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  • Get outdoors this winter
    Pennsylvania’s DCNR unveils new events calendar
    As the beginning of 2015 approaches, Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is rolling out a new online calendar. While many of the changes to the calendar were made to accommodate functions for the department...
  • Stone cairn at Loch Leven Lake
    Cairn subscription boxes surprise outdoor enthusiasts with monthly treats
    Hikers and backpackers will love the idea behind the Cairn Subscription Box—get a box of hiking-related goodies every month, provide feedback and earn points. It’s like having 12 birthdays a year. New products related to outdoors...
  • Hiking the John Muir Trail
    John Muir Trail: Getting started
    The John Muir Trail (JMT), which traces a 210.4 mile path along the jagged spine of the Sierra in California, is one of the premier trails in the U.S. Strung along the crest of the High Sierra the trail spans from Yosemite Valley to Mt. Whitney,...
  • Circle B Bar Reserve
    Circle B Bar Reserve
    Let's go on a vacation from the cold of Fresno to warm and sunny Florida. In Florida there are a multitude of free and fun places to get your exercise on while no breaking your budget. One great option is Circle B Bar Reserve. This is located...
  • Nine Times Preserve Map
    Nine Times Preserve
    In Upstate South Carolina, the demarcation line for the mountains is usually thought of as being SC 11 so it is always unexpected when you find mountain terrain below that line. Nine Times Preserve is one of those areas, lying to the northwest of...
  • Trams to boost tourism to Peruvian archaeological sites
    Trams to boost tourism to Peruvian archaeological sites
    A few years ago your neighbor spent the better part of a day on a train and then on a bus over scary roads to the Peruvian ruins at Machu Picchu – and you’ve been hearing about it ever since. But you’ll soon be able to one-up...
  • Even more L.A. hikes you probably haven't done: Ten overlooked parks and trails
    Even more L.A. hikes you probably haven't done: Ten overlooked parks and trails
    The more you know about Los Angeles and its vicinity, the less you know. The sheer size and diversity of the region provides many options for entertainment, dining, night life and recreation. In the latter category are So Cal's endless...
  • Matthias WP bopts by Cushe
    Travel and Matthias WP boots are made for each other
    When it comes to boots – comfort isn’t necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. Durable, waterproof and warm might be good adjectives, but if you are talking about the Cushe Matthias WP boot, you can add stylish and comfortable...
  • Black Star Bags
    2014 Gift Guide for the Outdoor Lover
    Shopping for the Outdoor Lover in your life can be both fun and challenging at the same time. You know what they want, in the abstract at least. But do they insist on the newest, top-of-the-line gear? Do they enjoy being surprised with a...
  • Backpacker on the John Muir Trail
    A dozen gifts under $25 for the backpacker plus a few more under $100
    Are you looking for a gift for a novice backpacker, someone inspired by Wild who wants to do the Pacific Crest Trail or an experienced thru-hiker? Regardless of their experience level, give them a meaningful gift whether you're filling up...
  • Canoeing Louisiana
    Pack & Paddle's December events
    Each month, the staff at Pack & Paddle lead outdoor activities throughout the state. The activities are aimed at showcasing the outdoor possibilities in Louisiana's outdoors and for teaching skills like kayak fishing and safe hiking.This...
  • Jasmine seeds
    Winter seeds
    Hiking today and seeing lots of decaying plants and drying seeds. Especially interesting are the jasmine bushes that have now turned to seed. At a distance they appear something like they did when in full bloom with flowers. Now, they are seeds...
  • Rock Creek Canyon
    Outdoor Day in L.A. #48-Walkabout Talkabout Tours in Topanga
    Want to get the scoop on the early beginnings of Topanga while discovering new trails? Join Karen L. Moran, born in the canyon and raised in an historic rock cottage with few amenities, on her Walkabout/ Talkabout Tours. She has archived notes...
  • Muir Beach, Marin County, California
    Hiking Marin's Coastal Trail
    The Marin Headlands are a perfect destination for hiking any time of year. In the fall and early winter, when the weather is moody and mixed, there's no better place to take in refreshing Pacific breezes, sweeping banks of fog and wide views...
  • BRRRHT Trail Head
    The Blue Ridge Railroad Historical Trail - Update
    When the previous article was written last year, this trail was relatively unused because it was unmarked. A major trail head was actually only about 15 feet away from the Isaqueena Falls kiosk near Stumphouse Tunnel. Unless you knew of the trail...