Hiking the Mt. Healy Overlook Trail in Denali National Park

Our final morning in Denali National Park we decided to hike the Mt. Healy Overlook trail, a 5-mile, 1,700 feet of gain hike to a viewpoint at 3,500 feet. We added some mileage to our hike by starting the the Denali Visitor Center campus parking area and catching the Taiga Trail over to the Mt. …

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Washington Hikes: Whipple Creek

After a great weekend exploring Vancouver, Washington, we made one last stop in Clark County to check out Whipple Creek Regional Park. It was the perfect opportunity to stretch our legs before our several-hour motorcycle ride home. There is a fair amount of parking at the trailhead but be warned - several of the trails …

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Outdoor Inspiration: Books and Movies

The month of April is full of reasons to celebrate spending time in the great outdoors - signs of spring, Earth Day, warmer weather, National Park Week, and today - National Arbor Day! Note: While National Arbor Day is always the last Friday in April, some states have elected to celebrate on a different date …

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Celebrating Earth Day, Your Way

It doesn't take Earth Day to celebrate our favorite things about this planet, but it's as good a day as any to reflect and recommit to protecting the world around us. While I've always loved trees and wildlife, as I've grown older, I've grown more passionate about preserving all aspects of nature and reducing my …

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