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Hiking—The 10 Best New Pieces of Gear for Spring Treks

Hiking—The 10 Best New Pieces of Gear for Spring Treks
Spring is finally here, which means sunshine and warmer temperatures aren’t far behind. But before you hit the trail for your first hike,…
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How To Hike Safely In Spring—5 Easy Tips

How To Hike Safely In Spring—5 Easy Tips
After a long winter, you’re no doubt itching to get back on your favorite trails, and inspired to explore new ones. But are you spring hiking…
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Winter Hiking—5 Time-Tested Tips For Staying Warm

Winter Hiking—5 Time-Tested Tips For Staying Warm
One of the best things about hiking is that it is an outdoor activity that you can do all year long. So why is that so many avid hikers hang up their…
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5 Amazing Winter Hikes to Take Right Now!

5 Amazing Winter Hikes to Take Right Now!
If you’re one of those hikers or backpackers who puts away your outdoor gear for the winter, you really are missing out on one of the most…
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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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Layering 101: How to Stay Warm and Comfortable in Cold Conditions

Layering 101: How to Stay Warm and Comfortable in Cold Conditions
The arrival of cold weather doesn’t mean you have to abandon your favorite outdoor activities and wait until the return of warm weather before…
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Snowshoeing: Get Your Family Started The Easy Way

Snowshoeing: Get Your Family Started The Easy Way
Bummed that the summer hiking trails will soon be covered in white? That’s okay…it’s snowshoeing season! Snowshoeing is a great…
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SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Stone State Park

SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Stone State Park
Featuring a wide variety of trails, dense woodland, and scenic options for overnight adventures, Stone State Park is a western Iowa jewel of a…
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5 Stunning Fall Foliage Hikes in Iowa

5 Stunning Fall Foliage Hikes in Iowa
It has long been a fact that the fall in Iowa is the best season in the state. Alongside the cooler temperatures, the state comes to life with…
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Start Your Trek: 7 Unbeatable Hiking Retailers in Iowa

Start Your Trek: 7 Unbeatable Hiking Retailers in Iowa
All four seasons in the state of Iowa provide excellent hiking opportunities. Whether you like the hot summer sun or the stillness of winter, perhaps…
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A Guide to Fall Foraging in the U.S.

A Guide to Fall Foraging in the U.S.
It’s September, and the coming of fall equals an abundance of autumnal harvest…in the woods. Foraging is currently all the rage at top…
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5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Iowa

5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Iowa
While running is a great exercise, as you circle the block for the umpteenth time, the monotony of the sport may get to you. To spice things up a bit…
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5 Energizing Hikes in Iowa

5 Energizing Hikes in Iowa
Nature’s best endorphins come from great hikes, and if you are looking for a little pick-me-up activity in Iowa, you don’t have to look…
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5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Iowa

5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Iowa
An essential aspect of any nature hike is the familiar chirp of birds nearby, coupled with the sight of these incredible creatures soaring by.…
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5 Great Hiking Trails in Iowa

5 Great Hiking Trails in Iowa
No matter the time of year, Iowa has many great hiking trails waiting to be explored. Traverse through the woods or follow a route along a scenic…
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Events Near Farley IA

Maquoketa Valley Struttin Toms,IA

Maquoketa Valley Struttin Toms,IA
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 at 5:00pm
Manchester, IA
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Bluff Country Long Spurs, WI

Bluff Country Long Spurs, WI
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 at 5:00pm
Prairie Du Chien, WI
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Ducks Unlimited - Women's Waterfowl Dinner

Ducks Unlimited - Women's Waterfowl Dinner
Friday, Mar 29, 2019
El Kahir Shrine Center
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Ducks Unlimited - Dyersville Dinner

Ducks Unlimited - Dyersville Dinner
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019
Commercial Club
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Woodcock Walk And Owl Prowl

Friday, Apr 5, 2019 at 7:30pm
Whitewater Canyon Wildlife Management Area
Bernard, IA
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Ducks Unlimited - Jones County Dinner

Ducks Unlimited - Jones County Dinner
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019
Legionnaire Ballroom
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Platteville Farmers Market

Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 at 8:00am
Trinity Episcopal Church
Platteville, WI
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Go The Distance For Crime Victims 5K

Saturday, Apr 13, 2019
Thomas Park
Marion, IA
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Live Healthy Iowa 5K

Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 at 8:00am
Guthridge Park
Hiawatha, IA
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Community Spring Trout Stocking And Family Fishing

Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 at 10:00am
Heritage Pond / Heritage Trail
Dubuque, IA
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Birding at Wyalusing State Park

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 5:00am
Wyalusing State Park
Bagley, WI
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