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Women’s Wednesday: It’s a Mother-Daughter Thing

Rosie Koskovich got her start doing trail maintenance with the Ozark Trail Association in Missouri. She was a long time hiker and this was her way to give back to the trails. In 2013, Rosie and a group of OTA members volunteered with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s Konnarock Trail Crew for a week. After that experience, she knew this was something she wanted to do with her daughter, Ronnie. “It was something I wanted to share with her because I just loved it so much,” she said. “The t...
Tags: Hiking, Sport, Cycling, Missouri, Ota, Rosie, Ronnie, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Rosie Koskovich, Ozark Trail Association, Konnarock Trail Crew, Sams Gap Tennessee

Hiking Yukon’s Tombstone on Arc’teryx’s New Guided Trips

Dramatic, majestic and challenging, adventures with the beloved outdoor brand Respected, innovative outdoor brand Arc’teryx steps into the guided trips business. And if our experience with them—trekking through the wildest parts of Canada’s Yukon Territories—is any indication, thrill-seekers of all sorts are in for a breathtaking, pulse-raising treat. The Arc’teryx Trips website, which is officially open now, lists trips departing in 2020. The first round …
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Design, Hiking, Canada, Outdoor Gear, Hikes, Arcteryx, Arc’Teryx Trips, Yukon Territories

How common are bats with rabies and should you worry

Rabid bats in our area, as well as blood-sucking vampires from the movies, give bats a bad name. But around here, bats eat insects and nectar and are very beneficial to us nonflying mammals. Rabies and bats Bats can have rabies, but it is extremely rare for that to impact humans. The chance of getting rabies from a bat is very small — the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are one or two cases a year in the U.S. But bats are the most common source of human rabies in the Unit...
Tags: News, Hiking, Environment, California News, Infographic, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Local News, Rabies, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun

Tokyo Design Studio R_C4

The highly anticipated capsule collection by Snow Peak + Tokyo Design Studio New Balance includes just five products, each of which serves a very practical function. Our pick, the Tokyo Design Studio R_C4, is a sneaker-boot hybrid that features plenty of outdoor tech, while maintaining a slender appearance. With a ripstop Cordura upper, waterproof GORE-TEX membrane, and a lugged sole, these shoes are buckled together …
Tags: Outdoors, Boots, Design, Hiking, Tokyo, Outdoor Gear, New Balance, Hiking Gear, Snow Peak

Ski atop the worlds cleanest waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen

Six years after breaking ground, CopenHill — a waste-to-energy plant topped with a year-round ski slope — is officially open, marking a major milestone in Copenhagen’s journey to becoming the world’s first carbon-neutral city by 2025. Bjarke Ingels Group, SLA, AKT, Lüchinger+Meyer, MOE and Rambøll designed the new architectural landmark that they describe as the cleanest waste-to-energy plant in the world. The building includes an environmental education hub as well as a landscaped roof for urba...
Tags: Design, Hiking, Environment, Environmental Education, Architecture, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Bjarke Ingels, Biodiversity, Copenhagen, Big, Sla, Carousel Showcase, Waste Disposal, Carbon-neutral, Green Roof

Clearing the Path: Behind the Scenes with the Trail Maintainers

Photo by Ellen Kanzinger Whether a trail is one mile or 1,000 miles, in a city or in the middle of a forest, someone has to take care of it. Someone has to clear the fallen trees after a storm or put in a water bar to mitigate erosion so you and I can get outside.  BRO hit the road with two maintenance crews to get a feel for all the work that goes into keeping trails open to the public.  James River Park System (Richmond, Va.) Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Andrew Alli h...
Tags: Virginia, Hiking, Environment, Georgia, Sport, Cycling, Missouri, Maine, Arizona, Sam, Forest Service, South Carolina, Mediterranean, Richmond, Vcu, National Park Service

My Backpacking Gear Checklist (How To Pack For A Trek)

My Lightweight Backpacking Gear Setup Outdoor Gear Guide Learn how to pack for a successful overnight backpacking or trekking adventure with lightweight gear essentials like a tent, stove, clothing, and more. My ultimate backpacking checklist! As you’re about to see with my ultimate backpacking checklist here — I’m a total gear nerd! From backpacking in Greenland, trekking in Afghanistan, or hill-walking in Ireland, I’m always searching for the lightest and most comfortable hiking & campin...
Tags: Outdoors, Hiking, Backpacking, Outdoor Gear, Gear Guides

The 2019 Hiking Guide: Hike the Southeast

FROM CITY GREENWAYS TO REMOTE STRETCHES OF FOREST, GET OUTSIDE THIS FALL ON THE TRAILS OF THESE ICONIC SOUTHEAST HIKING DESTINATIONS. Hike miles of trails in one of Virginia’s state parks, including Shenandoah River State Park and Pocahontas State Park. Virginia State Parks Virginia is home to a variety of landscapes, from mountain peaks thousands of feet above sea level, to the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, the largest tidal estuary in the world. Virginia State Par...
Tags: Hiking, Sport, Cycling, Go Outside, October 2019

