Archive for April, 2011

Trails in Mount Rainier National Park

April 25, 2011
A photo of Mount Rainier taken from Paradise

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Spring is a fun time to hike around Mount Rainier. Here is a great website listing the trails that are in Mount Rainier National Park. Enjoy!

Trail Running in Mount Rainier National Park

There are three primary regions of trail running interest at Mount Rainier National Park – the southwest area (Paradise/Longmire), the northeast area (Sunrise), and the northwest area (Mowich and Carbon River). …

Publish Date: 12/22/2010 6:00

http://www.irunfar.com/2010/12/trail-running-in-mount-rainier-national-park.html

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Picture of the Day: Kalalau Lookout

April 25, 2011

Kalalau Lookout, Kauai

Taken just as the sun set. You can see the glowing reflections of the sun on the lower cliffs and the clouds in the distance. In my opinion, this is one of the most amazing views on earth.

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Natural Remedies for Insect Bites

April 25, 2011

While hiking, we can get all sorts of insect bites. Here are some great articles on how to treat these bites with natural remedies.

Natural Health Remedies for Insect Bites and Stings | Jeweled Web

Almost anywhere you reside on this planet there are small creatures, tiny insects that attack to sting or bite you, either because they see you as a threat to.

Publish Date: 04/10/2011 4:11

http://www.jeweledweb.com/natural-health-remedies-for-insect-bites-and-stings/

Natural Medicine & First Aid – Stings and Insect Bites | Wirral

Here are some natural remedies to disinfect, soothe, and prevent further swelling of bug bites and stings that should be prepared and kept in the first aid box, along with first aid procedure for removing a bee or wasp stinger. …

Publish Date: 04/10/2011 6:40

http://wirralwaspsnest.com/2011/04/natural-medicine-first-aid-stings-and-insect-bites/

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Hike: Laurel Highlands Hiking Trails

April 24, 2011
Laurel Highlands Trail

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Laurel Highlands Hiking Trails are considered part of the 100 best in the US. These trails span 70 miles and 5 counties. Take a day and hike a trail or take some more days and try doing the entirety of the trail. Either way, you won’t regret it.

Tales of the Trail Goddess: Laurel Highlands March 25-26

The LHHT-Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail-is the closest trail to me for this, using the first 8 miles of the trail: I believe it’s about 4000 feet of climb for the out and back, from mile zero to mile 8. It was a bit startling, …

Publish Date: 03/27/2011 11:37

http://ultranewby.blogspot.com/2011/03/laurel-highlands-march-25-26.html

John forgot to turn off the Ipod: Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail

Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail winter hike. Success. Young Bob and myself had planned a winter hike on the Laurel Highlands Trail. Leading into it, as we all know, it has been snowing a lot. We went for it anyway, and I got redemption …

Publish Date: 12/20/2010 11:54

http://thesteevo.blogspot.com/2010/12/laurel-highlands-hiking-trail-winter.html

8 Perfect Weekend Trails

The 70-mile Laurel Highlands Hiking trail serves as the backbone of a 218-square-mile forested area that’s called the Laurel Highlands. The area has 600 miles of hiking trail. The Laurel Highlands Trail runs from Ohiopyle State Park and …

Publish Date: 03/22/2011 15:31

http://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/current-issue/features/8-perfect-weekend-trails/

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Ways to Purify Water While Hiking

April 24, 2011

Water comprises most of our bodies and is essential to hiking. Here are some great articles on how to purify water during your trip. Enjoy!

Water Purification and Camping

So, while hiking or backpacking in the wilderness, you be the judge whether to always purify your water or to take a well-informed assessment approach and enjoying some of the best tasting water on the planet. …

Publish Date: 07/30/2009 12:58

http://freeoutdoors.com/blog/hydration/water-purification-camping

Water Purification Systems for Camping, Hiking, Backpacking or RV

For instance, a camping water purification is very effective, but it should also be quite portable. While many people will simply bring along a water purifier that has been mounted on a pitcher, this might not be ideal when you are …

Publish Date: 04/09/2011 4:34

http://backpackingtravel.org/water-purification-systems-for-camping-hiking-backpacking-or-rv

