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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Timed Hiking Trails – Technology for Competi...

Timed Hiking Trails – Technology for Competitive Hikers
Technology for Competitive Hikers Whistler Blackcomb in Whistler BC, Canada began using RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Device) technology last  winter.  Skiers  buy a pass that includes an...

Living in Cuyahoga National Park

Living in Cuyahoga National Park
Countryside Initiative Program The National Park Service has created a Countryside Initiative program in partnership with Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy.  The program is designed to...

Diversity in Outdoor Recreation

Diversity in Outdoor Recreation
We have mentioned the work of Latino Outdoors to “connect cultura with the outdoors.” Current African American culture also discourages the outdoor connection.  Outdoor Journalist James Wells...

Federal Recreational Lands Passes

Federal Recreational Lands Passes
Save Money at Federal Lands With fees rising at most of the National Parks and more people traveling this summer due to lower gasoline prices, it’s time to get your Federal Recreational Lands...

Around the World

Around the World
Around the World with Teens Ever wonder what it would be like to drop everything and take your family on an around the  world trip while living from backpacks for more than a year?  Mike and Catrell...

The Mitchell Monument

The Mitchell Monument
Students and Teacher Killed in Japanese Attack Seventy years ago, May 5, 1945,  six U.S. civilians were killed in Oregon by a Japanese attack.  They were the only mainland victims of enemy action...

Historical Topographic Maps

Historical Topographic Maps
Topographic Maps Explorers need maps.  The U.S. Geological Survey has been creating and updating these maps since its inception in 1879.  If you need a current map for your explorations,  you can...

Outdoor Recreation and Drones

Outdoor Recreation and Drones
Flying drones is outdoor recreation.  Yet this activity often intersects with other outdoor recreation pursuits.  So much so that the National Park Service has banned drones in the National Parks...

Grande Tour Scenic Bikeway

Grande Tour Scenic Bikeway
The State of Oregon has developed another national first in the form of series of scenic bikeways (12 to date) that will entice you to get off the main highway and explore great vistas around the...

Be a Campground Host

Be a Campground Host
According to the U.S. Forest Service: “A campground host is a volunteer who agrees to spend part or all of the year in a National Forest campground. A host helps other campers by answering...

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