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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.

Spains Beaches - Youre 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! Youll 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 countrys 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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Friluftsliv: The Nordic concept of getting outdoors
BBC News
With flexible hours already commonplace in Scandinavia, thanks to policies encouraging both parents to participate in family life, many businesses are also giving employees the chance to work around their passions – including the great outdoors – more ...


12 essential podcasts about the great outdoors
Whether or not the weather outside is frightful, these 12 podcasts about the outdoors are filled with harrowing adventures, fulfilling travels, and meditations and explorations of nature. 1. “Out There”. Personal stories about our close relationship ...

Houston Chronicle

Outdoors enthusiasts should check this holiday gift list twice
Houston Chronicle
Tired of trying to adjust men's gear and hand-me-downs into comfortable outdoor clothing for women, Amber Haynes came out with a high-quality upland apparel line just for women called McKenna Quinn. Based in Boerne and launched in January 2016, Hayes ...

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Outdoors: Take caution to social media, outdoorsmen
Waco Tribune-Herald
Communication technology has made doing this job a lot easier than when I started writing the Tribune-Herald outdoor column 16 years ago. Back then, internet and cell phone technology were slow and unreliable, and getting something as simple as a photo ...

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Kokomo Perspective

Outdoors with Bud - Watch and listen for hunting success
Kokomo Perspective
Sometimes the key to deer hunting success can be a simple matter of two things that I consider very crucial. Those two things have been paramount many times to allowing me to attach a tag to a deer. Sure, many other steps have to play a part, such as ...

Midland Reporter-Telegram

Review: Ally Outdoors
Midland Reporter-Telegram
Walking through the sliding doors of the Ally Outdoors facility, what comes into view is not the expected sight of a retail gun store. Visitors walk through an elegant open entryway, past a trendy cafe, and into a well-lit showroom with high-quality ...

The Great Outdoors: AMC adventures make great gifts
The Appalachian Mountain Club's guide to winter activities is out and something new has been added: a snowshoe adventure for those of you that have hit the big 50. This adventure will take place from Jan. 9-11. For those of you who are into snowshoeing ...

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Wandering herd of deer caught on video in Eastport
Bangor Daily News
Deer hang out on a lawn and cross the street in Eastport recently. Town residents have been dealing with nuisance deer issues as the sizeable herd wanders about, causing traffic problems and eating plants. Tess Ftorek of Eastport posted a video to her ...

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Journal Times

Johnson Outdoors posts 4Q profit
Journal Times
RACINE — Johnson Outdoors Inc. on Friday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $589,000, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Racine-based company said it had net income of 6 cents per share. The outdoor gear company ...
Johnson Outdoors' (JOUT) CEO Helen Johnson-Leipold on Q4 2017 Results - Earnings Call TranscriptSeeking Alpha
Johnson Outdoors caps record fiscal yearMilwaukee Journal Sentinel
Innovation Drives Record Growth at Johnson Outdoors for Fiscal 2017GlobeNewswire (press release)
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The Columbus Dispatch

Outdoors | Trump's action on monuments draws ire of outdoors groups
The Columbus Dispatch
President Donald Trump's pronouncement last week that dramatically shrinks two presidentially protected — and heretofore all but untouchable — areas in Utah caused more than a mild stir among some conservation and outdoors groups. The American Alpine ...

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