Since the pandemic, there’s been a massive uptick in people recreating outdoors. However, due to the inexperience of those newer adventurers, there’s also been a huge disconnect in how we should respect the environment, wildlife and each other. Thus, this serves as a reminder of how we all should recreate responsibly.
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Did you know there’s over 17,000 caves in the United States? Yet, not all of those caverns are open to the public to explore or offer tours. But, these 12 top caves in the U.S. are waiting for you and your family to discover and learn!
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America’s desert southwest is chocked full of wildlife of every shape, size and species. But some are dangerous and can cause injury or even death even though they are amongst the smallest of the animal kingdom. Desert spiders of the southwest United States are some of those that can pack a mean punch should you encounter them. So, it’s best to just stay clear of these venomous arachnids!
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Hiking has become a favorite outdoor activity for all ages because it is great exercise, fairly inexpensive and gets you out to enjoy nature. Hence, why so many people are hitting the hiking trails. But, how do novices or beginner hikers who have never hiked a day in their life prepare to hike the outdoors? This hiking for beginners guide will get you on the hiking trail in no time!
Moab, Utah is America’s spectacular playground for venturesome souls who are fearless and daring. There are so many adventurous things to do in Moab! This Utah hip town is surrounded by breathtaking views you’ve never seen before. Around every arch, butte, canyon, hoodoo and waterfall, Moab awaits your arrival! Also being close to Utah’s Mighty 5 National Parks, Moab is the perfect epicenter to enjoy countless amazing outdoor experiences!
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Camping in bear country doesn’t have to be scary! Just as long as you understand bear behavior and how they bears act or react towards people. But, before setting out on your camping trip, know there are important bear safety rules you need to know to keep you and your family safe at your campsite.
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Hiking trail etiquette seems to have, quite literally, plunged off the damn cliff! With so many new people out there taking to the hiking trails in our National Parks and State Parks, it’s no wonder serious hikers are pissed! Between people leaving their crap and trash everywhere, screwing with the wildlife, loose dogs and just plain utter disrespect to the environment, it’s no wonder authorities are either limiting or closing down the hiking trails.
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We discovered Toadstool Geologic Park by mere accident while we were traveling through Northwest Nebraska. This geological wonder, located in the Oglala National Grasslands near Fort Robinson State Park is a very remote hiking and camping paradise! But, do you think you could hack it all by yourself there?
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The 7 Leave No Trace principals are the most important rules that are to help protect and preserve the outdoor natural environments and wildlife habitats. These rules apply to camping, on the trail, and on the water. But what do we do about careless people who ignore the concept? Continue reading “7 Leave No Trace Principles – Outdoor Ethics & Etiquette”