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A Fresh Spin on Packing Light

A Fresh Spin on Packing Light

Wendy Redal October 7, 2011 0

Think you've got packing light mastered? There may be some helpful hints you haven't thought of, especially if you're planning a serious adventure with a backpack. Read on

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Beyond Sustainable

Beyond Sustainable

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 27, 2011 4

As someone committed to going on nature adventures, you most likely try to make the least negative impact on the world that you possibly can when you travel. You choose carbon-neutral companies, try to

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Best Way to Protect Our Public Lands? Enjoy Them!

Best Way to Protect Our Public Lands? Enjoy Them!

Wendy Redal September 20, 2011 0

When our shared natural treasures--our public lands--are under threat, the best political action may be encouraging your fellow citizens to spend more time there. Best of all, it will hardly costs a thing!

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Test Your Nature Knowledge: Take Our High-Country Vocabulary Quiz!

Test Your Nature Knowledge: Take Our High-Country Vocabulary Quiz!

Wendy Redal September 6, 2011 0

Think you know the natural features of a mountain environment? See how you do on our 10-question quiz on terms you'd associate with a high-altitude or high-latitude setting

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The Extinction of Handwriting and the Wobbly Travel Journal

The Extinction of Handwriting and the Wobbly Travel Journal

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 30, 2011 30

In just a few short decades, something that was a big part of our culture will probably go extinct: the ability to write and read cursive. Indiana is just one of the most recent

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The Allure of a Ridge – A Metaphor for Life

The Allure of a Ridge – A Metaphor for Life

Wendy Redal August 16, 2011 0

Does the sight of a summit or the rise of a ridgeline entice you to push yourself harder? Is the reward at the end always worth the challenge or the uncertainty en route?

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One Cougar’s Epic Hike

One Cougar’s Epic Hike

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 16, 2011 7

On June 11, 2011, a mountain lion was killed on the busy Wilbur Cross Parkway in Milford, Connecticut. He was hit by a car. I don’t live in Connecticut—Wisconsin is my home—nor have I

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Adventure Coming, I Can Feel It in My Bones

Adventure Coming, I Can Feel It in My Bones

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 2, 2011 4

You’ve probably heard about people who “see” the color blue when they hear a certain note played on a piano, for instance, or experience a sweet “taste” in their mouths when they touch a

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