The first time you ever do it, people will think you’re crazy. You might even be telling yourself you are as you’re getting up at 2 in the morning just to hike. As you drive to the trailhead, coffee in hand, singing along to the radio to stay awake, you will tell yourself that you’re

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If you live with even one foot in the mainstream world, you probably have one or more of these to keep you busy: a job, kids, a significant other, friendships to maintain, aging parents to care for, adorable yet needy pets, house projects, bills to pay, fill in your own never ending tasks here: __________.

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I frequently wonder why I enjoy the solace and therapeutic value of a walk in the woods.  A few weeks ago,  a friend and I took her children out for a short walk up Artists Bluff in Franconia.  Mid-hike, her oldest, Julia, turned around, looked at us, and asked,  “You guys actually enjoy doing this??”

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Are you looking for information on the importance of outdoor play or an inspiring book on hiking you can read to or with your kids? Here’s a large collection of both! You’ll find works written with years of supporting research, stories of incredible families, and children’s literature that include picture book and interactive resources for

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There’s no doubt that hiking is physically challenging. Between the steep ups and down, loose talus, slick roots, chilling water crossings, altitude issue, and a constant battle with the weather, there’s something to push you physically at just about every turn. For most people, the physical challenges don’t keep people off the trail. Hiking is

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Yesterday we heard from Christina who was just beginning her 4000 footer journey alongside her boyfriend, TJ. In many ways they prepared for this new challenge, they did run into a number of issues. They often found themselves unprepared to deal with a variety of factors including Spring snow, howling winds, and swarms of black

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Have you ever thought of hiking a long distance trail, spending your first night backpacking, solo hiking, or achieving another hiking focused goal? A while back a woman named Christina contacted me after seeing some of my hiking photos on Instagram. She had been interested in completing the NH 4000 Footer list. This list consists

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A while back I shared some of my favorite hiking songs for the trail, inside your shelter, or to accompany a trail video or photo slideshow. Here are 10 more songs that are great to groove to!   Ratatat- Cream on Chrome The XX- Intro Blitzen Trapper- Black River Killer Alt J- Left Hand Free

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Gripping a root on the edge of a mountain was not something I imagined doing when I read the trail description in Appalachian Mountain Club’s White Mountain Guide. I pull myself up the steep grade as rocks tumble down below me. Upper body strength is something I lack. I sit on the ledge I just

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Like most outdoor enthusiasts, when I’m not hiking I’m thinking about it! I’m always planning the next big adventure. There have been dozens of documentaries, both short and long, that I feel need to be showcased. In no particular order, here are some of my favorites. Mile, Mile and a Half Currently on Netflix, Mile,

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