Archive for January, 2010

Hiking with a Canine Companion

January 28, 2010

Do you have a doggy friend you just can’t leave behind when you go hiking? Here are some tips for proper care and etiquette.

A Borzoi.
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Should hikers allow their dogs off-leash? | Blue Ridge Outdoors

I also have a Borzoi, who, while he does not go backpacking, does go on dayhikes and is also offleash anywhere it is allowed (I seek out such places because, as I have already mentioned, hiking with my dogs onleash is a major pain in …

Publish Date: 01/18/2010 6:40

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Pet Care Tips #2: Hiking with Your Dog | K9 OBEDIENCE TRAINING BLOG

This time of year is when people are trying to stick to New Year’s resolutions of staying in shape. And there is no better way to enjoy accomplishing your.

Publish Date: 01/27/2010 12:53

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Hiking Tips: Early Spring Treks

January 27, 2010

Got cabin fever? Looking forward to the first Spring hike? We all need to be aware of special considerations for this vulnerable season.

Here is a website that I found with a great list of dos and don’ts for responsible hiking in wet conditions characteristic of the early spring season. The pontential for trail erosion is especially acute during this season.

Trekking in the Lebanon Mountains, Lebanon
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Read it here: Hiking in Early Spring.

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Our Natural Heritage: Largely Unappreciated

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Desert Hiking: Spectacular!

January 27, 2010

Winter is the perfect season for desert hiking. The weather is often clear and warm. The scenery can be spectacular.

Here are some articles on the desert and hiking therein. I hope you enjoy them.

Mojave Desert Hiking Trails

Mojave Desert scene in Joshua Tree National Park.
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mojave desert hiking trails California to the west, Lake Havasu is an oasis of water in the desert of Arizona. The result of the construction of Parker Dam, this lake was created in 1938. The Lake Havasu City was founded by Robert P. …

Publish Date: 01/13/2010 0:53

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Palm Desert Hiking Trail Map – Palm Desert CA 92260 • mappery

Trail map of Palm Desert, California. Shows hiking trails leaving right from town.

Publish Date: 10/17/2009 7:43

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Rattlesnakes: Don’t Tread on Me

Mountain Sickness and Gingko Biloba

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National Parks News and Posts

January 26, 2010

Moonlit Cross Country Ski Program at Glacier National Park

On the evenings of January 30 and February 27, the public is invited to join a free, four-mile, ranger-led cross country ski excursion at night in Glacier National Park. Suitable for intermediate-level skiers of all ages, …

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Publish Date: 01/25/2010 0:00

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Bryce Canyon National Park (Utah USA) on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

Stewart @ Bryce Point 01/12/2009 14h20 At the background the most beautiful natural amphitheater ever seen. Bryce Canyon National Park Bryce Canyon National Park (pronounced /ˈbraɪs/) is a national park located in southwestern Utah in …

Publish Date: 01/21/2010 11:09

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Banff film fest lineup – Spokesman.com – Jan. 24, 2010

The Banff Mountain Film Festival will be in North Idaho for four days. The first three nights — Jan. 28, 29 and 30 — will be at the Panida Theater in Sandpoint, with screenings starting at 7 pm and doors opening at 6 pm The last night, …

Publish Date: 01/24/2010 16:21

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Our National Parks: Little Known Benefits

Do you like visiting and camping in our beautiful National Parks? They provide many enjoyable attractions. But, here are some benefits of our National Parks that you may not have thought about. They give us pride to know that we, …

Publish Date: 09/29/2009 8:38

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Hiking Tips: Preparation

January 25, 2010
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Preparation for any worthwhile enterprise is a good idea. This maxim is just as true for hiking, whether it be for an afternoon, a day of several backpacking days. Here are a couple of articles that may be helpful for you.

Why You Should Plan Your Next Hiking Adventure in Advance http

Why You Should Plan Your Next Hiking Adventure in Advance http://tinyurl.com/yd47jfj.

Publish Date: 01/18/2010 8:21

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Great Outdoors Tips with Outdoors Expert Richard Davidian

Making the proper choice of a backpacking stove based on the fuel that it burns depends on various circumstances that you anticipate encountering. This discussion will be structured around these circumstances. Convenience: Stoves that …

Publish Date: 01/05/2010 8:22

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Search for Missing Hiker Scaled back

January 13, 2010

Katherine Truitt, 37, evidently parked her pickup on McClure Beach in the Point Reyes National Park and started hiking. Days later, the efforts to find her are being scaled back.

Read the whole story here: Missing Hiker.

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Backpacking Stoves: Fuel Considerations

Choosing a Child’s Sleeping Bag

Hiking Tips and Issues

Hiking the Collegiates

Hiking Tips: Safety Suggestions

January 4, 2010

Hiking is a wonderful sport for the whole family and for practically all ages. Staying safe while hiking will make you wilderness ventures much more pleasant and secure.

Here are some suggestions for avoiding problems and stayding out of trouble. Just follow this link: Hiking Safety Tips.

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Little Known Benefits of Out National Parks

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Water-Isolated Wilderness Destinations