A Dram Good Time: The Speyside Way Whiskey Tour

The Speyside Way Whiskey Tour – Scotland, September 4 to 14, 2019 by Nicola Ross “Let’s go on a hiking trip together sometime,” my friend Susan suggested. My response was immediate: “Where? When?” We decided on Scotland, a year hence. Meanwhile, I came across information about the Speyside Way Whiskey Tour, and since I didn’t care where in Scotland, and Susan is a single-malt-whiskey enthusiast, it was agreed. The only fly in the ointment was a hunk of titanium and a dozen metal staples. Surel...
Tags: Travel, Europe, England, Scotland, Hiking, US, Aberdeen, Canada, Yorkshire, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Jack, British Columbia, Stephen, North Sea, Stuart

Kilimanjaro Can Be Anywhere: How to Forget Excuses and Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle

You're reading Kilimanjaro Can Be Anywhere: How to Forget Excuses and Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. It's far too easy to come up with reasons not to embark on an outdoor adventure — or even a simple nature hike. The weather’s bad. There are no mountains nearby. The trails are closed. But there are a host of reasons those barriers shouldn't stand ...
Tags: Google, Featured, Hiking, Healthy Living, John Muir, Lifehacks, Health And Fitness, Health Tips, John Muir Trail, Munjal Shah, Healthy Living and Mountains

Mountain Getaway Guide: Unique Lodging of the Blue Ridge

The Thorny Mountain Fire Tower in Seneca Rocks State Forest, W.VA., offers accommodations 65 feet off the ground. Whether you’re looking to make one last trip this fall or starting to make plans for next year, BRO set out to find getaways like no other in the region. Seneca State Forest (W.Va.) Built-in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Thorny Mountain Fire Tower at Seneca State Forest was constructed to spot fires before they got out of control. New technologies eventual...
Tags: Maryland, Hiking, West Virginia, Sport, Pennsylvania, Cycling, House, North America, Scuba, George Washington, HARRIS, Chesapeake Bay, Blue Ridge, Elkton, Cumberland Plateau, Civilian Conservation Corps

Creating and Listening in Alaska: My experience with Composing in the Wilderness

I moved to Phoenix in 2008 to start my master’s degree in music composition. Almost every year since then, I have made it a mission to escape the heat at least once during the summer. I have made these efforts in spite of my financial situation and—although I am ashamed to admit it—in spite of my relationships. This year, 2019, has been my “year of doing less”—so far a grand and failed effort to take stock of what I have, get to know my Phoenix-based friends and musical companions better, and di...
Tags: Europe, Hiking, Religion, Articles, Analysis, Nature, Alaska, Antarctica, Ursula K Le Guin, South, National Park Service, Phoenix, John Cage, Henry David Thoreau, Camelback Mountain, Anchorage

Snowdon, Wales: Hiking the Highest Peak

Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales, is a great mountain for a hike, or you can take the Snowdon Mountain Railway service to get to the summit of Snowdonia.
Tags: Travel, England, Wales, Hiking, Great Britain, Snowdon, Snowdon Wales, Outdoor Adventure, Railroad Travel, Snowdon Mountain Railway, Snowdon railway

Hiking Mount Whitney: California’s Highest Peak (Winter Climb)

Hiking Mt Whitney in the Winter Lone Pine, California The elevation is starting to take its toll. Carefully planting one foot in front of the other, climbing through snow with my ice axe, I push on to summit California’s highest mountain. Mount Whitney is the highest mountain in the lower 48 states at 14,505 feet. Yes, California is home to both the lowest point in the United States (Death Valley), as well as one of the tallest! The mountain has also become one of the most popular hikes in ...
Tags: Outdoors, California, Hiking, United States, Italy, John Muir, Greenland, Iceland, Whitney, Adventure Travel, Don, YouTube Channel, Mount Whitney, North Fork, Mt Whitney, United States Death Valley

Day Hiking Essentials: What to Wear and Bring on a Short Hike

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Tags: Travel, Hiking, Travel Products, Boomer Travel Tips

Mount Athos: A Dazzling Pilgrimage

In search of meaning from his Christian faith, Cato Rolea embarks on a pilgrimage to Mount Athos, Greece, staying in Hermitages and Sketes en route.
Tags: Travel, Greece, Hiking, Meteora, Historic Travel, St Stephen Monastery Meteora, Varlaam and Great Meteoron Monasteries, Cato Rolea, Mount Athos Greece

The Best Amalfi Coast Itinerary for 5-7 Days and Walking the Path of the Gods

Use this Amalfi Coast itinerary to make the most of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. It even includes walking the path of the gods. Originally from Inside the Travel Lab.
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Italy, Amalfi Coast

