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  • Spruce Meadows Open Space
    Hiking in Douglas County Open Space: Spruce Meadows Trail
    After years of driving by the Spruce Meadows Trailhead on the way to Spruce Mountain, it was time to hike the meadows loop. A sign along the trail calls it a "grassland loop" and that's an apt description. Spruce Meadows is a mostly...
  • Get hiking and think high
    Hiking Survival Tips
    Hiking in Fresno County can be a fun and exciting adventure. However it can turn dangerous very fast, even if you are hiking in areas that you have hiked in many many times in the past. This is because there are some wild animals that live in the...
  • Black bear
    Virginia black bears
    This time of year the Virginia black bears are still foraging and filling up the best they can. The might find termites. There are still edible berries and fruit on trees such as persimmons. While hiking in the woods in Virginia, it is good to be...
  • Enjoy an outdoor weekend in Central Virginia
    Enjoy an outdoor weekend in Central Virginia
    Fall is the perfect season for outdoor lovers. This weekend may be the best weekend of fall to date, with sunny skies, temperatures in the 60s and a zero percent chance of rain in Central Virginia.Whether your outdoor passion is running, hiking,...
  • Hiking can help people stay fit and healthy.
    3 reasons why hiking is good for you
    Hiking is an immensely popular activity all around the world yet Americans have a special affinity to it since the United States has many forests and, subsequently, excellent trails. Although hiking can be done all year long, it is most popular in...
  • Hiking is healthy and fun as long as you pack proper gear.
    3 things to bring along on a hike
    Hiking is an immensely popular activity throughout the world. Americans are especially partial to hiking since the United States has many forests and, subsequently, excellent trails. Although hiking can be done all year long, it is most popular in...
  • Many species of spiders live in the woods.
    3 insects to look for on a hike
    Hiking is an immensely popular activity all across the globe. Americans are especially partial to hiking since the United States has many forests and, subsequently, excellent trails. Although hiking can be done all year long, it is most popular in...
  • Chipmunks are frequently seen in the woods.
    3 animals to look for on a hike
    Hiking is an extremely popular activity that Americans are particularly partial to it since the United States has many forests and, subsequently, excellent trails. Although hiking can be done all year long, it is most popular in the Spring and...
  • Hiking is a very healthy--and fun--thing to do.
    3 things to look for on a hike
    Hiking is an extremely popular activity in most countries. Americans are particularly partial to it since the United States has many forests and, subsequently, excellent trails. Hiking can be done all year long however it is most popular in the...
  • Rim Fire of 2013 postpone deer season in Zone-D6 until November 18, 2014
    Rim Fire of 2013 postpone deer season in Zone-D6 until November 18, 2014
    "Did you see it?" 'Yes, it poked its head out from behind that big tree, just for a minute, and disappeared." "Let's wait until it pokes its head out again, it has big antlers."Two hunters were discussing a deer,...
  • View of Confusion Falls
    Confusion Falls
    While Confusion Falls is not that familiar and infrequently visited, it is actually just downstream from one of our most popular area cascades, Moonshine Falls.The directions are really quite simple: Go to Moonshine Falls and keep going. From the...
  • 'In the woods with you" a digital drawing by Wen LePore
    Hiking on rainy days
    For persons living in London, our rainy days here in Northern Virginia are a piece of cake. Not that you would enjoy your cake in the rain. Last evening was perfect weather for celebrating the wedding of Steve Munoz and Richard Hogg at Janet...
  • Ballston Pond today
    Cherrydale hike in the drizzle
    The temperature was in the 60 degree range and there was a light mist while walking along the Custis Trail in the direction of Rosslyn. One thing observed is that someone cut down the passion fruit before it was ripe, so now there will be no...
  • Five fall favorites: nature and hiking
    Five fall favorites: nature and hiking
    With the scorching summer heat starting to subside, the cool weather of fall is finally here! This is the best time of year for an outdoor stroll or just to take in the beautiful scenery. Below is a list of the five best overlooked places to do...
  • North Lake Road, Inyo County, California
    California is blazing with fall color
    According to John Poimiroo in his "California Fall Color Report" for the week of Oct 2-9, 2014, this is a big week for seeing peak color in the Eastern Sierra. “Bishop Creek Canyon in the Eastern Sierra is the place to be in...