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Exploring the Outdoors in the Pacific Northwest

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Exploring the great outdoors of Washington and Oregon is an adventure that every nature lover should experience. From the rugged coastline to the towering mountains, these states offer some of the most diverse and breathtaking landscapes in the country. As someone who has spent a significant amount of time exploring the Pacific Northwest, I can …

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Best Waterproof Backpacks

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Waterproof backpacks can be lifesavers. The last thing you want is your personal belongings inside your backpack to get soaked and damaged. And if you’re like most people, you carry valuable and expensive items in your bag, so it’s important to keep them away from water. We have tested every backpack we could get our …

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Visiting Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee

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Nestled in the heart of Tennessee, Cherokee National Forest is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Covering over 640,000 acres, the forest is home to a diverse range of wildlife and offers a plethora of recreational activities. Visitors can enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, and even hunting in certain areas of the forest. For folks who are …

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Beginner Hiking Gear and Tips

So you want to start hiking? I endorse the idea! A hiking hobby will open up exploration opportunities you didn’t even know were all around you, and give something interesting to do as often as you want. A quick trip to a hiking shop, though, will leave you with the impression that the only way …

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Big Walker Mountain Scenic Byway

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The Big Walker Scenic Byway is one of our favorite drives through the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. The route takes travelers on a 16-mile journey through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the area. The byway is named after Big Walker Mountain, which is one of the highest peaks in the region. The drive …

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