you like to introduce your kids to the fun of camping for the first time, but aren't sure if they will enjoy it, or might get scared? Either way, camping out in your backyard will be a fun way to spend the evening and night with your kids.Get the kids involved in setting up camp in your backyard.

The Benefits of One Day Hiking Trips

Do you like to take one day hiking trips? Do you want to take hiking trips on trails near your home? One day hiking trips have a number of advantages. They are great for the recreational hiker.

Dancing With Whales

We've all heard about whalewatching from boats or shore, and a few companies are now offering the possibility of actually swimming and snorkeling with whales in the wild. Is this a good thing?Some whalewatching operators in the Kingdom of Tonga, South Pacific islands, advertise the possibility of swimming and snorkeling with humpback whales during the cetacean's annual migration from July to October.

Hiking from Your Own Home

Picture this. You are stuck at home knee deep in household chores.

Take a Hiking Pole on Your Next Hike

It is the downhill ski racing competition of the winter Olympics. You watch a ski racer zoom down the slope manoeuvring through the ski gates.

Gambling Isnt the Only Thing to do in Las Vegas

Do you think the only thing to do in Las Vegas is gamble? Would you believe that there are a multitude of great hiking trails in a place where all-you-can-eat casino buffets are par for the course? Southern Nevada is chock full of great hiking trails ready to be discovered. Hiking areas near Las Vegas include: Red Rock, Mt.

Join the American Hiking Society

Have you taken up hiking as a new form of family recreation? Are you a serious hiker that spends hours on challenging trails? Do you want to find a way to become more involved in hiking across the nation? Hikers of any background will want to check out the "American Hiking Society". This society is an alliance of local hiking clubs and provides a wealth of resources and activities for hikers of any background.

Hard Labor Creek State Park Earned Its Name

One afternoon during a trip across the country in our fifth wheel, we were racing the sun to an RV park before sunset. We were driving through Georgia and convenient RV parks near the highway were sparse.

San Diego Beach Hikes - Cardiff to Carlsbad

San Diego offers a bevy of interesting hikes. With the average home price being around $500,000, they better be interesting!To unwind, I typically stop on my way home from work to hike from Cardiff to Carlsbad on the beach.

Yachats, OR: An Outdoor Lovers Paradise on the Oregon Coast

There is something about a town tucked between the mountains and the sea. Often, it feels like one has reached the far end of the world when he or she arrives in a place like this.

Wal-Mart Camping And Other Free Places

"Do you know about Wal-Mart camping?" We didn't know, but the old man at the campground in Florida insisted WalMart not only allowed RVs and vans to park overnight, but encouraged it. "Free camping," he told us, and we didn't wait long to take advantage of this new knowledge.

New Technologies in Camping and Outdoor Clothing Enhance the Outdoor Experience

Camping is an excellent way to explore and experience the outdoors. The weather needn't be an obstacle to what sorts of climates and places you might trek to.

Camping - Get Those Tents Up!

Have you ever thought you might like to try a totally different vacation? Is the cost of your vacation this year a problem? Did you know that a week long Camping Vacation for a family of four can work out to under a $1000.That sounds pretty good eh! Can you smell that fresh air go on fill your lungs with it and oh! what's that lovely smell, somebody's cooking up a treat.

Kenya Safari Top Five National Parks

The Kenya safari circuit is one of the best in Africa containing national parks and game reserves that consistently provide great wildlife sightings and experiences coupled with high quality accommodation.But within the country itself there are certain areas that are better than others to safari in.

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Sandhill cranes, powerlining (coho, browns, lakers), sheds: WWW Chicago outdoors
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Well, this week will go down for record flooding in spots and also the week where spring arrived. Those spring signs popped up from guys trying powerlining for coho at Montrose to sandhill cranes flying north to bulbs and buds showing. Yesterday, four ...

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Removing barriers to the outdoors
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People of color, people with disabilities and other historically marginalized groups have long faced barriers in accessing the outdoors. More than 250 people from government agencies, nonprofits and businesses gathered at the Oregon Zoo on Feb. 15 to ...
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Tallahassee a great outdoors launching point
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — North Florida is rife with options for outdoor enthusiasts and Tallahassee is a great place for your adventure base camp. Whether it's diving into the state's deepest freshwater spring, checking out the state's tallest waterfall or ...

Gorgeous site-sensitive home ushers in the outdoors
Located in Portola Valley south of San Francisco, Forty-One Oaks comprises a series of rectilinear volumes built with great expanses of glass to blur the indoor-outdoor boundary, concrete walls that echo the verticality of tree trunks, and deep steel ...

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Buffalo News

Outdoors: Shedding light on a unique scavenger hunt
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Deer seasons are currently closed in the Empire State. However, nothing is stopping you from pursuing another popular pastime – chasing the antlers that adorn the heads of whitetail bucks each summer and fall. It's a great way to continue the hunt ...


Get a feel for the Inland Northwest's great outdoors at The Great Outdoors and Bike Expo
SPOKANE, Wash.—An opportunity to explore the outdoor recreation and travel opportunities the Inland Northwest has to offer makes its way to the Spokane Convention Center February 24 through the 25. The Great Outdoors and Bike Expo will provide people ...

Denton Record Chronicle

Outdoor writer Ray Sasser dies at 69
Denton Record Chronicle
Ever since he was boy growing up in East Texas, Sasser, who loved listening to his mother read him stories of outdoor adventure, dreamed of becoming an outdoors writer. While still a student at Nacogdoches' Stephen F. Austin State University, Sasser ...

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Other Sports: Ray Sasser, longtime Dallas Morning News outdoors ...
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For Ray Sasser, it was a wonderful life.Ever since he was boy growing up in East Texas, Sasser, who loved listening to his mother read him stories...

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Outdoors Notes for Feb. 25, 2018
Duluth News Tribune
Old Vermilion Trail 5-Stand winter league, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Non-league shooters welcome. Go to oldvermiliontrail.com or call (218) 721-3804. Voyageurs National Park offers these events at Rainy Lake Visitor Center unless noted ...


Many Minnesotans Explore the Outdoors, Activities This Winter
Even before this week's snow, people had been begging for spring to hurry up and get here. However, there are others celebrating the snowy weather. Count Explore Minnesota in for the celebrations. Name the winter activity and this season's snowfall has ...

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