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Whitney Butte in the Lava Beds National Monument

Whitney Butte in the Lava Beds National Monument

There are two great trails to Whitney Butte in Lava Beds National Monument. Either makes a great day hike. Learn all about the butte and the trails and enjoy a short video offering expansive views of the area.

Outdoor News April 6, 2018

Outdoor News April 6, 2018

• National Park Cost Share Program • Girl Scouts Partner with North Face • Health for All • Outdoor Industry Fears Tariffs • Recreationists Care About Water Quality • Video of the Week: Hiking Zion Narrows •

Outdoor News March 30, 2018

Outdoor News March 30, 2018

• ATTA Offers Leadership Program • Ezra Smith Wildlife Conservation Area • Montana Weekend Road Trip • Minnesota Faces Maintenance Issues • Video of the Week: Jay Cooke State Park •

Morel Mushroom Hunting for Everyone

Morel Mushroom Hunting for Everyone

Gourmet Morel Mushrooms for Free . . . Our early ancestors survived by foraging for wild foods.  Many of us relive a deeply buried memory of that heritage when we experience the joy in successfully finding, and ultimately consuming, a gourmet wild edible.  Morel mushrooms are a premier delicacy in many parts of the world. The […]

Outfitting Your iPhone X for Adventure

Outfitting Your iPhone X for Adventure

We just replaced our iPhone 4 with an iPhone X.  It will be traveling with us everywhere, but it needed to be ready for adventure first.  To learn how we set ours up, you can . . .

Backpacking the Wild Rogue Wilderness

Backpacking the Wild Rogue Wilderness

The 36,000 acre Wild Rogue Wilderness is located partly on the Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest and partly on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management in southwestern Oregon, USA.  It’s on the north side of the Rogue River between the towns of Agness to the west and Galice to the east. The […]

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. . .

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