How to Plan a National Park Vacation

Choosing to take your next vacation or weekend getaway at a national park means having more than 400 options for your next destination. As opposed to some other vacation options, a trip to a national park is often an inexpensive and adventurous alternative, and planning your...

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Welcome to the Redwood Coast

This is a guest post by Trekalong intern Robyn Campbell. Thanks to Hollywood, most people picture California as the stereotypical beach scene. But Northern California holds much more than sunny beaches, palm trees, and surfers; the Northern coast has the world's tallest trees. Literally...

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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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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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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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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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