Category Archives: Hiking

Rand McNally Introduces Outdoor Handheld GPS

Rand McNally introduces its first handheld/bike mounted outdoor GPS device for hiking, biking, geocaching, and more. The Rand McNally’s Foris 850 comes loaded with millions of miles of high-quality street and trail maps, a sturdy bike mount, and an easy-to-use … Continue reading

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Start the New Year Off with a First Day Hike

With New Year’s Day just around the corner, people everywhere are zeroing in on their new year’s resolutions for 2013. Some will vow to add more exercise into their routines, and others will promise not to stay indoors as much. … Continue reading

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When Things Go Wrong

Dr. Aram Attarian, professor of parks, recreation and tourism management at North Carolina State University, has spent 35 years collecting accident reports, first-person accounts, and newspaper articles about things gone wrong in outdoor and adventure programs. Attarian combined more than … Continue reading

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The Top Five Best Adventure Travel Tours in North America

Please note that the following post is written by guest author, Peter Smith. There’s no need to travel abroad to see dense rainforests, explore lava fields, or kayak with orcas. North America is full of amazing sights waiting for adventure … Continue reading

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Redesign of Recreation.gov

Recreation.gov, the interagency website that guides visitors to 90,000 sites on federal lands such as national parks, wildlife refuges, waterways, forests, and recreation areas, has a new look with expanded content and improved navigation tools. The redesign is an initial step … Continue reading

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Camping Without a Car or RV

A non-profit group is making camping without a car possible with a regular bus service between Toronto and key national and provincial parks in Ontario. Starting June 29 (2012), the Ontario Parkbus Initiative will be running buses between Toronto and … Continue reading

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Lake Guntersville Rebounds One Year after Storms

On April 27, 2011 Lake Guntersville State Park was hit by multiple tornadoes. Thirteen months after three tornadoes tore a path of destruction through Lake Guntersville State Park, the park has rebounded and is still a primary vacation spot in … Continue reading

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Fort Ord Becomes a National Monument

On April 20, 2012, President Obama signed a Proclamation to designate the Fort Ord National Monument. A sweeping former military base north of Monterey, California, Fort Ord is known for its oceanfront landscape and a history that dates back to horse … Continue reading

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Lost Dutchman State Park: Adopt-A-Cactus

Last winter I posted three articles on Lost Dutchman, an Arizona State Park named after Jacob Waltz, the Dutchman, who reportedly found a gold mine in the Superstitions in the 1870s. According to legend, the gold is still there somewhere. … Continue reading

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Take a Hike at a Texas State Park

Periodic mild winter days present a great opportunity to lace up your hiking boots or simply slip on your sneakers and hit a variety of trails snaking through dozens of Texas State Parks. With 94 state parks, hikers of all … Continue reading

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