Camping and Hiking

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Enchanted Rock Offers a Variety of Hikes

By Shannon Blackburn

Visitors to Enchanted Rock enjoy: hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, primitive camping, picnicking and a one-billion-year-old dome of pink granite.

Paddling, Pedaling, and Plotting

By Ann Beman

For women only, GIRLteams Adventure training is a three-day camp designed to provide education in
outdoor skills in a non-competitive environment.

Oregon Coast Trail

By Nancy Prichard

The Oregon Coast Trail traces 362 miles of coastline. Numerous entries and exits make this trail a perfect destination for long or short hikes.

Four Days, Three Nights, and a Hundred Inches

By Jason Lathrop

Witness the Golden Age of snowshoeing, where winter adventure happily collides with comfortable resort escapes designed for the entire family.

Peaks & Passes

By Charlie Fowler

Mountaineer-photographer, Charlie Fowler shares a breathtaking view of Cho Oyu and Shishapangma as his crew attempts to climb and ski some of the world's largest peaks.

Loowit Trail #216

By Nancy Prichard

Mount St. Helen's Loowit Trail is a moderate to challenging hike that rewards with panoramas of the regions volcanic mountains.

Where Summer Survives and Winter Arrives

By Nancy Prichard

Don't get caught indoors. Explore a wealth of autumn hiking, trail running, and paddling destinations.

Hiking the Dragoon Mountains

By George Stocking

Arizona's Dragoon Mountains offer hikers a vertical labyrinth of granite spires, wooded canyons, trails, and campgrounds nestled amoung thick oaks.

Holiday Camping at Big Bend

By Tom Garrett

Considering a Christmas getaway? Combine the beauty of the low desert in winter with your holiday spirit. A memorable adventure will be your reward.

Kings Peak Lives Up to its Name

By Chris Rice

A three-day hike in Utah's high Uinta Wilderness culminates in sensory nirvana atop the state's highest peak.

New Mexico's Pecos Wilderness

By Jeff Everist

There are a lot of ways to explore Pecos Wilderness and a lifetime of things to see once you are there.

Sangre de Cristo Mountains

By Mary Humphrey

Peaks, lakes, high meadows, and forests lure both dayhikers and
backpackers into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Spring Destinations: Southern Utah

By Dan Smuts

With five national parks, seven national monuments and millions of acres of BLM land, Utah is a hiker's paradise.

Visiting Coronado Memorial

By George Stocking

A weekend trip through the timeless topography of southeastern Arizona.

Wildlife Thrives in Aransas Refuge

By Shannon Blackburn

Aransas has a well-deserved reputation as one of the prime birding locales in Texas.

Fun for Everyone at Padre Island

By Shannon Blackburn

Extending 113 miles along the Texas Gulf Coast, Padre Island offers stunning dunes of fine white sand, thriving grasslands, saltwater marshes and myriad wildlife.

Follow the South Kaibab Trail

By Lakshmi & Chandra Mouli

True hikers know that the ultimate Grand Canyon experience isn't on the rim with a camera in hand-- it's hiking down the mile-deep gorge.

Family Hiking in Little Wild Horse Canyon

By Craig Martin

If you enjoy hiking with your children, don't take them to Little Wild Horse Canyon. It'll spoil them rotten.

Elk, Solitude and Trout in the San Pedro Parks

By Craig Martin

Quiet solitude, gentle grades, and a spiderweb network of trails make this wilderness accessible to a wide variety of users from multi-day backpackers to local fishermen to families.

Cruces Basin Wilderness

By Craig Martin

Brush up on your navigation skills and enter one of New Mexico's hidden wilderness treasures. You'll be rewarded with days of secluded wandering among meadows, forests, and wide-open valleys.

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