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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Northern Forest Canoe Trail

Northern Forest Canoe Trail
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail covers 740 miles of rivers, streams, lakes and portages (53 miles) across New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Quebec.  For the most part it follows routes...

The Proper Dose of Nature

The Proper Dose of Nature
There has been a lot of research on the importance of getting outdoors in a natural setting.  That research and the general feelings people have had on the subject for centuries has led to the...

OIA Position on Public Lands

OIA Position on Public Lands
In response to statements in the Republican Party Platform,  the Outdoor Industry Association (representing the companies that make your outdoor gear) wrote a letter to Reince Priebus, Chairman of...

Recreation in Politics – Hillary Clinton

Recreation in Politics – Hillary Clinton
This is the second article of two that address what I can discover about positions of the major party candidates that relate to outdoor recreation.  In this article, I’ll discuss  Hillary...

Recreation in Politics – Donald Trump

Recreation in Politics – Donald Trump
This is the first article in a series of two that will address what I can discover about positions of the major party candidates that relate to outdoor recreation. First,  let’s see what...

Driving the Economy with Outdoor Recreation

Driving the Economy with Outdoor Recreation
The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) has been highlighting the importance of outdoor recreation in state and national economies.  The OIA reports that outdoor recreation in the United States...

Map Navigation 101: Declination

Map Navigation 101: Declination
Map reading is a critical skill for adventurers.  It may seem like your Geographical Positioning System unit is a wonderful thing – and it is – until it dies without warning.  When that happens, you...

Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go
Pokémon Go is a new and free smart phone app (iOS and Android) that seems to be getting a lot of interest.   First I’ll explain a bit about what the app does, then I’ll get into why I am...

Sturdy Foldable Canoe

Sturdy Foldable Canoe
  If you want to go canoeing, but you live in the city and don’t have a vehicle,  your only choices were to get to the water and rent a canoe or just not go canoeing.  Now, Belgian...

Defying Death at Crater Lake National Park

Defying Death at Crater Lake National Park
I’ve highlighted some of the crazy things idiotic tourists do in my past writings.  Like loading a baby bison into the back of a car, backing up to a bison to take a selfie, painting strange...

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