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Hike: Mount Marcy

July 27, 2010
Mt. Marcy in the Adirondacks
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Try hiking to Mount Marcy, in New York State, and taking in the breathtaking view. Here are some articles on the different trails you can take to this mountain.

Adirondack High Peaks: Mt. Marcy

Mount Marcy is the highest point in New York State, with an elevation of 5343 feet (1629 m). It is a popular destination for hikers due to its stature and great views. Located in Essex County, the mountain is in the heart of the …

Publish Date: 07/01/2010 12:02

http://run-a-bout.blogspot.com/2010/07/adirondack-high-peaks-mt-marcy.html

Hike Mt. Marcy by hiking the Van Hoevenberg trail.

Are you interested in a challenging day hike? Scale Mt. Marcy by hiking the Van Hoevenberg trail.

Publish Date: 08/13/2007 16:19

http://www.lake-placid-area-guide.com/MtMarcy.html

zib and alex: Mount Marcy 5344 feet, Adirondacks, NY

Mount Marcy’s summit can be accessed by 2 different trails, from either the east or west. Both trails are well marked with blazes, however at times the 6 feet of snow cover the blazes completely. This was one of the easy to spot …

Publish Date: 04/25/2007 11:12

http://socivilized.blogspot.com/2007/04/mount-marcy-5344-feet-adirondacks-ny.html

Hiking Mt. Marcy, highest point in New York State | Outdoor Lifestyle

See also the Mount Marcy photo gallery. The hike to the top was about 15 miles round trip with about 3274′ of elevation gain. Unlike trails in the west, there were no switchbacks, it just went straight up after an initial two miles …

Publish Date: 01/26/2009 9:35

http://outdoorlifestyle.com/new-york/hiking-mt-marcy-highest-point-new-york-state

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Hiking Trail: Conundrum Hot Springs

July 26, 2010
Conundrum Hot Springs
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Conundrum Hot Springs is a popular hiking trail located in Colorado and has the honor of being mentioned as one of the best hiking destinations by several sources. Here is a link to some stats about this trail and read the articles for other people’s experiences on Conundrum Hot Springs Trail.

Top Hiking Destinations

Nestled in Colorado’s most underdeveloped wilderness, Conundrum Hot Springs is the place for hikers and other visitors to view mother nature’s most unique watery springs. The pools are scattered around the trail and their temperatures …

Publish Date: 07/07/2010 0:26

http://www.besthikingcenter.com/top-hiking-destinations.html

The Rag Blog: Conundrum Hot Springs – D. Hamilton

This wilderness backpacking trip would be accomplished alone, so it would be judicious just to go back to the old familiar Conundrum Hot Springs, a popular trail that I have hiked many times before. Besides, it’s hard to beat. …

Publish Date: 08/04/2006 6:25

http://theragblog.blogspot.com/2006/08/conundrum-hot-springs-d-hamilton.html

Banana land: Conundrum hot springs

Paul and I went backpacking this weekend to Conundrum hot springs, which is right outside of Aspen (the fancy ski city). The stats: 8.5 miles hike with 2700ft elevation gain, final destination 11200ft elevation. Hot springs: temperature roughly … We left on friday night, after work, so we could sleep at the trail head and get a good start on saturday morning. We slept in the car, it was too dark and we were too tired from driving (well, Paul drove) to pitch the tent. …

Publish Date: 09/22/2009 20:40

http://banana-land.blogspot.com/2009/09/conundrum-hot-springs.html

Mount Crested Butte, Gunnison County, Colorado | Hiker – enjoying

The Conundrum Trail. There are numerous hiking trails around the town, but one of the most popular is the hike to Conundrum hot springs. The Conundrum Trailhead begins at an altitude of over 8500, with the hot springs reaching heights …

Publish Date: 10/04/2008 5:55

http://hiker.com/mount-crested-butte-gunnison-county-colorado/

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Picture of the Day: Appalachian Trail by Night

July 20, 2010

Moonlight Hike on the A.T.

Hiking on the Appalachian Trail by moonlight can be an exhilarating experience, to say the least. It’s beautiful and mysterious, and with the knowledge that you are walking in the presence of bear, your limited vision can play tricks on you. The fog adds to the adventure especially where the trail passes close to the edge of a cliff.

This shot was taken at night, of course, on the A.T. between Thunder Ridge and Apple Orchard Mountain in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia…

The light in front is from the flash.

Author:D L Ennis

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Hiking Tips: Food for Energy on the Trail

July 20, 2010

Hiking, especially on long trails, require energy. Here are some articles on how to sustain your energy while hiking.

