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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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7 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Kansas

7 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Kansas
Kansas’ landscape of wide-open plains and untouched prairies makes for an impeccable birdwatching destination. Whether you’re searching…
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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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Start Your Trek: 8 Best Hiking Retailers in Kansas

Start Your Trek: 8 Best Hiking Retailers in Kansas
One of the most peaceful and relaxing ways to appreciate nature is by going on a hike through spaces teeming with wildlife and fresh air. Nothing…
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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 Kansas

5 Energizing Hikes in Kansas
Take some time away from your busy life to decompress among nature. Trekking your way through Kansas’ many delightfully picturesque hiking…
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5 Stunning Foliage Hikes in Kansas

5 Stunning Foliage Hikes in Kansas
Fall foliage hikes are the best in Kansas. Cool temperatures, amazing colors and active wildlife combined with scenic vistas and views. Pack your…
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4 Cool Rock Climbing Spots in Kansas

4 Cool Rock Climbing Spots in Kansas
The rock climbing community is as vibrant and popular as ever. While you might not immediately expect it, Kansas is home to exciting rock climbing…
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Bare necessities to carry in your daypack

Bare necessities to carry in your daypack
In an emergency, you never have enough gear, and when you’re hiking up steep mountains, anything you’re carrying is too much. So, what…
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Hiking Events Near You

Akin Prairie Wildflower Walk

Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 at 10:00am
Akin Prairie
Eudora, KS
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Akin Prairie Wildflower Walk - Kansas Land Trust Event

Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 at 10:00am
kanasa land trust
Lawrence, KS
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National Geographic Adventurer of the Year: Jennifer Pharr Davis - Presentation and Urban Hike

Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 at 8:30pm
Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Kansas City, MO
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