Alternative Spring Break, American Hiking Society

A Better Way to Spring Break

BREAKING NEWS: European vacations, beach vacations, and lake vacations are out, Alternative Break vacations are in. Plan accordingly, college kids! But really though. Instagram called and they want their genuine feed back. Less staged relaxation, more action. Less sand, more dirt. Less shots, more shovels. Remember when "fetch"...

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Walking Washington, D.C., National Trails Day, Barbara Saffir

How Washington, D.C., Celebrated National Trails Day

From all accounts, National Trails Day was a sweeping success! Trails were hiked, friends were made, adventures were had. One particularly unique National Trails Day celebration occurred in Washington, D.C. Barbara Saffir, author of Walking Washington, D.C., hosted an urban hike that traversed bustling sidewalks, skirted a mirrored...

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Unique Ways to Celebrate National Trails Day

National Trails Day is next week! (How did June sneak up so quickly?!) On June 3rd, American Hiking Society is encouraging everyone to go outside and walk, run, paddle, horseback ride, swim, and do anything on your local trail systems. There are events throughout the country where you can...

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Gear Up Get Out, National Trails Day, American Hiking Society

Why You Should Gear Up and Get Out

Fill up your water bottle and lace up your hiking shoes—National Trails Day is right around the corner! On June 3rd, the American Hiking Society invites people of all ages and abilities to hit the trails at one of the thousands of events hosted throughout the country....

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Appalachian Trail Conservancy, American Hiking Society, First Descents, Nature Conservancy, Parks 4 Kids, last minute outdoor gift ideas

Give the Gift of The Outdoors

It's December 22nd. Three days before Hanukkah and Christmas. You still haven't finished shopping for gifts for your loved ones. Maybe you're a procrastinator (I know I am). Maybe you've been in bed with the flu. Or maybe you just don't know what to buy. Luckily,...

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Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, #orshow, AdventureKEEN, Fixing Your Feet, John Vonhof, Trail Running Bend and Central Oregon, Best Summit Hikes Denver to Vail

Wilderness Press at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2016

Ah, the week after Outdoor Retailer. If you were lucky enough to attend, you're probably catching some much-needed shut-eye now after the long days and short nights, or sadly driving away Salt Lake City in your adventuremobile. Or all of the above. Wilderness Press definitely falls into the latter...

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Wilderness Press, top stories of 2015, Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, American Hiking Society, PCTA, Jennifer Pharr Davis

Favorite Outdoor News Stories from 2015

One of the best parts of January is looking back at what the previous year had to offer. Boy, was 2015 chock-full of exciting outdoor announcements, developments, and entertainment! Here are some of our favorite stories from 2015. "Hold the Record Lightly." We are big fans of Jennifer Pharr...

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Why the AZT Belongs on Your Hiking Bucket List

TUCSON -- The Arizona Trail (AZT), one of only 11 official National Scenic Trails in the country, is an 800-plus-mile stretch, spanning north-south from the US-Mexico border to Utah. Along the way, a diverse population of hikers, backpackers, cyclists, trail-runners, trail builders, nature enthusiasts, cross-country...

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First Day Hikes Starts Year On Right Foot

For the third straight year, hiking groups across the country will come together on January 1 to ring in the new year right with one of the simplest, most invigorating activities there is: hiking. First Day Hikes -- for the first time this year, an official...

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6 Easy National Park Hikes Anyone Can Enjoy!

Our National Parks present us with the richest exposure to the most elements of nature of all our natural reserves. That's part of what makes them so important and well-loved. The extra-ruggedness of their wild terrain can also yield, however, a sense of intimidation for...

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