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Old Rag

View of Old Rag Mt. as seen from Pinnicles overlook in Shenandoah National Park. Taken the day after Hurricane Katrina’s remains passed over the park, thus clearing the normal haze. After getting a lot of comments on the color saturation I feel I should level with how this photo was taken. It was taken with a disposable camera and developed as any other film would be, with no alterations at all. It was just that beautiful of a scene. The flecks are a result of a scan and do not appear on the physical copy.

Author:J-Fish</p

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Hiking: It’s also Who You Hike with

Grand Canyon: Hike to the Bottom on a Whim

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Author:Ilikethenight

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A Double Whammy against Insects

Safety Features and Injury Decline: The Disconnect

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Double Sleeping Bags

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Come celebrate National Park Week!! Check out the amazing opportunities through April 24, 2011.

National Park Week | Cold Splinters

Yes, it started on Friday, April 16th, but it goes until April 24th, so don’t miss your chance to get out to your favorite national park this week FOR FREE.

Publish Date: 04/18/2011 7:36

http://www.coldsplinters.com/2011/04/national-park-week-2/

Celebrate National Park Week April 16-24 | Gear Diary

This just in from the National Park Foundation: Top 10 ways to celebrate National Park Week 2011. Our national parks are our treasures and should not be missed. The handful I have visited over the years (some repeatedly) cannot be …

Publish Date: 04/18/2011 9:45

http://www.geardiary.com/2011/04/18/celebrate-national-park-week-april-16-24/

National Park Week 2011

National Park Week, April 16-24, 2011, is an annual week for celebration and recognition of our National Parks. First proclaimed in 1991 by President George.

Publish Date: 04/10/2011 3:01

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Backpacking Lite

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Mount Mitchell

This is one of those rare days when Mount Mitchell isn’t socked in. That’s Catawba rhododendron in the foreground. Mount Mitchell is actually the highest point to the left in this photo of the Black Mountain ridge. It’s also the highest point in North America East of the Mississippi River. The ridge tapers off around Burnsville, North Carolina… beyond is Tennessee. In 1915, Mount Mitchell became North Carolina’s first State Park.

Author:snapdragginphoto

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Winter Hiking: How to Stay Warm When Temperatures Are Cold

Hiking Tips: Safety First and Last and Always

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Spring is a great season to check out the infamous Grand Canyon. It is both breathtaking and daring. Here are some articles on how to camp and explore this great place.

So you say you've never seen the Grand Canyon

It’s surprising, really, the number of Americans who haven’t visited the Grand Canyon. There are those who have visited all manner of man-made fluffery in France and swear by the all-you-can-consume, all-inclusive resorts of Mexico, … Second, there are gorgeous, shady spots for camping (no hookups at the campgrounds inside the park, but there are places on the way, check here for details. Third, there are many options for getting exercise, including hiking and biking, …

Publish Date: 04/06/2011 17:52

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Hiking the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon National Park offers a variety of choices to experience the inside of the Canyon; guided tours, mule trips, river trips, hiking and camping. If you are interested in backpacking and camping on your own, you must acquire …

Publish Date: 07/14/2009 3:00

http://2backpackers.com/384/adventures/backpacking-the-grand-canyon

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Crossing a Stream Safely

Purify Your Water or Not?

Duct Tape for Blisters

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Adirondack Man – How to Pack a Backpack

One of the most important stages when planning and executing a backpacking excursion is packing your backpack. Adirondack Man goes through the do’s and don’ts for packing your backpack the right way. Covering what to bring and how to make it all fit,…

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Balcony House

A post-sunset photograph as the last light reflects on Balcony House in Mesa Verde National Park. This is one of the amazing cliff dwellings of the ancestral Puebloan people in the SW corner of Colorado. The circular hole in front is a ceremonial Kiva pit. It was a fun tour requiring some climbing and narrow tunnels.

The fall color was mostly over, so I decided that I had time to visit this park…sure glad I did!

Author:Judd Patterson

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Solo Backpacking: Antidote for a Frenzied Life

Four Legs Are Better than Two

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In contact with a young Elk

Sweet Valentines kisses from Moose 😉

Moose is in the deer family. The same animal is called the Elk in Europe. The Elk is considered the national animal of Sweden and Norway. In both countries it is often, probably because of the crown-like shape of its antlers, referred to as "the King of the forest". European rock drawings and cave paintings reveal that the elk or moose has been hunted since the Stone Age.

Photo taken in Vassfaret Bjørnepark – Norway. Vassfaret is a forest valley between Hallingdal and Valdres. It is about 30 km long, with large lakes and rivers with remnants from the timber floating era. In Vassfaret Bjørnepark (Bear Park) there are 7 bears in an area of 40.000 sq. meters. As you can see there are mooses as well 😉.

Author:B℮n

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Denali National Park: Wildlife Refuge Par Excellence

Another Fire Starter: Insect Repellant

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