The Pickle Jar Lakes Hike in Kananaskis Country

The Pickle Jar Lakes hike is a standout if you’re a fan of mountain lakes. And judging by the popularity of this Kananaskis hike, people love a lake as a destination. Four lakes. Even better – though not all are equally beautiful. Heading for the third of the Pickle Jar Lakes Route description for the Pickle Jar Lakes hike  From the parking lot walk north beside the highway for about 100 metres. Cross the road and pick up the obvious, though unsigned trail that curves northeast into...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Nice, Boulder, Alberta, Calgary, Longview, Kananaskis, Kananaskis Country, Highwood Pass, Alberta Parks, Kananaskis Country Click, Pickle Jar Lakes, Barrier Lake Information Centre, Highway 40 From Black Diamond, Longview Turn

If you travel to Ireland, you must see the Cliffs of Moher. Here’s why.

The Spectacular Cliffs of Moher in Ireland Arguably Ireland’s top tourist attraction, the towering Cliffs of Moher are well worth the hype. Located on the west coast of Ireland in County Clare, these rocky sea cliffs, along with the karst limestone hills of the Burren, are recognized at a UNESCO Global Geopark. In our opinion, the Cliffs of Moher, and the coastal region that surrounds them, is THE reason to travel to Ireland. Okay, the Guinness might also be the reason. These spectacular sea...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Photography, Featured, Germany, Hiking, Unesco, Atlantic, Ireland, Adventures, Pictures, Dublin, Alberta, Galway, Rockies, World Attractions

Island Lake Lodge: A Base for Hiking Adventures

Island Lake Lodge serves as a great base for hiking adventures. It sits on 7,000 acres of private land just minutes from Fernie, British Columbia. The lodge is surrounded by towering trees in old growth forest – with the Lizard Range of the Rocky Mountains serving up a spectacular backdrop. That translates to wonderful hiking opportunities both above tree line and in the forest. And you don’t have to be a guest at Island Lake Lodge to enjoy the trails. Drink with a view at the Bear Lodge Bist...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, John, British Columbia, Revelstoke, Douglas, Island Lake, Lake Trail, Baby Bear, Scott Schmidt, Lizard Lake, Heiko, Fernie British Columbia, Island Lake Lodge, Fernie BC, Goldilocks Trail

Things to do on the Costa Vicentina, Portugal: The Untamed Edge of Europe

With gentle salt spray, honeycomb rock and field after field of wild flowers, hiking the Ruta Vicentina revealed the secret the Portuguese have been hiding for years: the stunning Alentejo coast. Here's an inside guide to the things to do on the Costa Vicentina, this untamed beauty at the edge of Europe. Originally from Inside the Travel Lab.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Hiking, Western Europe, Alentejo, South Europe, Costa Vicentina Portugal, Ruta Vicentina, Costa Vicentina

Helly Hansen Expedition Extreme 3L Jacket Review

This jacket has been designed for extreme adventurers as well as those who are serious about mountaineering and hiking. Read on for our review of the Helly Hansen Expedition Extreme 3L jacket. Helly Hansen Expedition Extreme 3L Jacket – The review The first thing I noticed about this hard shell jacket is how light it is. At 900g it can easily be folded up and put into a back pack when it is not needed. But not only is it light, it is also incredibly durable. This is thanks to Helly Hansen’s 3...
Tags: Hiking, Sport, Mountaineering, Skiing, Expert, Advanced, Advance, Helly Hansen, Snowsports Clothing, Helly Hansen Jacket Review, Adventurers, Summer Mountain Clothing Reviews, Helly Hansen Review

Hiking The Tre Cime Di Lavaredo Loop (Italian Dolomites)

My Hiking Guide to Tre Cime di Lavaredo! South Tyrol, Italy Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Three Peaks) is a famously beautiful and pretty easy alpine day hiking loop in the Italian Dolomites that winds through jagged limestone mountains. The Dolomites are a range of mountains in the Italian Alps covered with hundreds of hiking trails, but the Tre Cime di Lavaredo loop is one of the most accessible for beginners. The three peaks themselves – Cima Piccola (2857 m), Cima Grande (2999 m) and Cima Ovest...
Tags: Hiking, Euro, Unesco, United States, Italy, Anna, Adventure Travel, Dolomites, Venice Italy, Cortina, Ferrata, Rifugio, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Pemmican Bars, Like Lago di Braies Tre Cime, Rifugio Auronzo

