Category Archives: Hiking

Lyme Disease Affects 300,000 Every Year

Late summer is peak Lyme disease season. During the past two years I have posted a series of articles on ticks, Lyme disease, and other tick-borne diseases. Lyme and tick-borne diseases have been diagnosed in all 50 states, so even if … Continue reading

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6 Common Tick-Borne Diseases

Common tick-borne diseases include Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, ehrlichiosis, relapsing fever, and babesiosis. Lyme Disease Lyme disease is an infection spread by the bite of ticks infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Symptoms include fatigue, headache, stiff … Continue reading

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Discover a New Reason to Love the Outdoors

Longer summer days and warmer weather provide great opportunities for families to get outside and discover something new. With summer right around the corner, L.L.Bean is encouraging families to discover ways to enjoy the outdoors and is launching the 2013 … Continue reading

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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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