Happy Rainy New Year

Happy Rainy New Year

  • December 30, 2015

In this very wet ending to 2015, we went in search of the silver lining in all the rain we've had: rushing, gushing waterfalls. Our hike took us to Snowbird Creek in Graham County, NC,  where we chose a shorter version of…

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How To Cross A Creek

How to Cross a Creek

  • December 15, 2015

There's more than one way to cross a creek. We're talking about  a "wet crossing" here—one without a bridge, a log, or stepping stones to rock-hop over. Regardless of the stream depth, it always means getting your feet immersed in the…

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The View From A Pluton: Vermont’s Mount Ascutney

The View from a Pluton: Vermont’s Mount Ascutney

  • November 30, 2015

At about 3,130 feet, Mount Ascutney is not the highest mountain in Vermont or even in Windsor County, but it does stand out as a prominent landmark,  a solitary pluton sitting outside the Appalachian chain—a monadnock, in fact. What's a monadnock? What's a pluton?…

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The Southeast’s Newest Mountain Biking Guidebook

The Southeast’s Newest Mountain Biking Guidebook

  • November 11, 2015

  Nearly 25 years after the publication of his first mountain bike trail guidebooks, Jim Parham is replacing them—with the most comprehensive and current off-road cycling guides yet for the Southeast. Here's a quick preview of his latest project, due…

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A Motorcyclist’s Code Of The Road

A Motorcyclist’s Code of the Road

  • October 6, 2015

Autumn is upon us, and it  can be the absolutely best season for motorcycle touring: cool weather, clear skies, breathtaking fall foliage. With that in mind, we're sharing some tips from Hawk Hagebak, author of our Motorcycle Adventures guidebook series, taken from his…

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A Walk In The Woods: Making It Your Own

A Walk In the Woods: Making It Your Own

  • September 21, 2015

The Bill Bryson book is a best-seller, and the Robert Redford film is out. Want to have your own walk in the woods? Several Milestone Press guidebooks include hikes along the Appalachian Trail; they're a great source for the best day hikes…

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Hiking With Grandchildren In Western North Carolina

Hiking with Grandchildren in Western North Carolina

  • September 11, 2015

by Danny Bernstein What does it take to get grandchildren on the trail? Where's the best place to go and what's the best way to approach a hike with children of different ages? The Carl Sandburg Home (www.nps.gov/carl) National Historic Site…

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Passing The Torch Of Outdoor Leadership

Passing the Torch of Outdoor Leadership

  • July 19, 2015

Jim Parham is out of the office at the moment—working, as he does each July, with summer camp counselors and their young campers. Here are a few of his reflections on sharing adventures with the next generation. Right now I am sitting…

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