Guide To The Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Trails In Virginia Ii

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Continued from part one MP 47.5 Indian Gap Trail is a brief, moderately challenging hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway that leads to the wondrous formation known as Indian Rocks. The .3 mile trail offers a beautiful display of Virginia rhododendron in season. MP 55.2 White Oak Flats is an easy trail great for a […]


3 Safety Tips For Hikers

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Hiking is generally not a dangerous activity if you prepare properly. There are times, however, that you’ll be a long way from “civilization” and you could get injured or have something else happen. In order to hike safely, the following safety tips should always be considered. 1. Don’t Hike Alone This is probably not critical […]


Grand Canyon Hiking

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To truly experience the grandeur of the Grand Canyon, hiking from the rim to the river can be a rewarding and life-changing adventure. The hike from the canyon rim to the floor of the valley and back up again can be tackled by most relatively fit people – even the novice hiker. Make no mistake, […]


The Best Backpacking Trips In America

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Backpacking is a great way to enjoy nature up close and is a very affordable way to see unique places that can’t be reached in a car. There are thousands of different trails and locations for backpacking trips of various difficulty all across the world and several of the best backpacking trips are in the […]


Guide To The Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Trails In Virginia Iii

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Continued from part 2 MP 91.0 A moderate 1.9 mile portion of the Appalachian Trail, leading from the VA 695 to Sharp Top Mountain overlook. MP 92.5 The Sharp Top Mountain to Harvey’s Knob section of the Appalachian Trail is a 2.9 mile moderate hike along the Blue Ridge Parkway. MP 95.4 Harvey’s Knob overlook […]


What To Write About

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515 words This is a perennial question among writers and wannabe’s. Many of us dream of writing a book. Why not. What greater story cans one write about than one’s own. Each day brings a new beginning, a new page in the book of life. What can you write about? Someone said everyone has a […]


Go For A Hike It Is Good For You

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Hiking is a popular, inexpensive way to get out and take a break from daily life. The really good news is it is excellent for both your body and brain. Go For A Hike – It Is Good For You! Saying that there are benefits associated with hiking may sound a bit obvious. Getting out […]


San Diego Beach Hikes Cardiff To Carlsbad

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San Diego offers a bevy of interesting hikes. With the average home price being around $500,000, they better be interesting! To unwind, I typically stop on my way home from work to hike from Cardiff to Carlsbad on the beach. For picturesque sunsets and “tasty waves”, the beach between Cardiff to Carlsbad can’t be beat. […]


Being The Mountain

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As I hiked up the path to the Peaceful Valley Chapel, I relished the quiet of my early morning solitude. After many years as a participant and assistant instructor at Thomas Crum’s Journey To Center Program, this beautiful and energizing ten-minute hike had become a personal ritual. Each morning of each Journey to Center week, […]


Hiking Safety

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Having made my share of mistakes in the wilderness over the years, I have compiled a list of gotcha’s that can be applied to any outdoor adventure. I urge you to print this out and store with your outdoor gear. Hiking can be a most rewarding distraction from the daily grind, but safety should NEVER […]


Take A Hiking Vacation

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If you are in the mood for a hiking vacation then you will probably want to consider the many trails in either the Great Smoky Mountain National Park in Tennessee or Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. Of course there are many other parks and trails throughout the United States but these two destinations offer […]


Moonlight Hiking

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I started moonlight hiking when I was a teenager prowling the streets and fields of Michigan. I later found that if I timed my backpacking trips to coincide with a full moon, I could hike every night. The two primary motivations for doing this are the adventure and mystery of night hiking, as well as […]


San Diego Beach Hikes Cardiff To Carlsbad

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San Diego offers a bevy of interesting hikes. With the average home price being around $500,000, they better be interesting! To unwind, I typically stop on my way home from work to hike from Cardiff to Carlsbad on the beach. For picturesque sunsets and “tasty waves”, the beach between Cardiff to Carlsbad can’t be beat. […]


Proper Gear For Hiking With Your Dog

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Taking your dog on a hike with you can be an enjoyable experience, provided you have the right hiking gear to accommodate the both of you. Taking your best friend along shouldn’t bog you down with extra gear but you will need to consider where you are going and how long you plan to hike […]


Keystone Ski Resort Outback

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The Outback at Keystone Ski Resort offers amazing views and so much more. The Outback Express is the only lift which services this beautiful region which includes the north bowl and some of the best tree runs in Colorado. Conquest and the victory chutes are on the north facing slope of the mountain. This means […]


Breaking In Your Hiking Boots In San Diego

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Having grown up in San Diego, I am amazed at how packed and hectic it has become. Hiking for few hours gives you a chance to enjoy the area without the rat race element. Breaking In Your Hiking Boots In San Diego It is Friday afternoon and you are sitting in rush hour traffic on […]


Peaks Of Patagonia Chilean Vineyards

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Dramatic landscapes provided us a continual Kodak moment throughout. It is late spring in the region and the weather was cooperative with a lot of sunshine. This however is a land where the unexpected is the norm, so we came prepared for occasional wind and rain. After a rest at the lovely Hotel Neruda and […]