National Park Service Fee Free Day: August 25

Photo: carsuek Come celebrate the National Park Service’s 99th Birthday entrance fee free August 25th. The National Park Service is comprised of 401 National Parks across the country. You may be surprised that you are only a short road trip away for a quick weekday adventure. Start planning your trip visit today on tripleblaze.com or at the National …

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Opinion: Forget the Fiction: Live Your Own Adventure

“The average American household has more televisions (2.73) than people (2.55) and has it on over 8 hours a day.” (Minnesota Department of Health)   Hours per year the average American youth spends in school 900 hours Hours per year the average American youth watches television 1,200 *Table from StatisticBrain.com It’s undeniable: We live in …

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5 Ways to Stay Hydrated

Water. Our bodies are made largely of water and without it, life as we know it would not exist. When backpacking, snowshoeing, camping, caving, or doing whatever sparks your interest, ensuring that water is available and plentiful is one of the most vital preparations that you can make. While out in the backcountry, it can …

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The Revival of the Lunch Break Hike

According to this Popular Science article, in a survey of middle-aged Australian men (over 60,000 of them), “those who sat for over four hours a day were significantly more likely to have a chronic disease like high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.”  There were six others ways “sitting can kill you” listed in …

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10 Tips for Hiking the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail is one of the most interesting and historic hiking trails in the United States, and even the world over. Whether you’re planning a short day hike or an AT thru hike, here are some tips to keep in mind, especially if it’s your first time on the trail. 1. Safety First Do …

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Tips for Hiking Wet Trails

The Gulf Coast of Florida has seen a lot of rain this summer and with the rain comes humidity and mosquitoes. Hiking is not the most appealing thing to do under these conditions, however, there are times when a person just can’t spend one more day closed up in a box looking at the same four walls. …

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Hiking and Backpacking in Wet Weather

If our recent trip into the Weminuche Wilderness taught us anything, it’s that even the most prepared hikers can get into trouble when Mother Nature is involved. This is the time of year when many backpackers, both novice and experienced, head into the high country for trips to see mountains, wildlife, and vistas. Many of …

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Camping on a budget?

I came across a ridiculous article recently titled “How to Camp on a Budget” (link withheld as a courtesy 🙂 ) and it got me thinking: Isn’t camping already vacationing on a budget? I suppose there are ways to make camping even more inexpensive to the point of it being nearly free. Here are some …

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