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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 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Georgia

5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Georgia
In Georgia, it’s not uncommon to see several different species of birds on a daily basis. The Peach State is brimming with hundreds of bird…
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9 Best Winter Hikes in Georgia

9 Best Winter Hikes in Georgia
Hiking during the winter in Georgia is a completely different experience than summertime walks in the woods. Aside from the obvious changes in…
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SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Unicoi State Park

SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Unicoi State Park
Georgia’s picturesque scenery and abundance of outdoor activities make it a prime vacation destination for all ages. It doesn’t cost much…
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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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Start Your Trek: 7 Unbeatable Hiking Retailers in Georgia

Start Your Trek: 7 Unbeatable Hiking Retailers in Georgia
From oceans to mountains and everything in between, Georgia’s got hiking trails for all kinds of outdoor scenes. Having the right hiking gear…
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Making the Most out of Tugaloo State Park

Making the Most out of Tugaloo State Park
When it comes to natural beauty, Georgia’s got the best of both beach and mountains to satisfy anyone who appreciates the great outdoors. Just…
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5 Energizing Hikes in Georgia

5 Energizing Hikes in Georgia
Mother Nature is the queen of bringing you back to your senses. Georgia boasts some truly immaculate natural scenery—among the very best in the…
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