Trash Reminder

1. Trash Reminder

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

Ibis on the Farm

2. Ibis on the Farm

One of the interesting things about living on a farm is that farm operations can briefly change environmental conditions. Wildlife reacts immediately to these changes. When we cut our grass hay, the ground is suddenly available and...
Nobles Emigrant Trail

3. Nobles Emigrant Trail

In 1851, William Nobles founded a new route to California through lands of the Northern Paiute Tribe. The new trail left the Applegate Trail at Black Rock Springs in Nevada, crossed the Black Rock Playa, passed near what is now...
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Reconnecting our Youth to Outdoor Recreation, Who&...

Reconnecting our Youth to Outdoor Recreation, Who’s In?
  This post by Becky Schwanke first appeared on the Tuff Kids Outdoors Blog on January 21st, 2016.  It is reposted here with the author’s permission. Beyond your own family, your own town...

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...

Lessons Learned from Death by Grizzly Bear

Lessons Learned from Death by Grizzly Bear
Lance Crosby, 63, from Billings, Montana, was killed by a grizzly bear on Elephant Back Mountain in Yellowstone National Park on August 6, 2015. Crosby was a seasonal employee at the Lake Medical...

The Irish Green Prescription for Mental Health

The Irish Green Prescription for Mental Health
I’ve talked about the importance of the outdoors and general communing with nature in maintaining health in previous posts.  The people in Ireland are taking the notion even further. The Green...

Heinz Stücke: The Man on the Bicycle

Heinz Stücke: The Man on the Bicycle
Those of us that enjoy bicycling typically have a regimen that involves a loop ride outside our door or a mountain adventure for an afternoon or a day.   Some of us even get into cross country...

iNaturalist for Citizen Scientists

iNaturalist for Citizen Scientists
In the spring of 2014, the California Academy of Sciences (CAS) acquired a crowdsourcing network called iNaturalist.  iNaturalist.org is a social network and mobile application for sharing...

Skijoring – Get Your Dog on the Trail

Skijoring – Get Your Dog on the Trail
Skijoring is simply cross country skiing with a motive force to help move you along.  The word comes from the Norwegian skikjøring meaning ski driving.  You are basically on skis driving along with...

Four Steps to Healthier Running

Four Steps to Healthier Running
Frankly I’d rather hike 5 miles with a 50 pound backpack that jog one mile.  It’s not just that I find running rather boring, but it’s also that I easily get hurt.  Many of you...

Love Song to the Earth and Louie Schwartzberg

Love Song to the Earth and Louie Schwartzberg
Love Song to the Earth is a song and video that was presented to the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in December of 2015.  Representatives from 190 countries were there to see the premiere....

Thoughts on Outdoor Recreation

Thoughts on Outdoor Recreation
Sometimes quotations from famous people have a great impact upon us.  There are a few reasons: the fame or intelligence of the author suggests that their quote is particularly important or credible...

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