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Hiking the Appalachian Trail

November 10, 2011

Hiking the Appalachian National Scenic Trail: It Takes More Heart

Sun over a lake along the Appalachian Trail in Maine. Photo by Danny Bernstein. Is 2012 your year to hike the Appalachian National Scenic Trail? It's not about the gear; it's about wanting to do it. If you're trying to figure out if

Publish Date: 11/06/2011 0:08

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Hiking Venue: Horsetail Falls, Lake Tahoe

October 24, 2011

Horsetail Falls, Lake Tahoe, California

Horsetail Falls in Lake Tahoe, CA

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Wilderness Water Purification

How to Purify Water While Hiking

August 18, 2011

One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to hike. During the summer, there is more time to go for a hike but with the summer also comes the heat. A very important thing to do in the summer is to keep hydrated and this also applies for hiking, no matter what the season. It is not always possible to carry enough water on us during a long hike, so here are some informative videos on different ways to purify water while on the trail.

How to Purify Water on a Hiking Trip

Knowing how to purify water on a hiking trip is an important skill for any serious hiker, as it could one day save your life. Find out how to collect, filter, and purify natural water so that it is safe to drink.

Day Hiking : Day Hike Water Purification Tips

Water purification is important if you are uncertain about the water on your day hike. Learn more tips about water purification in thisfree hiking video. Expert: Steve Curtis Bio: Steve Curtis has been involved in outdoor activities his entire life a…

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Uses of Duct Tape while Hiking

August 15, 2011

Duct tape is a simple and inexpensive things that has multiple uses. Here are some videos that offer good tips on the uses of duct tape while hiking.

Video Quick Tip: Carry Duck Tape

http://www.rei.com Take two or three feet of duck tape and wrap it around your trekking pole. It has tons of uses and then you always have it with you in the back country if you need it.

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A Tip for Hiking with Your Dog

August 15, 2011
A hiking dog

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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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Four Legs Are Better than Two

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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

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Should Wolf Hunting Be Allowed?

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Our Natural Heritage: Largely Unappreciated

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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

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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

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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

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Winter Hiking: How to Stay Warm When Temperatures Are Cold

Hiking Tips: Safety First and Last and Always

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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Hiking Tips: Safety First and Last and Always

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