Video: “Backpacking Grand Canyon National Park, Part 2: Your Trip”

Hiking in the Grand Canyon is so demanding that even people in excellent condition often emerge sore and fatigued. Yet small children, senior citizens, and people with physical disabilities have successfully hiked the canyon. This video shows what it takes to have a successful hike. A hike into the Grand Canyon will test your physical …

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Video: “Backpacking Grand Canyon National Park, Part 1: Planning”

A Grand Canyon hike can be one of the most challenging and memorable experiences of a lifetime. But no hike in the canyon is easy: the terrain is steep, dry and rugged. This video is designed to help you plan for and enjoy your hike into the canyon’s harsh, yet fragile, environment. Part 1 of …

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Doing #2 Outdoors

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Over on Examiner.com Jay Werth shares his tips for pooping outdoors – a must read for anyone planning on a “primitive” camping trip this summer. To be honest I’ve camped in very few places that didn’t at least have a vault-style toilet with the exception of backpacking along the Appalachian Trail. Even then, many shelters …

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National Parks Announce 3 Free Weekends This Summer!

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As if US National Parks weren’t already one of the best outdoor recreation values around, this summer the Department of the Interior is waiving entry fees at 147 parks one weekend each month. The idea is to boost local tourism and economies near the National Parks which are already preparing for a busy season as …

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