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Rangers rescue 2 hikers in Zion National Park - Huffington Post

Rangers rescue 2 hikers in Zion National Park - Huffington Post | Hiking The Trail | Scoop.it
Dixie Press OnlineRangers rescue 2 hikers in Zion National ParkHuffington PostZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah — Rangers rescued two hikers who were unable to complete one of the more strenuous canyoneering routes at Zion National Park.
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Daniel's Mountain Longleaf Hike

Daniel's Mountain Longleaf Hike | Hiking The Trail | Scoop.it
Hike Daniel's Mountain to see a rare old-growth Piedmont Longleaf Pine habitat. Primary Route: Hike up Daniel's Mountain from the Cotton Place Road trailhead. Hiking Distance: ~1.5 miles. Elevation Gain: Unknown Difficulty: ...
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10 Tips For Raising Outdoors-Loving Kids | The Big Outside

10 Tips For Raising Outdoors-Loving Kids | The Big Outside | Hiking The Trail | Scoop.it
RT @MichaelALanza: 10 Tips For Raising #Outdoors-Loving #Kids: http://t.co/L5tpz4fHLn #hiking #backpacking #nature #family @NatureValley ht…
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Excellent article on introducing kids to hiking. While some of the points such as starting with smaller distances at first are common sense many of the 10 tips and the reasons behind them were new to me, yet are someone every parent should consider.

 

When should a child carry a backpack and what is the maximum weight? Well, the writer presents some thoughtful ideas. Lots of great pictures of the outdoor adventures as well.

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1100-Mile Hike In Cheryl Strayed's Boots Puts 'Wild' Star Reese Witherspoon On ... - Deadline.com

1100-Mile Hike In Cheryl Strayed's Boots Puts 'Wild' Star Reese Witherspoon On ... - Deadline.com | Hiking The Trail | Scoop.it
Similar to how her Election character chewed up anyone in the way of the high school class presidency, Reese Witherspoon was tenacious in her trajectory from child actress to superstar. Playing eas...
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Our Favorite Videos of 2014

Our Favorite Videos of 2014 | Hiking The Trail | Scoop.it
Check out our favorite videos of 2014 in this list of inspiring work from top videographers and adventurers.
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5 Tips For Buying a Backpacking Tent

5 Tips For Buying a Backpacking Tent | Hiking The Trail | Scoop.it
By Michael Lanza
There are a lot of tents out there. How do you choose between them? Backpackers come in different sizes and have different needs and preferences in a tent.
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Meanderthals | Mountains to Sea Trail Over Blackstock Knob to ...

Meanderthals | Mountains to Sea Trail Over Blackstock Knob to ... | Hiking The Trail | Scoop.it
That's what you're doing when you take the Blue Ridge Parkway to Mt. Mitchell State Park for this trek on the Mountains to Sea Trail in the Black Mountains. With fabulous views ... Hike Rating: Difficult.
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Hiking in Maine: Lots of winter wonderlands to go walking through - Press Herald

Hiking in Maine: Lots of winter wonderlands to go walking through - Press Herald | Hiking The Trail | Scoop.it
Dress appropriately, bring the right equipment, and enjoy the many trails Maine and New Hampshire have to offer.
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Photo Gallery: Backpacking Glacier National Park

Photo Gallery: Backpacking Glacier National Park | Hiking The Trail | Scoop.it
By Michael Lanza
If you haven’t backpacked in Glacier National Park, then why not? If you have, you know you want to return.
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Ask Me: How Can You Tell How Warm a Down Jacket Is?

Ask Me: How Can You Tell How Warm a Down Jacket Is? | Hiking The Trail | Scoop.it
Michael,
With sleeping bags we have temperature ratings. But with down/insulated/puffy jackets, what is best way to determine if a jacket will be warm or warmer or hot? Is it the amount of fill? Some but not all jackets indicate the amount of fill.
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Hold tight: the world's best rafting rivers - Lonely Planet

Hold tight: the world's best rafting rivers - Lonely Planet | Hiking The Trail | Scoop.it
Read Hold tight: the world's best rafting rivers by Lonely Planet
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Are You Ready for That New Outdoors Adventure? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Are You Ready for That New Outdoors Adventure? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself | Hiking The Trail | Scoop.it
By Michael Lanza
We heard the young girl crying from a distance, even through the howling wind and mid-July snowstorm on Besseggen Ridge, in Norway’s mountainous Jotunheimen National Park.
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6 Bad Excuses for NOT Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

