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Ten Perfect Winter Hikes

What makes winter such a great time to hike? For one, mosquitoes and other bugs are nowhere to be found. The crowds are nonexistent. Cooler temperatures make Southern hikes a lot more pleasant. And few places are as magically still as a forest covered in snow.<p>That said, the days are shorter, so you …


Do This Twice a Day For Bigger Calves

You don’t have to live with chicken legs<p>If you want to banish your chicken legs, your current routine of 3 sets of 10 reps of a calf exercise isn’t going to cut it.<p>The fix for skinny calves: high-frequency training (HFT), which involves hitting your calves <i>twice</i> a day. Your body adapts to the extra …

Trails I've Hiked: Awesome Hiking Along The Blue Ridge Parkway

Editor's Note: With Spring not far off, at least along the East Coast, it's not too early to think about hiking in the national park system. Author …


Hike Arches & Canyonlands National Parks

This lodge-based hiking trip explores Arches & Canyonlands National Parks. Join REI for an unforgettable trip, including Delicate Arch & more sites.

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Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Family Multi-Adventure Tour – Teens & Kids

Utah<p>Reviews by Power Reviews ®<p>Casual Hotels<p>Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by …

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Hike Zion & Bryce Canyon - Family Camping

Hike Zion & Bryce Canyon on REI's guided vacation for the whole family. Enjoy upscale accommodations at private campsites.

The Best Thru-Hikes for 2015 (That Aren't the PCT)

If you’re thinking about tackling the Appalachian or Pacific Crest Trails this year, you might want to revise your plans. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, which monitors the AT, is expecting record numbers of thru-hikers this year, thanks to the popularity of movies featuring thru-hikes, like <i>Wild</i> …


Nebraska hiking trail named one of the top 10 in the country by USA Today

A little-known trail in northwest Nebraska has burst into the national spotlight.<p>The Bison Trail, a 3-mile hike between the Hudson-Meng Education and …

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Tennessee Park Rangers Build Community with Rock Climbing

On the first Saturday of every month, something special happens at the Obed Wild and Scenic River in Eastern Tennessee. People of all ages gather to learn rock climbing as part of the Obed’s one-of-a-kind Coffee and Climb with a Ranger Program.<p>The program was started by park rangers who wanted to …


21 Totally Breathtaking Trails To Hike Before You Die

Hit the dusty road.

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.


Rolling Homes: The 7 Best Rooftop Camping Tents

Tepui Tents Ayer<p><b>Pro:</b> Inexpensive<b><br>Con:</b> Not very tall when deployed<p><b>Entry Level:</b> By and large you want to avoid rooftop tents that come in under the …

10Best: American trails for a memorable spring hike

If winter's driving you stir-crazy, maybe it's time to take a hike – or at least plan for one. "It's great family time, great couples or friends time, and it's great unwinding time," says <b>Karen Berger</b>, author of best-selling <i>America's Great Hiking Trails</i> (Rizzoli, $50.) "Seeing a landscape at two …


Instahikes Profiles Alberta's Best Mountain Hikes

EDMONTON - A new Instagram account launched by Travel Alberta highlights popular hiking trails in the Canadian Rockies.<p>Featuring captioned photos of …


7 Wheel-Blasting Leg Workouts

People look forward to leg day like they look forward do a root canal. Sure, you know you’ll come out better for it but the actual event itself is …

Tips for visiting Arizona's slot canyons near Page, Arizona

Updated 03.01.2017<p>Water Holes, Lower Antelope, Upper Antelope. Are these the names of <b>hiking trails</b>? No, they’re Arizona slot canyons located on the</b> …


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To Hike Alone

Fall seven times, stand up eight. ~ Japanese Proverb<p>One of my favorite things about living in the Pacific Northwest is the scenery. The mountains, the skies, Puget Sound, all these things and more provide the perfect backdrop to my life. A lover of the outdoors, I always stay busy backpacking or …

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Siyeh Pass Loop

Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks provides details for more than 60 hikes, including trail descriptions, best hiking seasons, …


5 must-do's in Colorado for outdoor lovers

11 March 2015<p>When planning our first real US roadtrip a couple of years ago, many people told us to go to the West Coast, like any other tourist …


Charlottesville VA Outdoor Activities | Trails, Parks, Hiking

Outdoors<p>If you love hiking, camping and the great outdoors, bring your love to Charlottesville and Albemarle County, where outdoor enthusiasts can …


Emerald Pools via Kayenta Trail Beginner

A relatively easy just over 2 mile trail to Zion’s Emerald Pools – miniature oases nestled in the impressive cliffs of Zion. Depending on the season, …

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