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.
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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.
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
5 fun backyard games for Memorial Day
Break out the fun this holiday weekend with these family friendly backyard games.
The Tentsile takes camping to a whole new (vertical) level
Get up into the air on your next camping trip with the tent that blends a healthy dose of hammock and tree house into its DNA.
Hike the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail in 6 minutes
The Pacific Crest is a strenuous but gorgeous trail spanning the U.S. that only a few avid hikers are up for taking on. But if you want to see it for yourself, Tyler Fox has created a video that brings you along for the adventure.
For inner-city kids, community garden offers a chance to connect with nature
Gardening is a foreign experience to most of the students who live in Curtis Bay, Md. In fact, these Baltimore-area kids so rarely get to leave their own small urban community that many of them aren’t used to being in nature. Nature Works Everywhere is an educational program developed by The Nature Conservancy that gives the kids a chance to learn about the environment by building and working in a local garden.