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20 Great Trail Running Races

Any fan of ours knows that we love trails — whether it be hiking, biking, or running. Trail running is high on our list of favorite outdoor activities. Getting outside on a quiet trail, with the challenge of ups-and-downs and technical terrain, the time can really fly. Just be sure to have the right gear …

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Most Dangerous Animals Outdoors

Anyone who spends time outdoors enjoying nature knows that they share the space with other animals and critters.  Many are amusing, most are harmless, a few require some caution, and a very small percentage could present life-threatening risks. Which dangerous animals are you most likely to encounter?  Here are a few of the top ones, …

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Virginia Creeper Trail

The Virginia Creeper Trail is a 34-mile long trail located in the southwest region of Virginia. Despite its name, the trail winds through the Appalachian Mountains and offers some of the most beautiful scenery in the state. If you’re looking for an exciting hiking adventure, then you’re in for a treat! In this review, we …

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Top of the World Hike (Laguna, CA)

You may have heard about Laguna Beach, California. Located in Orange County, it’s one of the most famous areas in the state. Thanks to its beautiful views and laid-back vibes, Laguna is visited by 3 million tourists per year, and the number is only growing. Outdoor lovers come there to relax on the beach, surf, …

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10 Essential Hiking Skills

hiking essentials

In the 1930’s, the Mountaineers, a Seattle-based hiking, climbing, and conservation organization, came up with a list of 10 essential items that no climber should be without in a hike. Hiking is not an activity that should be taken lightly. Any mistake or assumptions made could result in catastrophic or even dire consequences. Especially on …

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Guide to Hiking Near Bozeman

Bozeman hikes

Bozeman is a great mountain town with no shortage of activities, and arguably the number one thing to do there when you are not skiing is hiking. Surrounded by mountains on three sides and being only an hour from Big Sky, hikes in the area are plentiful and gorgeous. Because of the varying terrain, there …

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Hikes with Dogs

Dogs crave adventure, especially in the outdoors with their best friend (that would be you). There’s something special about watch a dog trot along the trail, greedily inhaling scents of game and fallen logs. The well trained will alert you to things you might have otherwise overlooked—from birds and beetles to other hidden animals and …

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