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  • Donaldson Run looks pretty
    Going fishing
    Arlington Outdoors writer used to be an avid fisherman. Fishing became more or less a thing of the past for several good reasons:You can’t eat the fish that you catch without fear from contamination.The process requires gear and upkeep...
  • Flat Laurel Creek Cascades
    Flat Laurel Creek Cascades
    With knobs and balds towering above you at 6,000 feet, the terrain around Graveyard Fields on the Blue Ridge Parkway is impressive. Just west of Graveyard Fields and Black Balsam Knob is a really interesting terrain feature. The parking area for...
  • Thomas Creek Trail
    Hike for your health
    Hike down an old trolley bed, a canal towpath and wetland all in one trip on Thomas Creek Trail. The trail is 1.2 miles one way just north of the Erie Canal in Fairport NY. The dirt trail is separated in two segments separated by 0.3 miles.The...
  • Hiking trails - Who has the 'right-of-way'?
    Who has the right-of-way on the trail?
    Hiking is a great escape from the rest of the world. The best part of a trail, is often discovered far away from any sight or sound of other people. Unfortunately, on most day hikes you'll encounter other hikers. At those moments, when you...
  • MunkPack Oatmeal Fruit Squeeze
    MunkPack Oatmeal Fruit Squeeze
    MunkPack Oatmeal Fruit Squeeze is a new alternative to the mountains of snack bars on the market.Tired of the same old bars filled with sugar and fillers, Michelle Leutzinger and Tobias Glienke decided to take snacks in a new direction. Inspired...
  • Crampons designed to help you walk through the unforgiving ground
    Crampons designed to help you walk through the unforgiving ground
    Planning an outdoor adventure after a big rain? Or have you struggled or slipped going up hills on a woodland walk in the snow at another time of year? One company, Hillsound, has a device for your shoes that will help you maintain traction on a...
  • Perinton Trolley Trail
    Hiking is the best workout!
    Perinton Trolley Trail passes thru suburban backyards and remote woods. The 4.4-mile trail has a packed stonedust surface with a one-way riding time of 35 minutes. The route has little rise in elevation considered an easy ride. It’s open for...
  • 3 "Secret" Places
    "Secret" Places Along Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Byway
    Well, these places aren't really secret but they do tend to be relatively unknown to most folks. As a test, here are 3 questions:What is the name of the state park at Lake Jocassee?Where is Keowee-Toxaway State Park?What exactly is Long Shoals...
  • Mulberries
    Status of fruit in late spring
    Status of fruit in late springSummer doesn’t begin until June 21st, so looking at fruit trees on May 25th is nearly a month ahead. On today’s hike, the Arlington Outdoor Examiner observed the status of fruit trees.There are many...
  • Rolling Thunder on I-66
    Memorial Day ends and summer kickoff
    Memorial Days are very special holidays because there is so much to appreciate and so many to be remembered. For those in my generation and others too, Americans are at war about half the time. It seems like always. Defending the nation and...
  • Outdoor fitness
    Exercise and train specifically for your outdoor fun and sport for the summer
    Many individuals are getting ready to kick off those coats, hats and boots and jump into spring as many regions of the United States have been cold for many months and even though they have been exercising in the cold, they are ready to get out in...
  • Ten hikes to help you burn off Memorial Day BBQ Calories!
    Ten hikes to help you burn off Memorial Day BBQ Calories!
    The sizzle of the grill. The crack of a beer can opening. The crunch of potato chips. These are the sounds of Memorial Day, but another sound might not be as welcome - that little voice inside your head reminding you of the exercise you'll...
  • Mt. St. Helena from the Napa Valley
    Hiking the Napa Valley
    The Napa Valley is well known for renowned wineries, world class dining, health spas, cultural attractions and other entertainment venues. However, it also boasts stunning natural beauty, breathtaking landscapes, and a wealth of open space.It is...
  • Bent of River Hiking Trail
    Audubon Center Bent of the River Great Place for Walking or Hiking
    The Audubon Center Bent of the River is a great place for walking or hiking for families with kids, couples, and individuals. It has about 15 miles of hiking trails that run through meadows, brooks, and woods. It open daily until sunset and has...
  • Barefoot runners in Australia
    Contemplating your footwear for the outdoors
    After being cooped up all winter, it's easy to spend time pondering boots, bare feet and banana slugs. Sure, the old boots still look like new, but the sole came off and they don't actually fit. There was a time years ago when the best...
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