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Picture of the Day: Black Bear with His Dinner

August 15, 2011
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Black Bear with a Salmon for Dinner

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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

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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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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Mount Sir Donald, Glacier National Park, Canada

March 25, 2011

Mt Sir Donald

Just looking at this peak is awe inspiring, so I can see why climbers prize it so highly. I was almost starstruck on this hike, as the area is relatively new to me. (So if I miss a peak ID feel free to point it out, if you know better )

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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 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.

Sawtooth Mountains and Toxaway Lake in the Saw...

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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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Which State is the Highest in Elevation?

June 2, 2010

Did you say Alaska? Well, you might be right. And then again you might not be. It depends.

Mount McKinley, Alaska. The highest point in N...
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The highest state in the union | Great Outdoors Tips with Outdoors

What’s the highest state in the United States? Mount Whitney in California is the highest mou… Image via Wikipedia. Well, it’s Alaska with the highest geographic point, the summit of Mt. McKinley (aka Denali) at 20320 feet in …

Publish Date: 06/01/2010 14:58

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Picture of the Day: Mount Rainier

May 26, 2010
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Mount Rainier

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