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A Walk In the Woods: Making It Your Own

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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Passing the Torch of Outdoor Leadership

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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Backpacking for Foodies: Freezer Bag Cooking

  Finding trail food that packs up light and is inexpensive, tasty, easy to prepare, and simple to clean up has always been a challenge for backpackers. Jim Parham found a solution he’s been using for years. It’s been decades…

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Stalking the Wild, Elusive Oconee Bells

  Oconee Bells are blooming now. This elusive early spring wildflower is found only in a few locations in Upstate South Carolina and just over the border in North Carolina—mostly in the Jocassee Gorges region. If you want to see them,…

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Riding Tsali in the Snow

What can you do when a snow storm dumps more than five inches on a Tuesday in late February in the mountains of western North Carolina? Schools are closed. Roads are treacherous—if you're lucky, the power is on. Should you…

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Waterfalls in Winter

I’ve always believed that if you’re going on a hike, it’s a lot more fun and a lot more interesting if you have an exciting destination in mind. This could be a good view off the top of a rocky…

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