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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SF Foot Expert Leads Medical Care for Amazon Jungle Marathon

[caption id="attachment_1669" align="alignleft" width="150"] John Vonhof, author of Fixing Your Feet (Wilderness Press)[/caption] SAN FRANCISCO -- Bay Area ultra-runner and foot care expert John Vonhof will travel to the Amazon rainforest in October to provide foot care to participants of this year's Amazon Jungle Marathon. The race will take...

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SoCal Not All Urban Sprawl

Outdoor Experts Uncover Hidden Wilderness Close to Home LOS ANGELES -- If anywhere in the U.S. defines “urban sprawl,” Southern California unfortunately seems the most likely location. The name “Los Angeles” has practically become the poster child for sprawl as its greater metropolitan area spans five...

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#GetBusyOutdoors Giveaway Winner

Outdoor Retailer is a dream-come-true for gear heads like us at Trekalong. That's why we're so excited that Wilderness Press is letting us announce the winner of their #GetBusyOutdoors Giveaway, in partnership with Mountainsmith and Brooks-Range! Congratulations to Twitter-ite Rob Christensen (@RobChristensen3). You've won Sex in...

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4 Walks Around LA River’s Newly Opened Paddleway

For the first time in 80 years, Los Angeles again boasts a centralized waterway open for recreational use. A 2.5-mile stretch of the 51-mile river is now open for kayaking, canoeing, paddling, and angling, CNN reported Saturday. The "Elysian Valley" stretch is open to boating...

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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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