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Bicycling Down The River

My river-rafting adventure started on a bicycle. The small daypack I wore carried a hatchet, a saw, some scraps of rope, food, water, a garbage bag bivy sack, a hat, and odds and ends.

Highpointing: It's Not Just For Mountaineers

Mount Sunflower, Kansas. Ebright Azimuth, Delaware.

Costa Rica White Water Rafting Trip

Costa Rica's mountainous topography and copious rainfall are both responsible for one of the best white water rafting river choices in the world. Experienced rafting outfitters regularly run about half a dozen of rambunctious rivers, and those river trips not only provide plenty of excitement, but also allow enjoying gorgeous scenery.

Costa Rica: Land of Natural Wonders

Costa Rica is a small country - just 75 mi/120 km separates the Pacific Ocean from the Caribbean Sea at the narrowest spot - Costa Rica still has some of the most diverse scenery in the world. Its coasts have both sandy beaches and marshy swamps, while its interior is dotted with volcanoes, dense with rain forests and abundant with unusual flora.

Penguin Parade

Phillip Island is a small island and nature reserve off the coast of South Australia, about 140 km from Melbourne. On the island you can see koalas, kangaroos and the main to attraction, the Penguin Parade on Summerland Beach.

No Artificial Ingredients Indeed

Back from our family's vacation to Costa Rica, I am left feeling extremely grateful for not only the well-received rest and relaxation with family; I enjoyed exhilarating experiences previously unimaginable.Costa Rica's ad in this Sunday's New York Times includes the tagline "No Artificial Ingredients.

Eight Tips For A Bug-Free Summer

(NC)-With approximately 42,000 mosquitoes for every person in Ontario, most of us spend a great deal of our summers swatting away these pesky insects. Protecting yourself against mosquitoes will not only make your summer more enjoyable, it will help prevent you and your family from getting annoying and sometimes dangerous bug bites.

Is There Such A Thing As A Romantic Camping Getaway In Minnesota?

Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of Sketchandtravel.com and Bookpleasures.

Taking an Alaskan Cruise - What to Pack

Packing in general can be a hassle. But when going on an Alaskan cruise, it can be even harder because of the colder weather.

Spain´s Beaches - You´re Spoilt For Choice

Spain offers the visitor over 4,000 kms of coastline where s/he can enjoy shining sun and sapphire seas in wonderful settings.And what a choice of sands! Golden sands, white sands, grainy sands, powdery sands, and even the black sands of the Canary Islands!Allergic to sand? No problem! Just plump for a resort with smooth, white pebbles! You´ll find a good selection!Already holidayed several times by the Mediterranean? Then why not try the fairy-tale fishing villages washed by the Cantabrian Sea or Atlantic Ocean?"Spanish beaches are the most environmentally healthy in Europe" says the Foundation for Environmental Education, which has awarded the much-coveted Blue Flag to 450 of the country´s beaches - more than any other participating contry!Leading the way within Spain itself is the Costa Blanca, which received 48 Blue Flag awards.

Welcome to Bragg Creek

Welcome to Bragg Creek! Bragg Creek is located in the Rocky Mountains in Alberta Canada. It must be by far one of Alberta's best kept secrets.

The Great Outdoors is to be Explored and Loved in all its fullness

The thing with enjoying the great outdoors is seeing aspects of life that you do not normally see during your normal weekly activities. The familiar sea breezes, the smells of spring flowers, the winter winds, fantastic views from mountain tops and so much more.

Three Classic Hikes Abroad

Paul Scott Mower once said, "There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country?" If you've ever contemplated going abroad to find your next trail, here are 3 classic hikes to consider.New Zealand's Milford Track: The best known "track" through New Zealand's beautiful fjords, this 32.

Your Horses Back May Not Be the Same Next Month

A saddle is a static object, but your horse is a living, dynamic creature. Even slight changes throughout the year in your horse's weight have a significant impact on the fit of the saddle.

Shark Attacks! How Common are They? Where do They Occur?

Last week in Australia, one man's day at beach could have turned into a disaster: He was attacked by a seven-foot bronze whaler shark while surfing about 100 yards out from Sydney's Bronte Beach.Fortunately, the man, Simon Letch, stayed calm and "shoved the board at [the shark] like a barge pole.

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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 ...
Colorado Springs' State of the Outdoors to include gubernatorial candidates, local economic figuresColorado Springs Gazette

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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
Buffalo News
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 ...

Dallas News

Other Sports: Ray Sasser, longtime Dallas Morning News outdoors ...
Dallas News
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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