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Hiking in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona

Hiking Lady headed up to see "Hole in the Rock" at Papago Park

Venturing out of Southern California with Hiking Baby in tow, we went to Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, and explored some baby carrier and stroller friendly hikes/walks. Luckily the weather was still cool in Arizona (~50-65 degrees were the daytime highs in late February), and due to the dry climate we drank lots of water while …

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Take the Smokey Bear Campfire Pledge

Smokey Bear fire safety

Are you ready to help prevent wildfires? Each year hundreds of thousands of acres of forest burn, destroying beautiful landscapes, wildlife habitats, and putting firefighter’s lives at risk. As many of you know, controlled fires are necessary for forest rejuvenation, however, inadvertent fires are extremely harmful and need to be prevented. How can Hiking Lady …

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Summit France’s Mont Blanc!

Google Street View Mont Blanc

Do you want to summit Europe’s highest peak, the iconic Mont Blanc? Google Street View has now enabled all of us to see the top of Mont Blanc for ourselves, from the safety of our computer screen. Google has partnered with a few of the world’s greatest outdoor athletes to capture stunning “Street View” images …

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Go Take a Hike: Doctors Prescribing Time Outdoors!

Nature as a medical cure?

In the Atlantic Magazine I came across an excellent article by James Hamblin, “The Nature Cure: Why some doctors are writing prescriptions for time outdoors.” Doctors are literally prescribing time outdoors. Traditional western doctors including pediatricians are writing prescriptions for their anxious, diabetic, and obese patients to visit certain parts for specified periods of time, …

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Hiking Taft Point, Yosemite National Park

View from Taft Point

I am back from a wonderful trip to Yosemite National Park where I had the chance to really explore Yosemite Valley, enjoy the picturesque views and see amazing wildlife including deer, a black bear mother with two cubs, and plenty of woodpeckers, ravens, squirrels. Yosemite is a magical place, accurately described as a place of …

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Hiking Lady’s Yosemite: A Photographic Journey

The magic of Yosemite!

Yosemite is one of the most amazing places I have ever traveled to. No wonder Yosemite is such a popular national park and has influenced writers and artists for years, inspired the sport of rock climbing, and brings peace to those who gaze upon its natural beauty. In John Muir’s words: “As long as I …

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National Trails Day 2015 and Thousand Trails Events!

Thousand Trail Campground, Bend-Sunriver, Oregon

Are you ready for National Trails Day, Saturday June 6, 2015? Outdoor enthusiasts are counting down the last week until the start of National Camping Month! Thousand Trails, a leader in outdoor destinations, recreation and family camping, is offering a wide range of family-friendly activities all month long with extra events happening the weekend of …

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Dreaming of a Thru-Hike? Follow AT and PCT Thru-Hikers Live!

Appalachian Trail map

Have you ever dreamed of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail or Pacific Crest Trail? Then you’ll certainly enjoy following some adventurous hikers this year on Vasque’s Thru-Hike Syndicate page! It is so much fun! You can follow the Vasque thru-hikers as they make their way along the AT and PCT. The AT already has members on …

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