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Hiking While Pregnant?

Hiking While Pregnant

If you love hiking like I do, then you'll probably want to keep at it while you're pregnant! Hiking while pregnant is safe for most women. Let's talk about some tips for making hiking while pregnant more pleasant when you hit the trails.

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Backpacking Solo?

Hiking Lady reader Penny writes in asking for tips for backpacking alone in the wilderness. What advice do you have to give? Here’s the two cents from the Hiking Lady… Backpacking Solo: Tips to Make it a Great Experience

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Outdoor sports participation increasing!

The Outdoor Industry Association puts together a really interesting report each year, which tracks how many Americans spend time participating in outdoor recreation activities. Their latest report has some very encouraging stats! 48.6% of Americans age 6+ participated in outdoor recreation in 2008! Backpacking, mountain biking, and trail running are becoming even more popular (yay!). …

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National Trails Day 2010 – Save the Date!

Do you want to volunteer and help make America’s trails something our families will be able to enjoy for generations?  Then get involved and help out the American Hiking Society on National Trails Day.   Every year the American Hiking Society sponsors National Trails Day, where anyone can sign up to pitch a hand and …

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Book of the Month: Into the Wild

Into the Wild is a great book! It combines adventure, a trek across the U.S., and the Alaskan wilderness with a deeper story line about a young man who questions societal norms. As with many of Jon Krakauer’s books, the story is controversial. Was the protagonist, Christopher McCandless, irresponsible? Was he trying to prove something …

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Movie of the Month: Into the Wild

Into the Wild is a great movie based on Jon Krakauer’s bestselling book! It has become quite a controversial story – some people enjoy the protagonist’s independence, and his willingness to abandon social norms and live in the wild. Others say that Christopher McCandless was irresponsible. Was Christopher McCandless a reckless young man or was …

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Hiking the Appalachian Trail?

Have you ever thought about hiking the Appalachian Trail? I sure have! A close hiking friend of mine insisted that I borrow her copy, and I swear I couldn’t put this book down. Obviously I am a fan of most books about hiking, but this one is truly special – Bill Bryson weaves into his …

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Do you Hike, Bushwalk, Ramble, Hillwalk, or Tramp?

Hiking is an activity enjoyed by people all over the world, but did you know that the activity of “hiking” is described differently in English speaking countries?  I first heard the term bushwalking from a New Zealander friend of mine, who once told me that he did not grow up hiking, but rather “bushwalking”.  Having …

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Book of the Month: Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

Do you want one book that will cover almost everything you’ll ever need to know about hiking, backpacking, snow travel, rock climbing, and technical climbing? Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills is it! While I can’t say I’ve read the sections about technical climbing (I don’t plan on climbing Everest or K2 any time soon!), …

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