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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.

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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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upper yosemite falls moonbow

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A Double Whammy against Insects

Safety Features and Injury Decline: The Disconnect

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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

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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

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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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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.

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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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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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Wilson's Creek National Battlefield - Pic 2

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Experience Wilson Creek National Battlefield as never before. On September 18, join others for a Moonlight Tour highlighting events surrounding the Battle of Wilson’s Creek. Make sure to buy your ticket, $5/person, early as this is a huge event that sells out early. Visit here for more information on this amazing opportunity.

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Crossing a Stream Safely

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Dune Climb in the Winter, Sleeping Bear Dunes ...
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“Fierce winter storms and shifting shoals gave birth to the “Graveyard of the Atlantic,” where thousands of ships have foundered since record-keeping began in the 16th century.

Driven aground by hurricane-force winds and towering seas, the passengers and crews on these ships often had no recourse but to hope for someone to come to their aid. And come they did. Beginning late in the 18th century rescuers began patrolling the East Coast in search of such wrecks.

A measure of organization came to the live-saving crews in 1785 when a British doctor who had moved to Boston, Massachusetts, was able to form the Massachusetts Humane Society. Not to be confused with an animal rights group, the society was modeled after the British Royal Humane Society, a life-saving service.” Read more.

Learn more about the U.S. Life-saving Service on October 9 at Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Lakeshore. Here is their website. Enjoy!

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For Your Backpacking First Aid Kit

Among the World’s Most Prolific Wildlife Viewing – Close to Home

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Harpers Ferry and water gap from Jefferson Rock

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Take some time and head over to Harpers Ferry and take a summer tour which runs through October. There are many to choose from. Check out this website for more information on the tours.

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Should Wolf Hunting Be Allowed?

7 Ways to Put Wilderness into Your Daily Life

Our Natural Heritage: Largely Unappreciated

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