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Hiking Boots—Six Great Choices Your Feet Will Love

Hiking Boots—Six Great Choices Your Feet Will Love
Spring is walking time, whether you’ve chosen to hike to your favorite lake or get out on trails that finally are snow-free. Here are six boots…
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Antler Hikes-A Fun, New Way to Day Hike with Kids

Antler Hikes-A Fun, New Way to Day Hike with Kids
Taking your family on an antler hike puts a new twist on spring day hikes and sharpens everyone’s abilities to observe what’s around them…
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Backpacking the backcountry

Backpacking the backcountry
The backcountry: An isolated or remote area that only the most intrepid of campers will retreat to. Skipping out on the designated campsites and…
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5 Wonderful Birdwatching Hikes in Washington State

5 Wonderful Birdwatching Hikes in Washington State
From its coastal landscapes to its forests and mountains, Washington State is teeming with over 500 varieties of bird. From Olympia to Walla Walla,…
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SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Riverside State Park

SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Riverside State Park
Located in Nine Mile Falls in the Eastern Rocky Mountain Region of Washington, Riverside State Park is an outdoor lover’s dream come true year…
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Hiking safety in the winter

Hiking safety in the winter
If solitude is what you’re after, winter hiking can be very enjoyable. Most hiking trails are never crowded during the colder months. If you…
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Holiday gift ideas for hikers

Holiday gift ideas for hikers
The holidays are the perfect time of year to get all of the equipment the hiker in your life has been dreaming about! From trekking poles and…
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What you need to know for securing an emergency rescue

What you need to know for securing an emergency rescue
Vin T. Sparano, as excerpted from Complete Guide to Camping and Wilderness Survival RESCUE The survivor can dramatically improve his chances of…
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What is hypothermia? What are the signs?

What is hypothermia? What are the signs?
Vin T. Sparano, as excerpted from Complete Guide to Camping and Wilderness Survival HYPOTHERMIA Hypothermia is one of the major causes of death…
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Foot care while hiking

Foot care while hiking
Hiking isn’t just a walk in the woods. Terrain, distance, and weather challenge your feet in ways simple walking can’t compare. Needless…
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Staying found: Learn the basics of map and compass

Staying found: Learn the basics of map and compass
Many people who venture into our parks and wilderness areas never carry a compass. A lot of people who follow signs and stay on established trails…
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5 Energizing Hikes in Washington State

5 Energizing Hikes in Washington State
There are few more beautiful places to hike than in the great state of Washington in the Pacific Northwest. From crystal-clear lakes to craggy…
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5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Washington State

5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Washington State
If you like trails and the idea of running down a mountain trail or along the path through a public city park, then trail running may be an enjoyable…
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5 Stunning Foliage Hikes in Washington State

5 Stunning Foliage Hikes in Washington State
As summer starts to fade and the air changes to crisp and cool, many people love to step out into nature and enjoy the new beauty of the fall season.…
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5 Cool Rock Climbing Spots in Washington State

5 Cool Rock Climbing Spots in Washington State
What can compare to the rush you feel once you’ve mountaineered your way to the top of a scenic lookout? No place affords more awe-inspiring…
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