Find Your Way to “Hidden” Beauty

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One of my favorite things about human-powered outdoor activities is the chance to find “hidden” beauty so many people miss. There’s something special about witnessing beauty in our natural world that only those willing to make the effort have seen. …

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The Many Benefits of Nature

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Did you know that being in nature gives people a major boost in health and well-being? Especially emotional and mental health. I used to think getting outside was simply personal preference for a few of us who are wired that …

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Hidden Lake Trail: Glacier National Park

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The Hidden Lake Trail at Glacier’s Logan Pass is a short and relatively easy hike, and oh so scenic! Going-to-the-Sun Road may be the most popular spot in Glacier, for many good reasons. At the highest point on the road, …

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Hocking Hills: Hiking Old Man’s Cave Loop

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Old Man’s Cave is the main attraction in southeast Ohio’s Hocking Hills State Park. It’s not just a cool cave—it’s an awesome loop hike with several options for length. My daughter, Jamie, and went on a road trip together to …

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Camping in Glacier: Two Medicine Campground

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Is Two Medicine the most beautifully-situated campground I’ve camped in yet? Yes. A resounding Yes! Two Medicine Campground in Glacier National Park has a stunning setting along Two Medicine Lake, surrounded by the mountain peaks this park is known for. …

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The Best Short Hikes in Glacier National Park

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Glacier National Park in northwest Montana is famous for its soaring peaks, gorgeous lakes, abundant wildlife and over 700 miles of hiking trails. There are all kinds of backcountry trails for those looking for challenging all-day or multi-day excursions. But …

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