Browsing Archive July, 2018
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Shorter Rock Climbers Can Learn How to Extend Climbing Reach

If you're a shorter-than-average rock climber or you have a negative ape index – or both – you can develop some specific climbing techniques and strengths to ...

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Hiking the Trail – Hiking Poles, Good or Bad?

There is some debate over the usefulness of hiking poles. Do they actually help you, or are they just added weight and something to keep track of? For those ...

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Year-Round Missouri Wine Trail Weekends: Hermann Wineries Offer Seasonally Themed Tastings

Wine lovers in the Midwest need not travel to grape growing terrain in a Mediterranean climate to savor the tannins of this alcoholic treat. In the German ...

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Best Climbing Plants for Autumn Foliage: Why Leaves Change Color

What the autumn garden lacks in flower color is made up for with fiery leaf shades initially on the plants then by carpeting the earth beneath in a dazzling ...

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Where to Find Biodegradable Soap: For Eco-Friendly Camping, Hiking, and Backpacking

Campers, hikers, and backpackers love being out in nature. It's good to keep one's environmental impact low when out in the woods, in the mountains, or on the ...

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Personal Locator Beacons and Their Use: What They Are, How to Use Them, and When to Use Them

Lately, there has been a lot of discussion about personal locator beacons in the news. What exactly are these devices for, and how can they be effectively ...

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A Walk down the Higueron Valley in Andalucia

Route Description and Map to Walk from Frigiliana to Nerja in Spain From the scenic white hill village of Frigiliana, this walk drops into the cool depths of ...

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Climbing Ideas for Rainy Days: Tip for Rock Climbers Looking for Gear and Beta Online

So it is supposed to be a nice, fall day. All of the gear is packed in the car, ready to go, and the schedule has been cleared so that the whole day is ...

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Day Walks At Carnarvon Gorge, Australia: Single Day Hikes Through Carnarvon Gorge In Central Queensland

Carnarvon Gorge is located in central Queensland about a full day’s drive (600 kilometers) from the Queensland capital, Brisbane. The following full day ...

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Rock Climbing at Donner Summit

Many rock climbers know about the easily accessed, high-quality granite routes found along Old Highway 40 on the Western end of Truckee, collectively known as ...