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  • Lock #6
    Staying overnight in Lockhouse #6
    Here is an idea for a unique experience, stay in the canal quarters.Driving back from Glen Echo Park this morning along Cabin John Parkway, you could see the swollen Potomac River percolating off to the right, which prompted a stop to take a look....
  • The Earth From Outer Space
    Astronauts prepare to camp out for one full year!
    A “space hike” could be something that only YOU might think is a good thing. While it's not really a hike per se', it could really be considered a trek, or maybe even a space camping trip?Recently there have been reports about...
  • The Great Smokey Mountains
    Vacationing at Great Smokey Mountain National Park
    Many people have no idea that the most visited National Park in the U.S. is Great Smokey Mountains National Park. The park generally gets more than 8 million visitors each year. It is a great spot for a family vacation. The park is located on the...
  • A Class A Motor Home (some years old)
    Which one: A tent, a camper, or a motor home?
    We all know that there are many choices out there when you want to spend time in the great outdoors; however, what you choose to spend your time in is probably what will cause you to have fun or not! That said, camping really can even be fun for...
  • iris at champoeg
    Second day of Spring camping considerations
    With Spring Break starting and the sun out, minds tend to wander toward the outdoors, particularly here in the Northwest. With mountains, deserts and the Pacific Ocean all within a few hours or shorter drive, we have an abundance of treasures to...
  • Concessions improvements needed in national parks, industry group says
    Concessions improvements needed in national parks, industry group says
    Concessionaires as well as the public would benefit from improvements in national park policy, the industry told Congress. At a hearing of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment & Related Agencies on Wednesday, March 18...
  • Hickory Creek Wilderness
    The aroma of freshness to reset your lungs
    Come visit one of the few old-growth forests in the northeastern US. Its makeup is black cherry, beech, hemlock, oak, maple and birch. Giant white pine can be found in open areas. This densely forested plateau has altitudes varying from 1,273...
  • Please put your "Rucksack" down!
    Backpacks for your every need
    There are so many different kinds, styles, and brands of backpacks, that it can make your head spin trying to figure out which one is best for you and your outdoor sport. So, here are a few ideas and products that may help you in making a decision...
  • Tenting in Rio Grande National Forest, CO
    Camping: where to go, how to decide
    If you're already a camper, you no doubt already have made such choices as where to go and how to decide, but perhaps there are some possibilities you haven't considered. If you're just beginning to travel with a tent or RV or wanting...
  • A used ATV
    Is a new or used ATV right for you?
    We can see them at almost any place across America, and some people wonder why anyone would want one, ride one, or maybe even endanger their lives by using one. Well, the reality of it is that there are associated dangers with almost everything we...
  • Campers beware of transporting dangerous hitchhiking pests in firewood
    Campers beware of transporting dangerous hitchhiking pests in firewood
    Florida's forests are in danger from mishandled and imported firewood. Campers who bring firewood with them from home are contributing to the destruction of Florida's natural woodlands by unknowingly providing rides for invasive insects...
  • Is California still in a drought
    California is still in a drought after December and February rainfall
    With December and February's rain California is still in a drought. How can Californa have all this rain: above normal, almost normal, and normal and still be in a drought, according to meteorologist at television and radio stations? You can...
  • BACKCOUNTRY movie trailer released, thriller film hits theaters March 20th
    BACKCOUNTRY movie trailer released, thriller film hits theaters March 20th
    For the love of a great suspense thriller movie, check out the new trailer for the soon to be released film based on a true story, BACKCOUNTRY follows an urban couple who go camping in the Canadian wilderness, where nature and adventure meets...
  • Quarry at Anastasia State Park
    Florida state parks and trails launches new enhanced website
    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) unveiled an updated version of the Florida state park and trails website. Visitors to www.floridastateparks.org will find all of the same information they found at the previous website plus...
  • Escalade cot by Alps Mountaineering
    Ever slept on the world's best cot?
    This has to be the most comfortable cot I’ve ever experienced, and the easiest to set up I’ve ever seen. The Alps Mountaineering Escalade Cot (SKU# 8222014) is an absolute “must see” if you are looking for a cot –...
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