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Hiking News: Hike Half Dome in Yosemite

June 29, 2010
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Half Dome is one of the most famous landmarks at Yosemite National Park. The hike up to the top is a popular day hike that is on the strenuous side. If you have more than a day to make the hike, consider the backcountry campground at Little Yosemite Valley (you will need a wilderness permit for this campground) which is right near the trail-head to Half Dome and makes for a more leisurely, and if you go early enough, less crowded hike. I’ve done the hike many times and highly recommend it; the breathtaking view from the top is worth every step. Here is some more information on the hike including a video for those making the day hike.

Get Ready to Hike Half Dome : YosemiteBlog.com

Be warned however that lines are expected to be longer to climb Half Dome during the week as people who were planning to hike Half Dome during the weekend change their plans. The trail is hot, dry and exposed to sun. Take LOTS of water, …

Publish Date: 06/15/2010 7:30

http://yosemiteblog.com/2010/06/15/get-ready-to-hike-half-dome/

Hiking Half Dome | BootsnAll Travel Articles

Trevor Mogg endures a harrowing hike in one of the States’ most beautiful national parks – Yosemite.

Publish Date: 04/20/2010 1:02

http://www.bootsnall.com/articles/10-04/hking-half-dome.html

Yosemite Half Dome Hiking Cables Up On June 16

The hiking cables on Half Dome in Yosemite National Park are going up on June 16.

Publish Date: 06/10/2010 6:14

http://northerncaliforniahikingtrails.com/blog/2010/06/10/yosemite-half-dome-hiking-cables-up-on-june-16/

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National Park News: Acadia National Park on iPhone

June 28, 2010

“The next time you visit Acadia National Park, be sure to take your iPhone.

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A school technology director from Yarmouth has developed a new application for the iPhone that offers a guided tour of the park right in the palm of your hand.

Kerry Gallivan, 36, the president and founder of Chimani LLC, said the idea for the Acadia application grew out of an experience he had while hiking in the park.

“I was on Gorham Mountain and was using my iPhone,” he said. ‘I wanted more information about the mountain and the trail I was on. I couldn’t find it, and I figured there were other people in the same situation. That was the inspiration. It was a solution to a problem I had experienced.’ ”  Read more.

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Quote of the Day: Nature Walks

June 28, 2010
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“In every walk with nature one receives more than he seeks.” -John Muir

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Hiking Tips: Hiking With Your Dog

June 22, 2010
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Many of us have a furry friend and take them to a dog park for exercise and fun. Why not try something different and take a hike? Here are some tips you need to know before you take your dog hiking.

Hiking With Your Dog : Critter Minute – Natural Dog Products & Fun

Before you decide to take your dog out hiking make sure your dog is healthy enough and fit enough to enjoy a hike. If your dog is not very fit you can start with short excursions from home and gradually work up to long hikes though the …

Publish Date: 06/18/2010 13:14

http://www.critterminute.com/hiking-with-your-dog/

Dog-Friendly Outdoor Adventures « The Bark

To make the most out of your hiking experience, keep in mind the following trail-etiquette tips (from The Appalachian Trail Conservancy): Do not allow your pet to chase wildlife. Leash your dog around water sources and in sensitive …

Publish Date: 06/18/2010 16:13

http://blog.earthbath.com/2010/06/17/dog-friendly-outdoor-adventures/

5 Tips for Camping with Your Dog | EcoSalon

Hiking Tips. There are extra considerations if you’re hiking: If you expect your dog to carry his own food or water, incorporate the pack into your daily walks a few weeks before the trip. Start with an empty pack and slowly build up to …

Publish Date: 06/17/2010 14:38

http://www.ecosalon.com/dogs-can-camp-with-the-best-of-us/

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Hiking Destination: Sawtooth Mountains

June 21, 2010

Summer is a perfect time to hike. However the thought of doing so can be stressful as visions of crowds cross your mind, such as the crowds hiking up to Half Dome in Yosemite. Here is some information on hiking a less crowded but just as beautiful Sawtooth Mountains.

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Things to do in the Sawtooth Mountains – Main – Perfect summer

The Idaho Sawtooth Mountains are as pretty as any state park, and a lot less crowded. Here’s where to to stay in the Sawtooth Mountains, and where to go hiking, biking, rafting, and fishing.

Publish Date: 06/11/2010 14:56

http://www.sunset.com/travel/rockies/things-to-do-sawtooth-mountains-00418000067836/

Camping and Outdoor Recreation in Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains

Idaho has many scenic outdoor recreation and camping destinations. Some of the most beautiful are in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.

Publish Date: 04/15/2010 19:46

http://camp-sites.suite101.com/article.cfm/camping-and-outdoor-recreation-in-idahos-sawtooth-mountains

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Hiking Trail of the Day: California’s Lost Coast Trail

June 18, 2010
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Northern California’s Lost Coast Trail gives hikers a rare chance to view coastal wilderness in a combination such as sea lions and forest. Learn more about the Lost Coast and follow this link for more information about the trails.

Hike Along the Lost Coast | 101 Things To Do Humboldt

Shelter Cove serves as a dividing line for the roughly 64 miles of California Coastal Trail along the Lost Coast. To the north and south, find pristine views of the Pacific Ocean and the rugged coast that meets it. …

Publish Date: 06/21/2008 0:00

http://101things.com/humboldt/hike-along-the-lost-coast

Lost Coast Trail, finally « besthike.com blog

My boyfriend and I are going to be backpacking much of the Northern Coast this summer and are planning to tackle the Lost Coast Trail. We will definitely be referring back to this post. …

Publish Date: 04/27/2010 5:02

http://besthike.wordpress.com/2010/04/27/lost-coast-trail-finally/

Lost Coast, California

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A visit to the Lost Coast. The Lost Coast of California is made up mainly of the King’s Range, a heavy growth set of peaks and valleys, whose western side is the Pacific Ocean. Hard to get into because of very few roads that are steep, …

Publish Date: 06/01/2010 13:25

http://www.ourexcellentadventures.com/2010/06/01/a-visit-to-the-lost-coast/

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Picture of the Day: Congaree National Park

June 15, 2010

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Hiking Tips: Electrolyte Replacement

June 13, 2010

“Everyday, we sweat. No matter what energy we expend, no matter how hot or how cool the day, we sweat.

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But, of course, the more we exercise, the more we sweat. And, the hotter it is, the more we sweat. So, put together the high amount of energy it takes to hike a mountainous trail and make that a hot day for the hike, and you’ve got a formula for a lot of sweating. Sweating means fluid and electrolyte loss.

Sweating is normal and it’s healthy. But, you’ve got to make some compensations.” Read more.

Quote of the Day: Wilderness

June 10, 2010
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It is one of the blessings of wilderness life that it shows us how few things we need in order to be perfectly happy. Horace Kephart

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Picture of the Day: Lower Cathedral Lake

June 10, 2010

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This gorgeous view of Lower Cathedral Lake is in the Tioga Road Region of Yosemite.

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