Category: On the Trail

The Ultimate Guide to Hiking in Winter: 14 Winter Backpacking Tips and Winter Hiking Apparel

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Today, December 21st is the first official day of winter this year, but just because the first snow has fallen and temperatures have plummeted doesn’t mean that it’s time to put up your hiking boots. In fact, hiking in winter has its definite benefits. Much foliage has cleared off trees meaning that you can get some

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Hiking Trails with Waterfalls in Georgia

Ira was the one who introduced to me hiking. We met in one of my college philosophy classes, and we instantly clicked. People who saw us together must have indeed thought that we were an odd couple — he was about 60 years old with a white beard and a bald spot smack dab in

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Seven of the Best, Must-Visit Places to Camp in Georgia

The fire crackles, propelling red hot embers into the evening air. Above you, the most impressive night sky you’ve ever seen. Millions of stars twinkle brightly while a few rebellious ones dart across the heavens, driven by some unseen slingshot. You lick the gooey marshmallow fluff off your fingers, walk into your tent, and snuggle

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How to Survive in the Wilderness with Nothing

Most of us are not Bear Grylls. We don’t know how to build a three-bedroom bungalow from banana leaves or zip line across a ravine using braided wild goat hair. The majority of us don’t know how to extract copious amounts of water from a dried-up river bed. For the more common type of folk,

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Seven Exhilarating Outdoor Things to Do in Atlanta

It’s easy to understand why the Peach State’s slogan is “Georgia on my mind.” How could it not be on your mind? This place is gorgeous. Mountains, beaches, swamps, rivers, forests, and lakes galore. Even if you’re not the one-with-nature hippie sort, Georgia’s vibrant capital teems with excitement. So next time you’ve got Georgia on

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