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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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Winter Hiking: How to Stay Warm When Temperatures Are Cold

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South Valley Park – Coyote Song Trail – Littleton, Colorado

South Valley Park offers several trail routes and is perfect for an early morning or sunset hike. Red Rock juts from the earth creating unusual form ations. A perfect place to wind down a day with your family and an excellent and easy hike if you hav…

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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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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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We all love our dogs and want only the best for them. However, our furry friends need help in knowing what is safe and what isn’t. Rattlesnakes attract dogs with their movements and it is our job to keep our pets safe by teaching them what to do if they see a rattlesnake. Here are some articles on how to train your dog.

Rattlesnake Aversion Training | DOGGIE STEPS Dog Training

BEST DOG ON THE BLOCK Dog Tips Rattlesnake Aversion Trainingby Mark Siebel – Owner – DOGGIE STEPS Dog TrainingDogs are man’s best friend…NOT rattlesnakes.

Publish Date: 03/31/2010 8:10

http://doggiestepsdogtraining.com/blog/?p=61

Lowering the Risk of Rattlesnake Bites in Dogs

There are a few ways to prepare before you and your dog head out on the trail in rattlesnake country. These tips can help prevent a bite.

Publish Date: 05/12/2010 14:23

http://dog-care.suite101.com/article.cfm/lowering-the-risk-of-rattlesnake-bites-in-dogs

Snake Bite Safety for Dogs on Camping Hikes: Snake Bite Safety for

… especially in a new place to explore, however, our loveable pups are notorious for ferreting out snakes in the outdoors. Campers and hikers who learn a few tips on avoiding snakes and handling snake bites in dogs may save a dog’s

Publish Date: 04/05/2010 22:02

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Hiking – Tips for a Great Hike with Your Dog

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Sunset at Appalachian Trail

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Hiking – Tips for a Great Hike with Your Dog

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Devil's Postpile National Monument, Reds Meado...
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If you happen to be in the Mammoth area, try a hike to Devils Postpile. The hike to this great columnar basalt formation is great for families and if you keep going, you’ll hit Rainbow Falls. Here are some articles on visiting Devils Postpile.

Hiking the Devil’s Postpile | Modern Hiker

An under 6-mile trail in Devil’s Postpile National Monument. This is spectacular Sierra scenery all around, with the Wild and Scenic San Joaquin River, several waterfalls, and the Postpile itself – an exquisite example of columnnar …

Publish Date: 06/08/2010 10:43

http://www.modernhiker.com/2010/06/08/hiking-the-devils-postpile/

Devils Postpile National Monument (California)

Established in 1911 by presidential proclamation, Devils Postpile National Monument protects and preserves the Devils Postpile formation, the 101-foot Rainbow Falls, and the pristine mountain scenery. The Devils Postpile formation is a …

Publish Date: 07/06/2010 9:09

http://newmexiken.com/2010/07/devils-postpile-national-monument-california/

The Devil Postpile National Monument (1952) by Richard J

Devils Postpile National Monument geology, map, and administration. Written by Richard J. Hartesveldt, 1952.

Publish Date: 05/06/2007 21:48

http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/devil_postpile/

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Bristlecone pine in Great Basin National Park

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One of my favorite places to visit is Bristlecone Pine Forest. Hiking through the oldest living beings, you get a sense of wonder and awe as to how these trees manage to live in conditions that seem to defy life. Unfortunately, a few trees were burned during a fire a few years ago, which goes to show that even these ancient trees are not immortal.  So if you have a chance, take a day to explore Bristlecone Pine Forest for yourself and get a look at the oldest living tree, Methuselah.

The Bristelcone Pine Forests In Big Pine California – Absolutely

The Bristlecone Pine Forest in Big Pine, California is one of the most amazing sights you will ever see. When you visit you’ll be in the presence of what are likely to be the oldest living things on earth. While they are not anywhere …

Publish Date: 07/22/2010 14:42

http://www.skianything.com/2010/07/the-bristelcone-pine-forests-in-big-pine-california-absolutely-stunning-sights/

Olive Ike King: Methuselah Trail, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

Turn left on the White Mountain Road, which is clearly signed to the Bristlecone Pine Forest. Follow this paved road 10 miles until you find the turn off and parking lot to the Schulman Grove Visitor Center. Park here. …

Publish Date: 06/15/2010 13:42

http://www.oliveikeking.com/2010/06/methuselah-trail-ancient-bristlecone.html

California Destination Guide: Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center Drive up to the 10000 foot level of the white mountains of in east central California and you will find the earth’s oldest living inhabitant “Methuselah”, at 4767 year old Bristlecone Pine. …

Publish Date: 02/22/2008 6:35

http://californiadaytrips.blogspot.com/2008/02/ancient-bristlecone-pine-forest.html

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8 Trails with Views of Mount Saint Helens

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Mesa Verde National Park Cliff Palace 2 2006 09 12

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Mesa Verde National Park is unique in that it is not one to conserve nature but rather human work and it was the first national park that preserved the works of humans. This awe-inspiring national park is not one to be missed. Take a trip and discover some of the culture told in these cliff dwellings.

Traveler’s Checklist: Mesa Verde National Park | National Parks

Situated on the Colorado Plateau in southwestern Colorado, Mesa Verde offers a wonderful opportunity to experience a unique cultural and physical landscape. Mesa Verde National Park, which was established in 1906 as the first national …

Publish Date: 05/17/2010 1:55

http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2010/05/travelers-checklist-mesa-verde-national-park5845

Mesa Verde National Park – New 2010 Visitor Experiences<br>in Mesa

Mesa Verde National Park joins with its partner, the nonprofit Mesa Verde Institute to provide visitors with new opportunities and experiences in the park this season. These three new hikes include a day-long hike to Spring House, …

Publish Date: 04/23/2010 15:41

http://www.nps.gov/meve/parknews/10_02_veops_2010.htm

Mesa Verde National Park – UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Some 600 ‘cliff dwellings’ have been recorded within Mesa Verde National Park, including the famous multi-storey ones such as Cliff Palace, Balcony House, and Square Tower House, built of sandstone and mud mortar, and an additional 4100 …

Publish Date: 04/23/2009 9:44

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Hiking and Backpacking Tips: Lighten Your Load

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Havasu Falls near Supai, Arizona. The water is...
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“An 11-mile rugged trail through Havasu Canyon in Arizona leads to an oasis in the middle of the scorching dessert. What one should expect at the road’s end, says Steve Sennott, is the spectacular view of the white Havasu Falls gushing down into the crystal-blue pond 100 feet below. The pond’s water cascades down layers of rocks, and the canyon walls shine in copper red as the sun goes down.

Sennott could easily recite such details from his trip five years ago because he captured them all in his photographs. From the Wave, the swirling layers of sandy rocks in Coyote Butts in Paria Canyon in Arizona, to the cobalt blue Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone National Park, Sennott has captured the natural wonders the country has to offer through his camera lenses over the years.

The photographs are a testament to Sennott being alive. And, he wants to keep visiting places and share the images with those who helped him receive a kidney transplant.

“Some people may say ‘tomorrow,’ but tomorrow may not happen,” Sennott said of traveling to places he’s never been. “So do it today.”

Sennott, a Pepperell resident of 18 years, is exhibiting about 60 colorful photographs he has taken while traveling to America’s West, Canada and Ireland at the Lawrence Library now through Aug. 13. He made all of the trips over the past five years along with his wife, Jackie, who donated her kidney to him in November 2004 to save him from a genetic disorder, polycystic kidneys, which causes swelling of the organ.”  Read more.

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