Sky Lakes

1. Sky Lakes

High in the Oregon Cascade Mountains, south of Crater Lake National Park is Sky Lakes Wilderness. There are many beautiful high mountain lakes in the Wilderness, thus the name. Here are panoramic photos of four of them: Blue Lake Island...
The Outdoor Recreation Economy

2. The Outdoor Recreation Ec...

Outdoor recreation is an important contributor to the U.S. economy. In this article, you will learn the size of that contribution.

Where to Hike?

3. Where to Hike?

Looking for a great place to hike, but don’t have a clue? Here are four ways to discover your new favorite trail.

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Delorme Atlas and Gazetteer

Delorme Atlas and Gazetteer
There is a Delorme Atlas and Gazetteer for every state in the U.S. and they cost around $20 each.  These are outstanding tools for developing plans for your adventures.  They include a series of...

Belgian Sets Pacific Crest Trail Record

Belgian Sets Pacific Crest Trail Record
According to a press release provided by Karel Sabbe, he has completed the entire Pacific Crest Trail  in 52 days, 8 hours and 25 minutes.  This beats the record set by Joe Mcconaughey in 2014 by...

Map Navigation 101: Bearings

Map Navigation 101: Bearings
A month or so ago we offered the first in this series of posts on Map Navigation.  That post addressed declination by providing some background information then presenting a video tutorial...

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...

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