How to Recognize, Treat, and Prevent Hypothermia

As much as we all would like to believe our physical exertion and stamina out on the trail would make us immune to something like hypothermia, the fact remains that for cold-weather hikers, it will always be a threat and something worth full consideration when...

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Winter Hiking 101

We at Trekalong seek out adventure all year round, and we want to help you do the same. We consulted Menasha Ridge Press author Victoria Logue, to get the scoop on winter-weather wilderness. Here's a bit excerpted from her book, Hiking and Backpacking: Essential Skills, Equipment,...

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TrailSherpa Launches Photo Journal of National Parks

If you love our national parks as much as we do, you'll be happy to hear that the folks over at TrailSherpa have just launched ParksFolio, a vast, new photo archive containing breathtaking images out of the National Parks system. Even more, the engine behind the photo journal...

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Trekalong Back from Hibernation!

Hi, all! You might have noticed that the last couple of weeks have been a bit quiet on Trekalong. That's because we've been busy helping our friends at Menasha Ridge Press and Wilderness Press roll out a butt-load of  new and exciting hiking, camping, and outdoor adventure...

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How Can You Hike More Each Week? Keep Your Local Hiking Guide At Hand

[caption id="attachment_1801" align="alignleft" width="400"] Diane Stresing, author of 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Cleveland (Menasha Ridge Press)[/caption] CLEVELAND -- We asked Diane Stresing, author of 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Cleveland, how she works regular hiking into her busy, day-to-day schedule. Her solution is simple: she keeps her local...

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5 Facts To Get You Thru the Gov’t Shutdown

With the federal government having shut down all "nonessential" services effective Tuesday until further notice, gates to national parks across the country have been indefinitely shut. One way for outdoor enthusiasts to show their support for the national park system is to use this opportunity to...

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We Are Wildness 30 Day Challenge

Will you spend 30 minutes in Nature, for 30 days straight? We are Wildness (WAW), a hub site for information about wild living, nature, alternative lifestyles, natural diet and wellness, animals and sustainability, has extended this challenge to the world: to spend the month of October devoting...

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Writer’s Block? Just Get Outside…

Carol Kaufman, of the New York Times, posted a worthwhile  entry to NYT.com's writing blog, Draft, about the benefits of taking your creative impulses outside. Here's part of what she had to say: I stumbled upon my ideal writing conditions quite by accident. When a particularly troublesome...

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