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Trash Reminder

Trash Reminder

Glacier National Park recently released a reminder to those that have decided its OK to drop trash around our National Parks.

Sauntering

Sauntering

There is a fourth lesson of the trail. It is one which John Muir taught me .  There are always some people in the mountains who are known as “hikers.” They rush over the trail at high speed and take great delight in being the first to reach camp and in covering the greatest number […]

6 Great Gifts for Adventurers

6 Great Gifts for Adventurers

There are so many things that an adventurer might need and so many adventures that require different equipment, it’s very difficult to make shopping suggestions that can apply broadly.  Nonetheless,  I’m going to suggest a few things that I have found useful regardless of my adventure.  Most of them have everyday uses beyond outdoor recreation, so […]

Edward Abbey

Edward Abbey

In the 1950’s and 60’s Edward Abbey worked as a seasonal ranger in Arches National Monument, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Florida Everglades, and Lassen Volcanic National Park.  He was an author and staunch advocate for the environment.  In 1968 he published his first non-fiction book, Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness, based upon his […]

Underwater Exploration at Yellowstone National Park

Underwater Exploration at Yellowstone National Park

Beyond snorkeling and SCUBA diving, most of us have limited ability to explore underwater.  Even given these skills, we are still limited by depth and the amount of time that we can stay under water at one time.  A select few have access to submersible vehicles and can extend this a bit more, but serious […]

How Premium Outdoor Recreation Increases Employment

How Premium Outdoor Recreation Increases Employment

As you know, our mission to improve your health by encouraging you to explore the outdoors, but the benefits of getting outdoors don’t end there.  The way your community supplies local outdoor recreation opportunities can lead to a marked improvement in your community’s employment situation.  The key here is knowledge workers. What is a Knowledge Worker? Back in […]

Save the Park – Volunteering in the National Parks

Save the Park – Volunteering in the National Parks

Games for Change has developed a game for your iPhone or iPad that is designed to get you and your friends to  volunteer in national parks. “Save the Park” is available for free via the app store.  It was created through a $250,000 grant from American Express.  If nothing else,  you should download the app and try it out […]

In the Words of Teddy Roosevelt

In the Words of Teddy Roosevelt

O.A.R.S. recently released a video that they call 100 Years, A National Park Love Letter.  It puts the words of Theodore Roosevelt over video of some of the greatest natural places in the U.S. Roosevelt Said   The Video Teddy Roosevelt Theodore “TR” Roosevelt (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was an American statesman, author, explorer, […]

Reconnecting our Youth to Outdoor Recreation, Who’s In?

Reconnecting our Youth to Outdoor Recreation, Who’s In?

  Beyond your own family, your own town or state, there are Nationwide initiatives afoot to help reconnect youth to the outdoors. Efforts that are critical to ensuring healthy, active communities and a future for outdoor conservation. Among these leaders is The Outdoor Foundation®, an organization dedicated to increasing interest and participation in outdoor activities. […]

Honing Your Senses for Outdoor Discovery

Honing Your Senses for Outdoor Discovery

When exploring, our primal senses kick in to alert us to anything that moves.  It could be food or danger, but either way we need to know about it so we can choose fight or flight.  Beyond that it’s pretty easy to focus on some pursuit whether it be tracking an animal through the woods […]

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