backpacking basics

If you’re looking for more adventure than just the local trails around your home and want to venture on more than just a short hike, you should look into what backpacking has to offer. Moving from the short trails to the longer treks is a challenge but also allows you to see so much more…

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hiking boots

If you’ve just started to discover a love for hiking, you should know that the shoes you put on your feet are very important. Choosing the right fit and style of hiking boots for you is a sort of matchmaking experience. As you look for your dream boots, they need to be in sync with…

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hiking trails near me

Most of us sit at a desk in front of a computer screen for most of our days, and there comes a time when we all need to unplug and get our heart racing. Whether it’s near your home or close by on a weekend getaway, taking a hike on a local trail can be…

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mesa verde national park

When you think of Colorado, the first thing that probably comes to mind are the mountains and skiing. Colorado does have plenty of those two things, and they are fun. But if you can get past the beautiful peaks, you will find that there is so much more out there! Ranger Mac is here to…

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national park

…..and Nature in General By venturing out into nature, whether on a local hiking trail or exploring a national park, you are visiting the home of thousands of plants and animals. These areas were around for years before we were, and there are steps we can take and some basic rules in place to make sure that nature and…

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go outdoors

Summer is here. Can you feel it? The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming. Fun activities are coming up, like barbecuing with friends and swimming with the kids. Other than having a good time and making great memories, did you know that there are many health benefits from getting out of the house and going…

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hiking basics

Hiking is not only great physical exercise, but it’s also great for reducing stress and improving your mental health! If you’ve spent time in the great outdoors, you know the feelings of wonder and beauty it inspires. However, if you’re just getting into the idea of hiking, the preparation might feel overwhelming. But by familiarizing yourself…

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