The Importance Of Water Purification Whilst Camping | Just VERB-IT

This is why when camping or hiking it is essential to have a number of water purification methods at your disposal to ensure your water supply is safe and clean. The most common waterborne bacteria are giardia, … While this may be ideal for cooking, it can seriously affect the quality of drinking water. There is however a solution to this problem with some drops adding a citrus flavour while they purify. Using chemical solutions can also cause problems if used for …

Publish Date: 04/22/2011 12:14

http://www.verb-it.com/the-importance-of-water-purification-whilst-camping/

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Winter Hiking: How to Stay Warm When Temperatures Are Cold

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Hike: Catoctin Mountain Park

April 22, 2011
Catoctin Mountain Park

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Washington DC is not the first place you would think of when you picture hiking, but there are many great trails within 60 miles from the nation’s capital. Visit Catoctin Mountain Park and try out the many great trails they have there. Here are some articles on the park.

Catoctin Mountain Park (US) Maryland Garmin Compatible Map

Here is a map of Catoctin Mountain Park (US Park), the home of Camp David, the Presidential retreat. Near by is Maryland’s Cunningham State Park. The area contains many hiking trails that lead to great water features and vistas. …

Publish Date: 02/13/2011 21:06

http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/view/499/

At Maryland’s Catoctin Mountain Park, a Whiskey Still Gets You Up

Maryland’s Catoctin Mountain Park is a 5800-acre park located on rugged forested land about a 90-minute drive northwest of Baltimore. The popular park, which attracted over 440000 visitors last year, has one of the more unusual exhibits …

Publish Date: 09/17/2010 4:59

http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2010/09/marylands-catoctin-mountain-park-whiskey-still-gets-you-close-and-personal-moonshine-history6890

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Catoctin Mountain Park

Catoctin Mountain Park was a decent park. We camped over the weekend on Father’s Day in ’08 and it was a really good camping ground. Almost all the camping spots were newly renovated and it was a beautiful campground under the trees. …

Publish Date: 03/05/2011 22:38

http://npsadventure.blogspot.com/2011/03/catoctin-mountain-park.html

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Beautiful Picture of Old Rag

April 22, 2011

VA-2009-01-05-001 Old Rag at Dawn

This was my second of two consecutive days attempt to capture sunrise at Old Rag, Shenandoah National Park. There was nothing to shot Sunday morning so I hiked up again Monday morning. Left the parking lot at 0500 and started the hike in the dark.

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The photo will appear dark in your monitor and I left it this way so it would really reflect what was witnessed at the moment. This is a 600 sec exposure at f/11, ISO 50.

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Hike: Billy Goat Trail

April 22, 2011

Here’s a great hiking place for those that are living in the city. The Billy Goat trail is such fun, go try it.

Students scaling a steep cliff face on Section...

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Hiking Billy Goat Trail A | Matthew Wolf

I recently went on a hike on the Billy Goat Trail located near Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center in Potomac, MD. We started off parking at the Great Falls.

Publish Date: 07/18/2010 11:01

http://www.matwolf.com/travel/hiking-billy-goat-trail-a/

Bayside Ramblings: Great Falls: Hiking the Billy Goat Trail

I hiked the northernmost part of the Billy Goat Trail in October, a 1.7 mile segment on Bear Island called Section A which is the most challenging portion, especially when starting from the northern end closest to the Great Falls Tavern …

Publish Date: 12/31/2010 19:27

http://chesapeakeag.blogspot.com/2010/12/great-falls-hiking-billy-goat-trail.html

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Picture of the Day: Arethusa Falls

April 20, 2011

Arethusa Falls

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Hike: Boynton Trail

April 20, 2011
Boynton Canyon Trail

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Try out this short hike in the Boynton Canyon, which is famous for both its beauty and its supposed spiritual vortex.

Boynton Canyon Trail | Sedona Arizona Hiking

Boynton Canyon is one of the most scenic of the box canyons that make Arizona Red Rock Country so famous. This particular trail enjoys the additional.

Publish Date: 02/04/2011 9:26

http://www.sedonaarizonahiking.com/2011/02/04/boynton-canyon-trail/

Boynton Canyon Hike. | RVThereYet Blog Network

Today we were back in Sedona to hike the Boynton Canyon Trail, the trail is located near the Devil’s Bridge Trail off the paved portion of Dry Creek Road near the Enchantment Resort. The information we had about the trail was all over …

Publish Date: 04/13/2011 20:31

http://rvthereyet.cc/blog/2011/04/boynton-canyon-hike/

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