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Maintaining your enery on the trail | Great Outdoors Tips with

Eat an energy bar or a good part of an energy bar at least every 2 to 2 1/2 hours while hiking energetically. Oh, one more thing. Carrying energy-dense foods for energy on the trail gives you an added advantage. …

Publish Date: 07/14/2010 12:09

http://freeoutdoors.com/blog/?p=8379

Precautions while trekking | Travel First Aid Kit Shop

The more you go, the more energy you need. Maintain your energy by eating at regular intervals. Do not eat large portions, but rely on energy bars or fruit snacks. Drinkwater Water is the elixir of life or it is believed. … Any good sports brand you can recommend good hiking shoes. Socks Most trekking areas are cold. So, warm clothes and thick wool socks should be selected for trekking. Wool mixed with plastics is useful because it prevents moisture on feet. Fitness …

Publish Date: 07/17/2010 11:03

http://www.travelfirstaidkitsshop.com/precautions-while-trekking/

Hiking and Camping Food | Colorado Hiking

The best hiking and camping food is easily transportable, easy to fix, and tastes good. If you’re not going to look forward to eating it, don’t take it along just because it happens to be lightweight and is labeled camping food. …

Publish Date: 06/29/2010 13:59

http://www.coloradohiking.org/hiking-and-camping-food.html

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Hiking Trails: Isle Royale National Park

July 20, 2010
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If you aren’t fond of big crowds, try out Isle Royale National Park. Situated in Michigan, it has plenty of hiking trails that are beautiful and crowd-free. Here are some articles on this National Park.

Day adventures at Isle Royale National Park – Midwest Guest

Isle Royale has 165 miles of hiking trails, and while many of the wilderness trails can be quite steep and challenging, like trails that lead out towards the highest elevation at Mount Desor (1394 feet), there are plenty of trails…

Publish Date: 07/15/2010 3:00

http://www.midwestguest.com/2010/07/day-adventures-at-isle-royale-national-park.html

Isle Royale National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

Official National Park Service site for this island park in Lake Superior, accessible from Minnesota and Michigan.

Publish Date: 05/22/2007 10:27

http://www.nps.gov/isro/

Secret Hikes: Isle Royale National Park

Trek to shoreline campsites through woodlands rife with moose, birds, and wolves.

Publish Date: 07/03/2010 18:21

http://www.backpacker.com/article/14308

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Discover Wildlife: Zion National Park

July 19, 2010
Female Bighorn Sheep
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If you happen to be hiking at Zion National Park, which I would highly recommend, make sure to bring along your camera. There is much wildlife to encounter and if you’re lucky, perhaps you’ll meet bighorn sheep!

Photography – St. George / Zion National Park « Everything From A

Wildlife such as deer, wild turkeys and big horn sheep are prevalent in Zion National Park. East side of Zion Park – This portion of the park places you among the tops if the towers surrounded by ponderosa pine and slick rock domes. …

Publish Date: 05/11/2010 11:58

http://www.atozion.com/blog/?p=982

Alpenglow Images » Blog Archive » Zion National Parkwildlife

A desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) in the Zion National Park high country. Desert Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni), Zion National Park, January 2010. We saw several bighorns between the tunnel and the park’s east …

Publish Date: 01/21/2010 7:00

http://www.alpenglowimagesphotography.com/blog/2010/01/zion-national-park-wildlife/

Zion National Park, Utah: Visiting Zion, a Top Western U.S.A.

People Visiting Zion National Park are sure to be thrilled by its natural beauty and wildlife. Trails are available for hikers to navigate through the park, and they allow for breathtaking views and natural sights. …

Publish Date: 03/03/2010 16:12

http://familytravel.suite101.com/article.cfm/zion-national-park-utah

Zion National Park, An Intimate And Amazing Place

So far this year I’ve taken the “brats” to Zion National Park four different times. We started out in March hiking down to the narrows on the Riverwalk Trail in the snow and ice, and just last week, they earned their “Li’l Jr. …

Publish Date: 07/04/2010 11:20

http://camping-travelingwithkids.blogspot.com/2010/07/zion-national-park-intimate-and-amazing.html

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General Hiking Tips

July 7, 2010
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Here are some general tips for hiking, including an article for tips on hiking some well known trails such as the Pacific Crest Trail.

A Hiking Blog… » A Guide to Safe HikingTips you must know

A Guide to Safe HikingTips you must know. By hiker. Hiking itself is an adventurous activity that excites people of almost all ages. It is not at all dangerous if you follow some much needed safety precautions. …

Publish Date: 07/06/2010 12:59

http://www.ahikingblog.com/2010/07/a-guide-to-safe-hiking-%E2%80%93-tips-you-must-know/

Hiking Trip Preparation : Anemia Considerations for Hiking

Learn some precautions to take if someone is anemic in this free backpacking video about how to prepare for a hike.Expert: Megan Rouch Bio: Megan Rouch enjoys off-road unicycling. She has been riding unicycles for eight years. …

Publish Date: 07/07/2010 3:42

http://www.back-packing-info.com/hiking-trip-preparation-anemia-considerations-for-hiking/

Hiking’s Triple Crown | Great Outdoors Tips with Outdoors Expert

Hiking’s Triple Crown: the Appalachian Trail, the Continental Divide Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail.

Publish Date: 07/07/2010 10:25

http://freeoutdoors.com/blog/?p=7922

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