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A Tip for Hiking with Your Dog

August 15, 2011
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We love hiking with our beloved pooches. We get to share the outdoors with a pet that is part of our family. However, there are those that don’t feel the same way about dogs and you never know if you will encounter someone on the trail that does not see them as a friend. Be courteous and keep a leash with you to keep hiking a pleasant experience for everyone on the trail.

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Trails in Mount Rainier National Park

April 25, 2011
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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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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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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.

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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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Hiking With Your Dog

September 9, 2010
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Hiking with your dog not only provides a great bonding time but also keeps your pet happy and healthy. Here are some great safety tips on making that hiking time an enjoyable and safe one.

13 Tips for Dog Friendly Hiking

The tag should have your cell phone number and any other information that someone might need if they find your dog. Here’s what we put on Ty and Buster’s tags. 9 – Watch out if it’s hunting season. Take extra precaution when hiking

Publish Date: 08/20/2010 3:00

http://www.gopetfriendlyblog.com/2010/08/13-tips-for-dog-friendly-hiking/

Safety Tips When Hiking With your Dog

There are a few things you should be aware of and you have to take responsibility as so to protect your dog from being hurt or even killed. Below are a few risks associated with taking your dog out hiking or traveling other outdoor …

Publish Date: 08/29/2010 22:29

http://fidoscityguide.com/info/2010/08/30/safety-tips-when-hiking-with-your-dog/

Hot dog! Prevent heatstroke and heat injuries in your pets.

If you take your dog walking, hiking, or running, don’t overwork him as this can cause heatstroke. If your dog shows signs of heat stroke get into air conditioning as soon as possible. Some of the signs include uncontrollable panting, …

Publish Date: 05/27/2010 10:29

http://www.petsitusa.com/blog/?p=3306

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A Double Whammy against Insects

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Hike Bryce Canyon During a Full Moon

September 8, 2010
Bryce Canyon, Night

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Are you a night owl? If you are heading by Bryce Canyon National Park be sure to take advantage of their Full Moon Hikes, scheduled for September 23 and 24. Tickets to these hikes are free, just go to the Visitor Center, it is first come first serve as tickets are limited. Visit their website for more info.

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Take Your Children Hiking

August 26, 2010
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Hiking with your children can seem a like a daunting “task”. Here are some ways to make that “task” into a fun activity that you and your family can enjoy.

Take Kids Hiking and Lower Childhood Obesity: Families Hiking

Hiking with children offers a myriad of rewards such as reduced childhood obesity, a greater attention span, and a heightened awareness of the natural world. Kids hiking with families create lasting bonds, become more physically fit and …

Publish Date: 03/30/2010 23:01

http://www.suite101.com/content/take-kids-hiking-to-lower-childhood-obesity-a215606

Hiking With Young Children: Getting Outdoors With Kids Under Five

With patience and flexibility, parents can continue to enjoy hiking while spending quality time with young children and fostering a connection with the natural world. … Young children focus on their immediate surroundings. Rather than focusing on the destination or the physical achievement of a hike, children experience a hike directly through their senses. They move slowly, take in the details, and stop when something catches their attention. Children take the time to …

Publish Date: 06/26/2008 22:41

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Take your kids hiking: 10 tips to make the adventure fun for the

Hiking with kids is a great way to get them connected to the outdoors at a young age, but it can also be intimidating for the parent planner. We challenge you to get the kids in your life out on the trail this summer, because part of …

Publish Date: 06/03/2010 16:14

http://wilderness.org/content/take-your-kids-hiking-10-tips-make-adventure-fun-whole-family

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Edible Wild Plants

August 25, 2010
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Whether you are in your backyard or out hiking, edible wild plants are always interesting and sometimes important to know. If you happen to be hiking and get lost, you can rely on nature to provide food. Here are some articles on edible wild plants.

Naturalist Steve Brill Introduces Nature’s Gifts:Edible

suprememastertv.com – HEALTHY LIVING – Naturalist Steve Brill Introduces Nature’s Gifts & Medicinal Wild Plants – Part 1, Episode: 627, Air Date: 2 – June- 2008.

Publish Date: 08/15/2010 4:50

http://healthy-tips.org/naturalist-steve-brill-introduces-natures-giftsedible-medicinal-wild-plants-part-1/

Wild Edibles: The Daylily | Tactical Intelligence

Wild Edibles: The Daylily. by Tactical Intelligence on July 2nd, 2010. Disclaimer: Eating certain wild plants can be deadly!! Be certain to consult a professional (or a really good field guide) in order to positively identify this plant before trying this for yourself. The owners of this site … Light-green basal leaves that are long and sword-like with pointed tips. Root is a tangle of small tubers. The tubers are around pea size to about the size of a large almond. …

Publish Date: 07/02/2010 13:39

http://www.tacticalintelligence.net/blog/wild-edibles-the-daylily.htm

Edible wild plants: Stinging nettle – Urtica dioica (Wilderness

Young plants were harvested by Native Americans and used as a cooked plant in spring when other food plants were scarce. Brought to you by an online resource of Garden Ideas online.

Publish Date: 07/21/2010 18:16

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Five Edible Wild Plants You Can Pick Yourself | Green Prophet

Wild Nettles. See more great posts on Green Prophet by Hannah Katsman: Twelve Tips for Saving Water in the Kitchen. Ten Common Misconceptions about Breastfeeding Your Baby. Hannah’s website on frugal cooking can be found at CookingManager. Com. Browse topics: cooking, plants … Chef Moshe Basson Revives Food Traditions In Israel | Green Prophet • February 11th, 2010 • 1:19 pm. […] Five Edible Wild Plants You Can Pick Yourself […] …

Publish Date: 01/20/2010 3:26

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Explore: Bandalier National Monument

August 23, 2010
Cliff dwellings, Bandelier, New Mexico, USA
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Summer is coming to an end but if you have a chance, explore Bandalier National Monument in New Mexico. Once home to the Ancient Pueblo People, it is now a monument where you can hike the trails and explore the ruins. Here are some articles on this fascinating place.

New Mexico’s Bandelier National Monument is a Place of Mystery

Bandelier National Monument in Northwest New Mexico, contains a mystery. An ancient people once lived high upon its cliffs. Then suddenly they disappeared.

Publish Date: 06/22/2010 7:11

http://www.suite101.com/content/new-mexicos-bandalier-national-monument-is-a-place-of-mystery-a251832

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Bandelier National Monument to Celebrate Grand Reopening of Historic.

Publish Date: 08/12/2010 8:44

http://www.nps.gov/band/parknews/bandelier-national-monument-to-celebrate-grand-reopening-of-historic.htm

Bandelier National Monument

One of the neat things about Los Alamos is that Bandelier National Monument is only a few minutes away. The volcanic tuff at Bandelier erupted from the Valles caldera about 1.25 million years ago, but it’s not just a site of geologic …

Publish Date: 07/05/2010 13:08

http://magmacumlaude.blogspot.com/2010/07/bandelier-national-monument.html

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Bandelier National Monument

Bandelier National Monument (outside Santa Fe, NM) has trails alongside a rock full of old Pueblo homes, some of which are nearly 1000 years old. Many of them have been restored/maintained so you can climb up into them and get a look …

Publish Date: 08/07/2010 12:26

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