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  1. Cross-Country Skiing

    by on 11-14-2012 at 08:42 AM
    Tired of crowded slopes and long lift lines? Does your idea of the perfect winter day include gliding along deep forest trails away from crowds? If you enjoy being outside in nature while getting a great aerobic workout but don't like waiting in lines, you might be ready to leave the ski lifts behind to embark on a Nordic skiing adventure. Nordic skiing isn't limited to leisurely cross-country excursions, it includes Telemarking, alpine touring, and backcountry skiing. These adrenaline-fueled,
  2. Why Snowshoe?

    by on 11-13-2012 at 08:24 AM
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    Snowshoeing is a winter outdoor activity that has grown in popularity in recent years. We aren't talking about your grandfather's snowshoes, today's snowshoes are light-weight and designed to make traveling on snow easier. In the 1990's snowshoe companies revolutionized the sport by introducing better designed snowshoes which has allowed snowshoers to pick up the pace and cover more miles in the snow. These changes to the equipment have allowed more people
  3. A Winter Walk

    by on 11-12-2012 at 08:21 AM

    This time of year it is easy to find excuses to stay inside. It's cold, snowy, and the sun sets so early in the evening. Many families get in the routine of coming come from school and going straight to the T.V., computer and video games. It is easy to increase your 'screen time' without really thinking about it but if you bundle your family up with hats, gloves, jackets and snow pants everyone can stay

    Updated 11-12-2012 at 08:38 AM by Andy Hawbaker

    In the Outdoors , ‎ Family Adventures
  4. Celebrate Veterans Day with No Fees at National Parks

    by on 11-09-2012 at 09:11 AM
    Veterans Day is this Sunday November 11th. We take this time to celebrate and honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. We are all thankful for those who have fought to secure the freedoms we enjoy in America.

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    One way to enjoy this Veterans Day weekend is to explore some of the wonderful open spaces that our country has chosen
  5. What to take on the John Muir Trail?

    by on 11-08-2012 at 06:44 AM
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    So, a bunch of us outdoors bloggers are planning on hiking the John Muir Trail in 12 days (2 weeks if you include travel time to and from the trail heads.) Of course, we have to do it light and we need to take bear cannisters. It should be an awesome trip and we will be doing videos and taking photos. Each day will be approximately 18 miles of hiking. It's not so bad if you consider that we have at least 16 hours of daylight and therefore have plenty of

    Updated 11-08-2012 at 09:38 AM by Andy Hawbaker

    In the Outdoors , ‎ Health & Fitness , ‎ Gear Reviews , ‎ Family Adventures
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