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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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Channel Islands: Inspiration Point

September 7, 2010

Channel Islands National Park – Anacapa Island

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Wildlife Photo of the Day: Puma

August 15, 2010

Puma

El puma (Puma concolor), león de montaña, león o pantera, es un mamífero de la familia Felidae, nativo de América.
Es el el cuarto mayor felino del mundo, después del tigre, el león y el jaguar.

fuente: es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puma

Author:Gustavo (lu7frb)


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Hiking Tips: Poisonous Plants

August 4, 2010
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Hiking is such a fun and enjoyable experience. However, something as simple as touching a seemingly harmless plant can turn that fun into pain. Here are some articles on identifying some common poisonous plants so that you may have a safe and enjoyable hike.

Hiking Tips # 2 — Avoiding Toxic Relationships (with plants).

Poisonous plants are as common as they are irritating. The allergic reaction to Poison Ivy, Oak or Sumac can make a hiking trip memorable for the wrong reasons. Plants of Poison There are three major types of poisonous plants in North …

Publish Date: 04/28/2010 14:45

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Identifying Poison Ivy and Poison Ivy Relief Options | Hiking Revealed

These plants are Poison Ivy, Poison Oak and Poison Sumac. Poison Ivy, by far, is the most common culprit. The first point of defense to avoiding transmission is by identifying Poison Ivy on the hiking trail. Identifying Poison Ivy – The …

Publish Date: 07/24/2010 18:17

http://www.hikingrevealed.com/identifying-poison-ivy-poison-ivy-relief

How To Identify Poison Ivy | Mike’s Backyard Nursery

thanks mike for your information video on poison ivy . im sure you help more then one person identify this plant and stay clear off it. i know all about this plant had 3 very bad encounters with it . like you said it hides on you like …… In 1950, in India, I had a contact with some plant in the mountains and got the rash. Another person hiking with me told me to look for a plant, the look alike of spinach close to the plant which gave me the rash and rub the juice of …

Publish Date: 07/01/2010 17:13

http://www.mikesbackyardnursery.com/2010/07/how-to-identify-poison-ivy/

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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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Hiking News: Hike Half Dome in Yosemite

June 29, 2010
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Half Dome is one of the most famous landmarks at Yosemite National Park. The hike up to the top is a popular day hike that is on the strenuous side. If you have more than a day to make the hike, consider the backcountry campground at Little Yosemite Valley (you will need a wilderness permit for this campground) which is right near the trail-head to Half Dome and makes for a more leisurely, and if you go early enough, less crowded hike. I’ve done the hike many times and highly recommend it; the breathtaking view from the top is worth every step. Here is some more information on the hike including a video for those making the day hike.

Get Ready to Hike Half Dome : YosemiteBlog.com

Be warned however that lines are expected to be longer to climb Half Dome during the week as people who were planning to hike Half Dome during the weekend change their plans. The trail is hot, dry and exposed to sun. Take LOTS of water, …

Publish Date: 06/15/2010 7:30

http://yosemiteblog.com/2010/06/15/get-ready-to-hike-half-dome/

Hiking Half Dome | BootsnAll Travel Articles

Trevor Mogg endures a harrowing hike in one of the States’ most beautiful national parks – Yosemite.

Publish Date: 04/20/2010 1:02

http://www.bootsnall.com/articles/10-04/hking-half-dome.html

Yosemite Half Dome Hiking Cables Up On June 16

The hiking cables on Half Dome in Yosemite National Park are going up on June 16.

Publish Date: 06/10/2010 6:14

http://northerncaliforniahikingtrails.com/blog/2010/06/10/yosemite-half-dome-hiking-cables-up-on-june-16/

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National Park News: Acadia National Park on iPhone

June 28, 2010

“The next time you visit Acadia National Park, be sure to take your iPhone.

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A school technology director from Yarmouth has developed a new application for the iPhone that offers a guided tour of the park right in the palm of your hand.

Kerry Gallivan, 36, the president and founder of Chimani LLC, said the idea for the Acadia application grew out of an experience he had while hiking in the park.

“I was on Gorham Mountain and was using my iPhone,” he said. ‘I wanted more information about the mountain and the trail I was on. I couldn’t find it, and I figured there were other people in the same situation. That was the inspiration. It was a solution to a problem I had experienced.’ ”  Read more.

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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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Picture of the Day: Congaree National Park

June 15, 2010

Congaree National Park

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Quote of the Day: Wilderness

June 10, 2010
Sequoia sempervirens in Redwood National Park
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It is one of the blessings of wilderness life that it shows us how few things we need in order to be perfectly happy. Horace Kephart

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