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WATCH: Arizona Game and Fish Sandhill Crane Camera

WATCH: Arizona Game and Fish Sandhill Crane Camera

Video by Arizona Game & Fish During the winter season, sandhill cranes flock to Arizona. One of the prime destinations for sandhill cranes…
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Holiday Shopping: 10 Perfect Hiking Gifts for Outdoor-Loving Dogs

Holiday Shopping: 10 Perfect Hiking Gifts for Outdoor-Loving Dogs

It's no secret that dog owners love to pamper their pets year-round, but the holiday season is the perfect time to get a little extra something for…
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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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8 Emergency Gear Items to Bring on Your Hike

8 Emergency Gear Items to Bring on Your Hike

When you set out on a hike, you probably don’t expect that anything will go wrong—and most of the time, you’re right. But things…
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10 Outdoor Adventurers to Follow on Instagram for Hiking Ideas

10 Outdoor Adventurers to Follow on Instagram for Hiking Ideas

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5 Fall Foliage Hikes for the Best Leaf Peeping

5 Fall Foliage Hikes for the Best Leaf Peeping

Leaf lovers rejoice when fall approaches. Not only does the change in season mean cooler weather, but it’s also your chance to hike through…
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Seeking Shade: 5 Late-Summer Hikes That Won't Overheat You

Seeking Shade: 5 Late-Summer Hikes That Won't Overheat You

With scorching summer days reaching 100 degrees or more, you might think that hiking simply isn’t an option in late summer. The good news is…
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5 High-Quality Water Bottles for Staying Hydrated on Your Hike

5 High-Quality Water Bottles for Staying Hydrated on Your Hike

Some hikers carry trekking poles, others utilize high-tech navigational tools. While this gear isn't necessary for every type of excursion, a good…
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Summer Trekking – 10 of the Most Scenic Hikes in America

Summer Trekking – 10 of the Most Scenic Hikes in America

On a slow weekend this summer, skip lazily lounging by the pool with the crowds. Instead, hit the trails. All across America, hikers of varying skill…
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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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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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10 Best Hiking Tours in America

10 Best Hiking Tours in America

Picture it: Your backpack is loaded with everything you need for a few hours or a few days in the great outdoors. There’s nothing standing…
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10 (Modern) Essentials Every Hiker Should Carry

10 (Modern) Essentials Every Hiker Should Carry

When the third edition of the classic book Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills was released back in 1974, it quickly became a must-read for any…
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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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Hiking Events Near You

First Day Hike at Lake Ahquabi State Park

Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 at 8:00am
Lake Ahquabi State Park
Indianola, IA
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First Day Hike At Lake Wapello State Park

Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 at 9:00am
Lake Wapello State Park
Drakesville, IA
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First Day Hike at Big Creek State Park

Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 at 9:00am
Big Creek State Park
Polk City, IA
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