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Free Admission During National Park Week!

April 16, 2010 – Earth Day is April 22 and the National Parks Service is taking a whole week to celebrate. Starting tomorrow through April 25, 2010 admission to all the U.S. National Parks is FREE. Access any of the…

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Camping Connection – Time for the Eastern and Western Flower Shows

By Bill Steiden
An old saying has it that love is like wildflowers, often found in the most unlikely places. The truth behind that truism is illustrated by two classic camping spots on opposite sides of the country that, in…

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A Well Kept Secret in South Carolina’s Golden Corner

By Chris Reinolds
Photos by Alex Kozelle
In the silvery early morning mist, the triathletes came dribbling across the finish line. Most looked relieved and drained after a swim and hilly bike and run through the Lake Jocassee area of…

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Camping Connection – The Devil in the Ozarks

By Chris Reinolds
Tucked away in the northwest corner of Arkansas, Devil’s Den State Park is a wonderland of hiking, backpacking, spelunking and other outdoor delights. Lee Creek Valley, where the park is located, is set in the ancient sedimentary…

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Blue Ridge Autumn Getaways

Cool brisk mornings, perfect for long walks or fast runs. A cloudless, deep blue sky. Golden rays of sunshine that towards the end of the day, bath the outdoors in a rich light that resembles liquid amber. The fragrant aromas…

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How to Hike the Grand Canyon

By Brian J. Lane
TRIP PLANNING
Choose the Right Hiking Partner: You should not hike alone, so choose early and find a comparable hiking partner or group. Ask about their other backpack trips, take a practice hike together and…

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Camping Connection – National Park Alternatives

By Bill Steiden
America’s national parks are due for a celebration. The first, Yellowstone, was declared in 1872, and it was President Woodrow Wilson who established the National Park Service in 1916. But President Theodore Roosevelt, whose term in office…

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Camping Connection: Trees – Older Really is Better

By Bill Steiden
It’s a silly little poem, almost a bit of doggerel. But in its day, it was its creator’s greatest hit, known to millions and even sung by some.
I think that I shall never see/
A poem…

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Camping Connection: The Eastern Canyonlands of the U.S.

By Bill Steiden
Google “canyonlands” and you’ll pop up images straight out of the old “Roadrunner” cartoons – dream visions of impossible chasms, soaring arches and surreal colors. The dry and treeless West strips bare the dramatic geology of…

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Camping Connection

There are forty-five state parks in Georgia that offer the public a wide-range of options when it comes to getting outside to experience Mother Nature up close. The park system provides an inexpensive way to get away and enjoy…

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