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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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10 Best Winter Hikes in Alabama

10 Best Winter Hikes in Alabama
Hiking in Alabama during the colder months can be just as thrilling as it is during the summer, if you know where to go. Despite the cooler…
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SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Cheaha State Park, Delta, AL

SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Cheaha State Park, Delta, AL
The best things in life don’t have to cost a fortune, and Alabama’s selection of state parks prove it. A visit to a state park is more…
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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 Alabama

Start Your Trek: 7 Unbeatable Hiking Retailers in Alabama
There’s no better way to explore nature than on foot, and Alabama has some of prettiest sights you’ll ever see by trail. There’s a…
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5 Wonderful Birdwatching Hikes in Alabama

5 Wonderful Birdwatching Hikes in Alabama
It takes time, practice, and planning to become a good birdwatcher, especially since they can fly away as quickly as you spot them. The perfect way…
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Making the Most out of Rickwood Caverns State Park

Making the Most out of Rickwood Caverns State Park
State parks are among the best, most unique features of every state, especially if you happen to be in Alabama. It’s an inexpensive activity…
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5 Energizing Hikes in Alabama

5 Energizing Hikes in Alabama
There’s no better way to experience fall than right in the midst of Mother Nature. Luckily, Alabama features plenty of excellent hiking trails…
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