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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 Minnesota

5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Minnesota
Minnesota is a birdwatcher’s paradise. The eastern hardwood forest, northern boreal forest, and tallgrass prairie biomes all converge in the…
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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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Start Your Trek: 7 Fantastic Hiking Retailers in Minnesota

Start Your Trek: 7 Fantastic Hiking Retailers in Minnesota
Whether you consider yourself an experienced outdoors person or a beginner, hiking is a fantastic way to relieve stress from your hectic life, get…
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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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Making the Most of Bear Head Lake State Park

Making the Most of Bear Head Lake State Park
Defined by the Sawtooth Mountains and more than 10,000 lakes, Minnesota is a rustic, charming, outdoor lover’s paradise. When it comes to…
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5 Energizing Hikes in Minnesota

5 Energizing Hikes in Minnesota
Hiking is a wonderful way to get your heart pumping. As you hike with more frequency, you can up the ante by attempting to navigate longer, more…
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5 Stunning Foliage Hikes in Minnesota

5 Stunning Foliage Hikes in Minnesota
Autumn is coming, and autumn in the North Star State is nothing short of stunning. Hiking amidst the color bursts of foliage is one of the best ways…
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5 Cool Rock Climbing Spots in Minnesota

5 Cool Rock Climbing Spots in Minnesota
When folks think of Minnesota, they may not think of technical rock climbing. Though we may not have walls like Yosemite, we do have cliffs and…
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