Outdoor Sports

Mountain Bike Vacations – Where Are the Best Trails in the US?

Mountain biking is a wonderful way to get pleasure from the magnificent scenery of America and to get some exercise in the open air. There are superb biking routes worldwide, however here we will concentrate on the very best in the US. If you are fit and healthy, mountain bike …

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Camping

Best 10 Places to Camp in Utah

If you are planning an outing in Utah, here is a list of the best 10 places to go camping. Most of these campgrounds have a variety of activities including hiking, swimming, fishing, boating and more. The sites vary so if you need to use a family cabin tent or …

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Hunting

Hunting Wild Game in Ohio

Hunting as a sport has grown throughout the United States over the past few years and Ohio is no exception. Several large game species thrive in the varying terrain found in the state. White Tail Deer seem to adapt well everywhere from the flat farm lands in the north to …

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Top Ten Outdoor Things To Do In Utah

Visiting Utah offers many options for activities to always stay busy and active. Whether the destination is Salt Lake City or down to Saint George, here are the top ten activities for the best Utah outdoor adventure. 1. Skiing/snowboarding- Hosting the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Utah’s snow has been called …

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Hunting

Alaskan Coyotes

Coyotes have a range of fur colors and thickness levels, which vary depending on how cold, or how warm it is where they live. The summer coat looks gray, along with tan on the belly area, muzzle, ears and lower legs. Many coyotes live in or near city areas close …

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Outdoor Sports

The Great Colorado Springs Outdoors!

If you don’t already know, I live in Colorado Springs, CO. It’s a great place to live. There are great parks, good schools, usually a good climate, although this winter wouldn’t have been your best example and lots of opportunities for outdoor recreation. We’re a pretty good sized city, but …

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Camping

Camping in Oregon

There are many great camping locations in Oregon. From coastal camping to camping in central Oregon, there are beautiful campgrounds and state parks scattered across the state. Whether you’re planning a weekend waterskiing on Diamond Lake, hiking the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, or just soaking up the sun …

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Outdoor Sports

Hiking Oregon’s Rogue River Trail

If there is such a thing as magic, it is surely found on southern Oregon’s spectacular Rogue River hiking trial. Hikers from all over the world come to experience this protected trail…and yet you will rarely see another hiking group on the trail…true magic. This moderately difficult trail hike is …

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Outdoor Sports

Moab Bike Trails

Looking for a new adventure? Well there is one waiting for you in Utah. Moab is a great area for outdoor and mountain bike enthusiasts. There are many trails here so it’s a great weekend trip if you want to do a couple, or spend a week if you want …

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Camping

Northern Oregon Coast Camping – Campgrounds Near Scenic Beaches

For campers nothing can beat the beauty of the Oregon coast. The state government of Oregon has set aside vast stretches of beach for public use and for that reason there are many awesome campgrounds just waiting to be discovered. Once you’ve set up camp there will be so much …

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Outdoor Sports

You Can’t Ride a Bicycle to Alaska – It’s an Island! – Book Review

Mickey Thomas decided to join a group of bicycle riders who were planning a trip from Montana to Alaska, a bicycling expedition. Mickey had never been on a bicycle tour of any considerable length and did not own the necessary camping and cycling equipment. But Mickey had just completed two …

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Outdoor Sports

Mountain Biking – Biking in the Denver Mountains

Denver, Colorado has 850 miles of urban trails that are absolutely breath-taking to bike through. Denver has one of the biggest biking, jogging, and hiking trail systems in the entire nation. The Denver mountain biking trails are an absolute paradise for those of us that love biking through open land, …

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Hunting

Elk Population Facts and Statistics For the United States

The elk population in the United States today is well over 1,000,000 animals, with the population growing fairly steadily since a population count was made in 1975, at which time the estimated population was just over 500,000. Even though a population count taken every five years seems to suggest a …

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Fishing

Colorado Fishing

When anyone thinks of fishing and mountains, which usually means trout fishing, they think of Colorado. And in many cases the first thing a person thinks of is “flea flicking” (or fly fishing to the uninitiated), but traditional spin fishing is very popular as well. With thousands of rivers, streams, …

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Outdoor Sports

Things To Do In And Around The Lake Wenatchee Area

In the heart of the Cascade Mountains of Washington State sits Lake Wenatchee, a mountain lake setting that attracts thousand of sightseers and is a hub of recreational opportunities. The Lake Wenatchee area offers many things to do and is surprisingly easy to get to. Lake Wenatchee is centrally located …