38,000 miles of trail: 18 Thru-Hikes

Warren Doyle hangs up his boots after 38,000 miles on the A.T. Warren Doyle knows how this story should begin. “A 46-year-old love affair ended last summer,” he says, staring at me across a hardwood table at his folk school in eastern Tennessee, midway between Mountain City and Damascus, Virginia. Doyle is celebrating the completion of 18 thru-hikes of the Appalachian Trail, but his final 100 miles were the toughest. On his 18th thru-hike last year, Doyle wasn’t sure he could com...
Tags: Hiking, West Virginia, Sport, Cycling, Tennessee, Connecticut, Jamaica, Damascus, Vermont, APPALACHIA, White Mountains, Doyle, Quaker, American Friends Service Committee, Quakers, Katahdin

Outdoor Updates: Hiker missing in Hawaii found alive after 17 days

Hiker missing in Hawaii found alive after 17 days Amanda Eller, 35, a physical therapist and yoga teacher, went missing after heading out on a short hike in Hawaii’s Makawao Forest Reserve on May 8. Her car, keys, wallet and cell phone were found in the parking lot of the reserve but Eller had disappeared. Police ended their search for the missing woman after a week, but friends and family kept looking, staging a massive manhunt while combing through thick forest and jungle in search of Elle...
Tags: News, Virginia, Hiking, Sport, Cycling, Hawaii, James River, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Eller, Colorado Front Range, Denver Boulder, Go Outside, Newswire, Amanda Eller, Makawao Forest Reserve

Instinct and Empathy: The Challenges Female Hikers Face on the A.T.

My instinct told me to run. It also told me not to run while the man could still see me. Feigning calm, I walked slowly away from him and out of his sight. The moment I felt sure he could no longer see or hear me, I ran. It was spring,  and I was hiking a section of the Appalachian Trail. I’d been on the move since sunrise, and I’d felt a profound sense of relief when the shelter had finally come into view late that afternoon. The next shelter was five miles up the trail, and as there were on...
Tags: Politics, Hiking, Women, Sport, Cycling, Go Outside, THRU HIKING

Hiker's guide to Gros Morne NP

N ewfoundland and Labrador, Canada’s easternmost province, is a pretty magical place. Gorgeous unspoiled wilderness, spectacular hiking trails, icebergs, whale watching, and a Viking history make this an easy spot to fall for. And Gros Morne National Park, on Newfoundland’s west coast, is a world-class introduction. We’re talking dramatic mountain peaks, glacially carved fjords, and some of the best hiking anywhere. You know America’s national parks — now it’s time to explore one of Canada’s ...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, America, Things To Do, Canada, National Parks, Newfoundland, Norway, Mars, Baker, Unesco World Heritage Site, All, Trip Planning, Parks Canada, Gros Morne, Outdoor Adventures

Blaze a Trail to Elkin for NC Trail Days, May 31-June 2

Photo by Kevin Crosby ELKIN, N.C. – The inaugural NC Trail Days Festival takes place May 31-June 2 in Elkin and combines the area’s abundance of trails with a fun schedule of events. The festival is an initiative of the Elkin Valley Trails Association, in conjunction with Explore Elkin. The EVTA is a volunteer group with a mission to enhance Elkin by building an extensive network of trails for people of all ability levels. “The festival has competitive events, family-oriented events...
Tags: Colorado, Hiking, Sport, Cycling, Lyon, Elkin, Foothills Arts Council, Stone Mountain, Yadkin River, Go Outside, DAY HIKING, Kevin Crosby ELKIN, Elkin Valley Trails Association, EVTA, Denise Lyon, Elkin Municipal Park

Blaze a Trail to Elkin for NC Trails Days, May 31-June 2

Photo by Kevin Crosby ELKIN, N.C. – The inaugural NC Trail Days Festival takes place May 31-June 2 in Elkin and combines the area’s abundance of trails with a fun schedule of events. The festival is an initiative of the Elkin Valley Trails Association, in conjunction with Explore Elkin. The EVTA is a volunteer group with a mission to enhance Elkin by building an extensive network of trails for people of all ability levels. “The festival has competitive events, family-oriented events...
Tags: Colorado, Hiking, Sport, Cycling, Lyon, Elkin, Foothills Arts Council, Stone Mountain, Yadkin River, Go Outside, DAY HIKING, NC Trails Days, Kevin Crosby ELKIN, Elkin Valley Trails Association, EVTA, Denise Lyon

10 day hikes on the Isle of Skye

Even if you’ve never been there, you’ve probably seen the Isle of Skye. The stunning and otherworldly scenery of this Scottish island has been the film set for many movies and series. But the jagged mountains, craggy coastline, and eerie rock formations are not only visually arresting but also paradise for outdoor lovers, providing scrambling and climbing opportunities. In fact, the best way to experience the island’s spellbinding beauty is on foot, and Skye has spectacular hiking to suit any...
Tags: Travel, Scotland, Hiking, United Kingdom, James Bond, Norway, Skyfall, Lofoten Islands, Isle Of Skye, Skye, All, Isles, Storr, Glen, Rona, Portree