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15

Oct

How much can a 2,000-mile hike on the Appalachian Trail change a man? Take a look.

09

Oct

9 epic long-distance trails

25

Sep

9 epic long-distance trails

01

Aug

If you think camping means subsisting on days-old gorp, flavorless noodles and whatever you can catch or forage, you’re in for a scrumptious surprise. With a little bit of preparation you can eat quick, easy gourmet meals on the trail — and be the envy of all your trailmates.

Bon Appéti!

22

Jul

Great inns open only to those with good hiking shoes

19

Jul

A beginner’s guide to orienteeringSome of the best places are found off the beaten path, so grab a compass and a map and learn how to navigate your way through the woods.

A beginner’s guide to orienteering
Some of the best places are found off the beaten path, so grab a compass and a map and learn how to navigate your way through the woods.

27

Jun

Want your photos featured on MNN.com?We’d love to see photos of your favorite outdoor activities — hiking, biking, kayaking, surfing, rock climbing, anything! They don’t have to be of you, but of the sport or activity you love.Add a couple of your very best photos, and you might just be featured as our next Photo of the Day! Join our Flickr group and learn more!

Want your photos featured on MNN.com?
We’d love to see photos of your favorite outdoor activities — hiking, biking, kayaking, surfing, rock climbing, anything! They don’t have to be of you, but of the sport or activity you love.

Add a couple of your very best photos, and you might just be featured as our next Photo of the Day!

Join our Flickr group and learn more!

24

Jun

How an expert hiker died of hypothermia in JunePopular hiking writer and outdoorswoman Karen Sykes succumbed to the cold last week, reminding us all of the counterintuitive dangers of summertime hiking.

How an expert hiker died of hypothermia in June
Popular hiking writer and outdoorswoman Karen Sykes succumbed to the cold last week, reminding us all of the counterintuitive dangers of summertime hiking.

11

Jun

Certain trails in the U.S. enjoy a high profile because of their overall length, remoteness, amazing scenery or historical significance. These classics of the American hiking scene draw much-deserved attention from both casual hikers and boot-and-beard-wearing hard-core trekkers. These headline-stealers might not have the same place in your heart as the local path, but they certainly are among the most attractive trekking routes that anyone can set foot on.Classic American hiking trails

Certain trails in the U.S. enjoy a high profile because of their overall length, remoteness, amazing scenery or historical significance. These classics of the American hiking scene draw much-deserved attention from both casual hikers and boot-and-beard-wearing hard-core trekkers. These headline-stealers might not have the same place in your heart as the local path, but they certainly are among the most attractive trekking routes that anyone can set foot on.
Classic American hiking trails

23

May

5 fun backyard games for Memorial DayBreak out the fun this holiday weekend with these family friendly backyard games.

5 fun backyard games for Memorial Day
Break out the fun this holiday weekend with these family friendly backyard games.