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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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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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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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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 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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5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Iowa

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Iowa
Every season in Iowa caters towards a scenic hike or two. During the summer months, the blazing sun overhead provides bountiful landscapes of green.…
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5 Amazing Weekend Fall Hikes Across the U.S.

5 Amazing Weekend Fall Hikes Across the U.S.
The warm days and crisp, cool nights of autumn make the perfect conditions for a weekend hiking and camping excursion. There is nothing quite like…
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4 Easy Ways To Enjoy Mountain Biking On Your Vacation

4 Easy Ways To Enjoy Mountain Biking On Your Vacation
If you’ve been on a vacation to an outdoor destination in the past few years, you’ve likely noticed a new phenomenon: cycle paths, single…
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10 Tips For Going Ultralight on the Trail

10 Tips For Going Ultralight on the Trail
One of the hottest trends in hiking and backpacking over the past few years has been the shift toward going ultralight on the trail. Typically, this…
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Pack Your Backpack the Right Way in 5 Easy Steps

Pack Your Backpack the Right Way in 5 Easy Steps
Learning how to properly pack a backpack is a true art form that every outdoor enthusiast should master. Whether you’re heading into the…
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Hiking Boots—Six Great Choices Your Feet Will Love

Hiking Boots—Six Great Choices Your Feet Will Love
Proper footwear is one of the many keys to a successful hike. Here are six boots that will coddle your heel and arches while performing admirably on…
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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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Events Near Harcourt IA

Ducks Unlimited - ISU Dinner

Ducks Unlimited - ISU Dinner
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018
Moose Lodge, 644 West 190th St
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Barnes PRCA Rodeo

Saturday, Oct 20, 2018
Iowa State Cyclones - Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Spirits in the Gardens

Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 at 4:00pm
Reiman Gardens
Ames, IA
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Briggs Woods Park Halloween Adventure

Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 at 5:00pm
Briggs Woods Lake
Webster City, IA
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Gene Giraffe 5k Run/Walk For Rare

Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 at 12:00pm
Kennedy Memorial County Park
Fort Dodge, IA
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Carroll Iowa Gun Show

Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 at 9:00am
Iowa National Guard Armory
Carroll, IA
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ABWA Craft Fair

Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 at 9:00am
Nevada High School and Gates Hall
Nevada, IA
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Tuff-N-Nuff Winter Series

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018
Webster County Fairgrounds
Fort Dodge, IA
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Tuff n Nuff Winter Series

Saturday, Dec 1, 2018
Webster County Fairgrounds
Fort Dodge, IA
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Greene County Gobblers,IA

Greene County Gobblers,IA
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 at 5:30pm
Jefferson, IA
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Hamilton Co. Thunder Chickens

Hamilton Co. Thunder Chickens
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 at 5:30pm
Ellsworth, IA
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Relay For Life of Iowa State University

Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 at 2:00pm
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
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Two Rivers Timber Ghosts, IA

Two Rivers Timber Ghosts, IA
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 at 5:00pm
Humboldt, IA
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