6 Bad Excuses for NOT Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail | Hiking The Trail | Scoop.it
Although I talk a big game about successfully thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, in reality, I admire the 75% who attempt and fail?  Why? Because they tried.
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10 New Zealand Beaches Backpackers Won’t Want to Miss | Outlandian

10 New Zealand Beaches Backpackers Won’t Want to Miss | Outlandian | Hiking The Trail | Scoop.it
New Zealand has some of the best beaches on the planet. If you're looking for ideas for a backpacking holiday, why not visit the homeland of the kiwi?
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Rain, Breakfast Hot Dogs, & Hiking in Grayson Highlands State Park - Central Florida Hiker

Rain, Breakfast Hot Dogs, & Hiking in Grayson Highlands State Park - Central Florida Hiker | Hiking The Trail | Scoop.it
Backpacking along the Appalachian Trail in Grayson Highlands State Park.
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An off-roading wheelchair made of bike parts tackles hiking trails - BetaBoston

An off-roading wheelchair made of bike parts tackles hiking trails - BetaBoston | Hiking The Trail | Scoop.it
An engineer with an eye for cost-effective design is winning fans in the third world with an affordable wheelchair made out of bike parts. His next project: a sturdy off-road wheelchair to let riders navigate ski slopes and bike trails.
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AmeriCorps volunteers enhance Quail Creek hiking trails, making them bike ... - St George News

AmeriCorps volunteers enhance Quail Creek hiking trails, making them bike ... - St George News | Hiking The Trail | Scoop.it
HURRICANE – A group of 11 volunteers from the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps arrived in Hurricane Nov. 7 to begin trail maintenance for the city of Hurricane.
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Inside the Absurd Hiking Pack From Wild   

Inside the Absurd Hiking Pack From Wild    | Hiking The Trail | Scoop.it
Were Wild author Cheryl Strayed to hit the Pacific Crest Trail again, the first thing she would do, in her words, is “take less stuff.”* And that would probably be the right call.
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Don't be fooled: Winter hiking can be as dangerous as summer treks - KTAR.com

Don't be fooled: Winter hiking can be as dangerous as summer treks - KTAR.com | Hiking The Trail | Scoop.it
Cooler weather in the Valley brings out the hikers. A Phoenix fire official has tips to ensure a safe outing.
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Hiking guide explores urban treasures - Knoxville News Sentinel

Hiking guide explores urban treasures - Knoxville News Sentinel | Hiking The Trail | Scoop.it
When it comes to hiking guidebooks, the Smokies cast a long shadow.
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My Top 10 Family Adventures

By Michael Lanza
How many outdoor trips do you have on the calendar for 2015 already? I have four, with others in active planning stages.
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Heli-skiing, the ultimate snow experience

Heli-skiing, the ultimate snow experience | Hiking The Trail | Scoop.it
PANORAMA, British Columbia • With the steady sound of whup, whup, whup keeping us company, the helicopter lifted higher into the jagged peaks and cathedral-like cirques of the Purcell Mountain Range.
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Alpine loses Sliding Rock access, gains hiking trails - Daily Herald

Alpine loses Sliding Rock access, gains hiking trails - Daily Herald | Hiking The Trail | Scoop.it
ALPINE – The Sliding Rock recreation area in Alpine is closed to the public and likely will not be destroyed. Instead, the developer intends to make the naturally formed water
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Hiking in Maine: Exploring places where the weather is warm and the hiking is wonderful - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Hiking in Maine: Exploring places where the weather is warm and the hiking is wonderful - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | Hiking The Trail | Scoop.it
Here are some suggested destinations for Mainers looking for time away from winter.
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9 Cold-Weather Running Essentials

9 Cold-Weather Running Essentials | Hiking The Trail | Scoop.it
Endorphins are well worth a flogging from winter weather, but for those rational runners who don't like wind-whipped eyes and numb toes, know that running companies have you in mind.  #1: Made from lightweight merino wool with a touch of nylon for...
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Ten years ago, trekking alone in the Himalayas... | The Wanderer - A Travel and Living blog from India

Ten years ago, trekking alone in the Himalayas... | The Wanderer - A Travel and Living blog from India | Hiking The Trail | Scoop.it
Trekking up to Surkanda Devi near Dhanaulti in one of my earlier solo trips in the Himalayas
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