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Outdoor News September 8, 2017

Outdoor News September 8, 2017

National Park Fires • Michigan Outdoor Recreation Plan • The Trans Canada Trail • Grants for Rhode Island Recreation • Minnesota Bike Trail Maps • Special Savings for Our Readers • Video of the Week: Kakadu National Park

Outdoor News September 1, 2017

Outdoor News September 1, 2017

Glacier Park Lodge Closes Early • Snowmobiles in Yellowstone •Fire Advances on Crater Lake •Get a BS in Recreation •Special Savings for Our Readers •Video of the Week: Skiing Yellowstone

Outdoor News August 25, 2017

Outdoor News August 25, 2017

Last Week’s News • Solar Eclipse • Park Service Drops Water Bottle Ban • Free Guidebooks • Free National Park Admission TODAY! • Tooke Takes Over Forest Service • Ohio to Expand Recreation • Special Savings for Our Readers • Video of the Week: Agate Fossil Beds

Outdoor News August 11, 2017

Outdoor News August 11, 2017

Fires at Crater Lake National Park • Smokey Bear’s Birthday • Zinke Wants to Accept Donated Land • Ruffwear Supports Conservation Alliance • Businesses Want Monuments • Special Savings for Our Readers • Video of the Week: Upper Missouri River Breaks

Outdoor News August 4, 2017

Outdoor News August 4, 2017

Bucket List Challenge • National Park Fire Situation • World’s Best Safari Outfitter• Acadia Trails Now Open • Trips for Kids Going National • Special Savings for Our Readers &bul; Video of the Week: The Walls of Jerico

Outdoor News July 28, 2017

Outdoor News July 28, 2017

Recreation Not Red-Tape Act • Washington Gets Grants • New North Carolina Parks • Goats at Olympic National Park • A Little Funding for National Parks • Special Savings for Our Readers • Video of the Week: Olympic National Park

Outdoor News July 21, 2017

Outdoor News July 21, 2017

Interior Supports Outdoor Recreation • Low Income Families Avoid Rec Fees • The Economics of Outdoor Recreation • National Parks in Namibia • March for Public Lands • Special Savings for Our Readers • Video of the Week: Etosha National Park

Outdoor News July 14, 2017

Outdoor News July 14, 2017

Playcore Acquires Superior • Garmin Announces New Sonar System •Greenspace in the • United Kingdom • Get Your Senior Pass NOW! • Every Kid Outdoors Act • Hallock State Park Preserve • Special Savings for Our Readers • Video of the Week: Glacier Bay National Park

Outdoor News – July 7, 2017

Outdoor News – July 7, 2017

Nature Conservancy on Advisory Group. July 4 Google Doodle. NY Hiking Challenge. July is Park and Recreation Month. Apple Supports National Parks. Recreation = Jobs. Special Savings for Our Readers. Video: Ivvavik National Park

Eureka Sunriver 2 – Tent Review

Eureka Sunriver 2 – Tent Review

I recently bought a Eureka Sunriver 2 backcountry tent.  I’ve been using an old REI Trail Dome tent for many years.  It still works just fine, but I started backpacking.  I have been using the Trail Dome, but it weighs around seven pounds and that’s a bit heavy for a two-person backpacking tent. I checked […]

Winter at Crater Lake

Winter at Crater Lake

  Winter at Crater Lake National Park is a quiet time.    It begins with the first large snowfall in October or early November and continues into May or June.  Tourists are few and generally spend a few minutes enjoying the lake, visitor center and  gift shop before moving on.  Craig Ackerman, Park Superintendent,   told us […]

Book Review – The Nature Fix

Book Review – The Nature Fix

There are many ways that nature benefits us.  These benefits go to the basis for the existence of EXPLORE! as explained on our Welcome page. We have written about some of these benefits in blog posts including: The Irish Green Prescription for Mental Health Healthy Parks Healthy People Trees and Health The Proper Dose of Nature […]

Winter on the Pacific Crest Trail

Winter on the Pacific Crest Trail

Enjoying the Pacific Crest Trail in the winter is not necessarily a 2,659 mile adventure. There are a lot of shorter trips you can take. Here’s one. . .

Van Meter Flat

Van Meter Flat

Van Meter Flat is an area of BLM managed land west of Poe Valley, Oregon and east of Stukel Mountain. It offers a nice walk and outstanding views.

Mountain Lakes Wilderness – Oregon Cascades

Mountain Lakes Wilderness – Oregon Cascades

The Mountain Lakes Wilderness was designated a Primitive Area by the U.S. Forest Service in 1930.  It is  just northwest of Klamath Falls, Oregon, on the Winema National Forest.  In 1940 the area was expanded and designated a Wild Area. It has a square shape because its boundaries follow a single township in the U.S. […]

Climbing Yamsay Mountain

Climbing Yamsay Mountain

Yamsay Mountain is located in what is sometimes called the Eastern Cascade Mountain Range.  Technically it’s the first range in the basin and range province in Oregon and California.  The Medicine Lake Highlands, to the south, and Newberry Crater to the north, are other volcanoes in the range. The Formation of Yamsay Mountain While geologists continue to […]

Ranger Springs at the Head of the Rogue River

Ranger Springs at the Head of the Rogue River

  Oregon’s Rogue River begins its 215 mile journey near the crest of the Oregon Cascade Mountains.  It passes the towns of Prospect, Eagle Point, Grants Pass and Agness before entering the Pacific Ocean at Gold Beach.  Near Prospect the river’s three upper branches split with each reaching high into the mountains.  In this article,  we’ll explore the […]

Seldom Creek Falls in the Southern Oregon Cascades

Seldom Creek Falls in the Southern Oregon Cascades

At almost 5,000 feet in elevation, Great Meadow, near Lake of the Woods, Oregon, normally collects a lot of snow through the winter. Centuries ago Great Meadow was underwater year-around as part of what is now Lake of the…

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