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Oregon Hiking Vacations

Rogue River Country in Southern Oregon offers hikers many options for a great outdoor entertaining vacation. It has thousands of miles of isolated deciduous and old growth forests, along with hundreds of miles of trail systems. Much of this is high country, although three are several ocean and coastal beach …

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Outdoor Sports

See Moab, Utah on Your Mountain Bike

If you haven’t been to Moab, Utah, you are missing out! The scenery is breathtaking and the adventures are endless. There are so many different national parks to explore that you will wonder how you have waited as long as you did to go! Some of these parks have been …

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Camping

How To Deal With Bears When Camping In Alaska

When camping in Alaska, be warn that there are lots of bear roaming around. When I was rafting the Anasek and Noatak rivers, I saw at least a grizzly dozen bears. One bear even harassed me down a river bank our first day in the bush. Fortunately, none of us …

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Camping

Colorado Camping – The Perfect Destination Year Round

The diversity of Colorado promises plenty of outdoor fun and relaxation whether it’s cold and snowy or in the heat of summer. From snowmobiling and skiing to hiking and horseback riding, Colorado promises year round fun for any nature lover. Camping in Colorado is just as diverse. There are 41 …

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Hunting

Alaska Hunting Guide

WHAT TO HUNT AND WHERE: Alaska is a hunter’s paradise. Hunting here can provide the full scope of experiences- from caribou to deer and moose, from grizzly and brown bears to wolves, from Dall sheep and mountain goats to muskox, from waterfowl to ptarmigan and several grouse species. Diverse Alaska …

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Camping

Washington State Camping

When planning a camping trip in Washington State, there are many things to be considered. Since the state of Washington varies greatly in both climate and terrain, you will need to determine what area of Washington will meet your and your family’s expectations. From shorelines to ice-capped volcanoes, Washington state …

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Fishing

Oregon Fishing

Many times the great state of Oregon can get overlooked as a fishing destination is the United States. When you think of fishing states, Colorado, Florida, Texas, Alaska and even Montana come to mind, but Oregon? Not so much. But the great state of Oregon should come to mind when …

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Utah RV Parks and Campgrounds

Utah is a western state located in the United States of America. The people in this state live along the Wasatch Front, centering on the Salt Lake City. The population of the sate is very less and a large percentage of land here still remains uninhabited. This state is very …

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Valdez, Alaska’s Best Kept Secret – The Hiking Trails

You just got to Valdez, Alaska and now you’re wondering what people do here besides fish. Why don’t you grab your camera and check out the many trails Valdez has to offer. These trails are one of Valdez’s best kept secrets because they are not very well publicized. The breathtaking …

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The Best Hiking Trails Near Boulder, Colorado

For those of you who enjoy the outdoors, Colorado has much to offer. There are many wonderful hiking trails throughout the state. Trails range in difficulty from easy to very difficult, and many of these are great for experienced hikers, but not suitable for families hiking with children. For those …

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Fishing

Utah Fishing Report – Burbot Is An Unwanted Resident In Flaming Gorge Reservoir

This Utah fishing report is all about Burbot: they’re ugly and they’re not wanted in Flaming Gorge, but they’re feeling quite cozy in their new home. Burbot, a fish angler’s generally consider as a “junkfish” is a freshwater fish related to cod and looks a lot like an eel, with …

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Hunting

Oregon Elk Hunting – Location, Location, Location

Like many states, trying to figure out Oregon’s myriad elk hunting seasons and locations can cause any normal hunter to throw his hands up in despair. To confuse matters even more, Oregon is one of the few states that has both Rocky Mountain Elk and Roosevelt Elk hunting available. So …

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Outdoor Sports

Hiking Mount Washington – Six Tips to Survive the Ascent

Every year on Mount Washington in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, a hiker gets into difficulties and needs rescuing. Some year there’s more than others. On occasions the outcome is tragic. Since 1847, 146 deaths have been reported on and around the mountain – more lives claimed than on …

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Hunting

The Best Place For Elk Hunting in Colorado

According to the Colorado Division of Wildlife, elk hunting in Colorado during 2008 across all seasons and methods of take produced an elk hunter success rate of 20%. A total of 45,271 elk were harvested in Colorado in 2008. Traditionally success rates for elk hunting in Colorado have hovered around …

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Hunting in Utah

Hunting in Utah may not have had the same reputation for excellence over the years as some of the surrounding states. But don’t be fooled. Reality and reputation are two different things. The reality is that hunting in Utah is equal to or better than most of those more-reputable states. …

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