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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
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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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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

http://www.suite101.com/content/hiking-with-young-children-a58333

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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Explore: Bandalier National Monument

August 23, 2010
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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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Hiking Tips: Hiking With Children

August 4, 2010
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Hiking is an activity that can be enjoyed by anyone of any age. Here are some articles on tips for taking your children hiking.

What to Know When Hiking with Children

It provides some quality alone time and a good dose of important exercise. Hiking with your children is a wonderful thing. However, hiking with children can have some serious drawbacks. Below are five tips … No related posts.

Publish Date: 07/18/2010 5:40

http://www.campingadviceblog.com/what-to-know-when-hiking-with-children/

Hiking with Children: Keeping Them Safe

Make sure your kids stay near an adult at all times, especially if you are hiking in bear or mountain lion country. If you encounter a mountain lion, put a child on your shoulders to look bigger and more threatening. …

Publish Date: 07/16/2010 5:02

http://freeoutdoors.com/blog/health/hiking-with-children-keeping-them-safe

Tips For Hiking With Children – Perfect Way To See The Sights On

A nice walk is often the proper technique to see the sights on vacation, and most youngsters will benefit from the journey. Just remember to maintain the youngsters and their needs in mind while out to your stroll. …

Publish Date: 07/23/2010 0:17

http://adirondackplasticchairs.org/tips-for-hiking-with-children-perfect-way-to-see-the-sights-on-vacation/

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Winter Hiking: How to Stay Warm When Temperatures Are Cold

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Hiking Trail: Conundrum Hot Springs

July 26, 2010
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Conundrum Hot Springs is a popular hiking trail located in Colorado and has the honor of being mentioned as one of the best hiking destinations by several sources. Here is a link to some stats about this trail and read the articles for other people’s experiences on Conundrum Hot Springs Trail.

Top Hiking Destinations

Nestled in Colorado’s most underdeveloped wilderness, Conundrum Hot Springs is the place for hikers and other visitors to view mother nature’s most unique watery springs. The pools are scattered around the trail and their temperatures …

Publish Date: 07/07/2010 0:26

http://www.besthikingcenter.com/top-hiking-destinations.html

The Rag Blog: Conundrum Hot Springs – D. Hamilton

This wilderness backpacking trip would be accomplished alone, so it would be judicious just to go back to the old familiar Conundrum Hot Springs, a popular trail that I have hiked many times before. Besides, it’s hard to beat. …

Publish Date: 08/04/2006 6:25

http://theragblog.blogspot.com/2006/08/conundrum-hot-springs-d-hamilton.html

Banana land: Conundrum hot springs

Paul and I went backpacking this weekend to Conundrum hot springs, which is right outside of Aspen (the fancy ski city). The stats: 8.5 miles hike with 2700ft elevation gain, final destination 11200ft elevation. Hot springs: temperature roughly … We left on friday night, after work, so we could sleep at the trail head and get a good start on saturday morning. We slept in the car, it was too dark and we were too tired from driving (well, Paul drove) to pitch the tent. …

Publish Date: 09/22/2009 20:40

http://banana-land.blogspot.com/2009/09/conundrum-hot-springs.html

Mount Crested Butte, Gunnison County, Colorado | Hiker – enjoying

The Conundrum Trail. There are numerous hiking trails around the town, but one of the most popular is the hike to Conundrum hot springs. The Conundrum Trailhead begins at an altitude of over 8500, with the hot springs reaching heights …

Publish Date: 10/04/2008 5:55

http://hiker.com/mount-crested-butte-gunnison-county-colorado/

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Discover Wildlife: Zion National Park

July 19, 2010
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If you happen to be hiking at Zion National Park, which I would highly recommend, make sure to bring along your camera. There is much wildlife to encounter and if you’re lucky, perhaps you’ll meet bighorn sheep!

Photography – St. George / Zion National Park « Everything From A

Wildlife such as deer, wild turkeys and big horn sheep are prevalent in Zion National Park. East side of Zion Park – This portion of the park places you among the tops if the towers surrounded by ponderosa pine and slick rock domes. …

Publish Date: 05/11/2010 11:58

http://www.atozion.com/blog/?p=982

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A desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) in the Zion National Park high country. Desert Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni), Zion National Park, January 2010. We saw several bighorns between the tunnel and the park’s east …

Publish Date: 01/21/2010 7:00

http://www.alpenglowimagesphotography.com/blog/2010/01/zion-national-park-wildlife/

Zion National Park, Utah: Visiting Zion, a Top Western U.S.A.

People Visiting Zion National Park are sure to be thrilled by its natural beauty and wildlife. Trails are available for hikers to navigate through the park, and they allow for breathtaking views and natural sights. …

Publish Date: 03/03/2010 16:12

http://familytravel.suite101.com/article.cfm/zion-national-park-utah

Zion National Park, An Intimate And Amazing Place

So far this year I’ve taken the “brats” to Zion National Park four different times. We started out in March hiking down to the narrows on the Riverwalk Trail in the snow and ice, and just last week, they earned their “Li’l Jr. …

Publish Date: 07/04/2010 11:20

http://camping-travelingwithkids.blogspot.com/2010/07/zion-national-park-intimate-and-amazing.html

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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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