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The Best Outdoor Things to Do in West Texas
Big Bend National Park is the biggest and best-known attraction in West Texas. Designated as an International Biosphere Reserve, Big Bend offers a variety of outdoor recreational activities in a primitive setting. Most popular among these is hiking. And,
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What to Wear on a Hike
Fresh air, a sense of accomplishment, and hours spent in a beautiful place—those are some of the best parts of hiking. The worst parts? Chafing, sweaty clothes, and sore feet. Fortunately, the worst parts are (mostly) avoidable if you follow a few basic guidelines about how to dress for a hike. Here’s your go-to cheat sheet.
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10 Essential Camping Accessories for Your Next Trip
Do you need a checklist to make sure you've packed all your camping gear? While you might decide to bring along a few extra things on your outdoor adventure, there are some items that are absolutely essential.
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Everything You Need to Pack for a Hiking Trip
This essential list of hiking gear still holds up and is frequently referenced by backpackers, travelers and other outdoors experts, including the American Hiking Society (AHS).
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The Best Hikes in New York State
There are more than 1,200 miles of multi-use trails in New York State just waiting to be hiked along, including the recently opened 400-mile Empire State Trail that traverses the entire state. The state has hiking trails for every ability and accessibility, ranging from steep mountain treks to flat trails through forests and wetlands. From the Adirondacks to the Catskills to the Finger Lakes to Long Island, here are the best hiking trails across New York State.
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Everglades National Park: The Complete Guide
Everglades National Park, the third-largest national park in the U.S., is a vast, diverse and fascinating wilderness area that takes up most of the bottom tip of the Florida peninsula. Whether you do a deep dive into the park or just visit for a few hours, the "untamed" nature of the Everglades is immediately obvious—this is definitely a place where wildlife and an often inhospitable environment are to be respected and given deference.
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The Complete Guide to Hiking Boots
While a boot isn’t the only type of hiking footwear, it’s a classic for a reason. A good pair of boots will allow you to travel to all sorts of trails for years of happy feet and happy exploring. Here's everything you need to know about picking the perfect pair.
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How to Avoid Summer Crowds at National Parks
Overcrowding is a big issue at some of the most popular national parks and large loud crowds and bumper-to-bumper traffic can really kill the mood when you're trying to enjoy the peace of the outdoors. For those who have no choice but to travel during peak season and are determined to see some of the most popular national parks, there are a few ways you can try to avoid the worst of the high season.
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9 Products Outdoor Experts Don't Leave Home Without
If you're new to outdoor adventure, the sheer amount of "stuff" it takes to pull off a hiking, camping, fishing, or skiing trip can seem, well, overwhelming. And believe us—after one long backpacking trip with a full pack, you'll be looking to shed weight any which way you can. But what's actually useful and what can stay at home?To find out, we got recommendations from more than 30 outdoor experts, ranging from search-and-rescue crews to fishing experts to experienced long-distance hikers.
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The Most Dog-Friendly National Parks in the U.S.
While regulations vary from park to park, many of the country's best national parks offer pet-friendly trails, camping and overnight accommodations, beachfront access, and other adventures for you to enjoy with your furry companions. Otherwise, enjoy these ten, dog-friendly national parks that stretch from the rocky beaches of Maine to the snow-capped forests of Washington.
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The Best State Park in Every U.S. State
When we think of America’s most stunning landscapes, our national parks pop into our minds first. But for a closer-to-home travel alternative, consider state parks, many of which are less populated and more accessible. America’s state parks protect large swaths of land, safeguarding the wildlife and natural habitats that exist there, making adventuring in our own backyards possible for everyone.
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The Best New Hiking Trails Around the World
Despite their recent arrival on the world's hiking stage, many of these new routes are quickly earning themselves a reputation among travelers for being among the best treks on the planet.
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The 15 Best Destinations in the U.S. to Explore by Bike
Pedaling your way around a new place is a truly enchanting way to immerse yourself in a location. But some places are even more well suited and accommodating to cyclists than others. With that in mind, these are our picks for the very best destinations in the U.S. to explore by bike.
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The Best Outdoor Activity in Every U.S. State
The U.S. is hands down one of the best destinations on the planet. Where else will you find snowcapped peaks, panoramic deserts, wide open plains, dense old growth forests, and thousands of miles of coastline? The landscapes in America are so good that it is possible to find a grand adventure just about anywhere you go. Don't believe us? Take a look at our list of the best outdoor activities in each of the 50 states to get a better sense of what awaits you in every corner of the country.
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15 Outdoor Skills to Master This Year, With Tips From Experts
Hiking beautiful trails, heading to the mountains, or getting out on the water without a bit of preparation can be a recipe for disaster. We rounded up the best travel tips to make your time in nature more enjoyable as you venture off the pavement this summer and fall.