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10 Coldest Places on Earth

Can you imagine what negative 100 degrees Fahrenheit feels like? There are places across the globe where this temp is the norm – and where winter‘s plunging temps routinely range from negative 30 to negative 100. From arctic research stations to parts of Siberia, here [...]

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U.S. Mountain Bike Team Makes Bentonville, Arkansas its New Home

Thanks to years of dedicated trail work, Bentonville, Arkansas has finally sealed its reputation as the mountain biking capital of the nation. Last month, USA Cycling named Bentonville the new home of the U.S. National Mountain Bike Team. With the next summer Olympics coming up [...]

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Bear Discovers Trail Cam—and Takes 400 Selfies

When wildlife biologists recovered footage from a Boulder, Colorado trail camera last week, they found 580 photos. 400 of them were bear selfies.  Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) division has nine trail cameras distributed across more than 46,000 acres of public land. The [...]

A couple dances with joy while standing on Hawksbill Crag at Whitaker Point in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas at sunrise.

New Arkansas Initiative Puts Outdoor Recreation Front and Center

On January 24, 2023, Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed an executive order launching the Natural State Initiative, a program designed to ramp up trail maintenance, improve park programming and improve public health outcomes in Arkansas. The state’s renewed passion for the outdoors is great [...]

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20 Best National and State Parks in Florida

Despite what a certain mouse might have you believe, Florida isn’t all about theme parks. The Sunshine State is packed from coast to coast with some of the country’s most stunning and unique parks, including underwater wonderlands, sugar sand beaches, magical springs, old-growth forests, and [...]

April, 05, 2021 - Squamish, BC, CAN: A male ski mountaineer stands on top of Anif mountain and looks out at a dramatic view of the surrounding mountains and deep valleys far bellow.

This Weekend: New England Snow and Conditions Report

01/27/2023-01/29/2023 If you’re hitting the slopes this weekend, make sure you know where the pow is best! Vermont Bolton Valley Bromley Mountain Burke Mountain Jay Peak Killington Resort Mad River Glen Magic Mountain Mount Snow Okemo Mountain Resort Pico Mountain Smugglers’ Notch Resort Stowe Mountain [...]

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Why Are People Tossing Christmas Trees into Lakes?

In Ohio’s Wayne National Forest, December 27 is known as “sinking day.” The makeshift holiday comes just two days after Christmas when forlorn holiday trees begin showing up on curbs across the U.S. Several years ago, the U.S. Forest Service decided to take advantage of [...]

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After a Decade of Record Fires, New Wildfire Plan Promises Relief

On January 17, 2023, the Biden Administration announced a sweeping, multibillion-dollar wildfire plan that could bring much-needed relief to 11 wildfire-prone U.S. states. Over the past 10 years, record-breaking wildfires have swept across the American West, destroying homes and beloved recreation areas alike. The toxic [...]

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Two Skiers Survive Lake Tahoe Avalanche

On January 19, 2023, two skiers got caught in an avalanche just outside Heavenly Mountain Resort’s ski area boundaries. Both survived.  According to the Sierra Avalanche Center (SAC), the avalanche forecast that day was “considerable,” a designation that indicates significant avalanche danger in backcountry terrain. [...]

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Connecticut Family Finds Bear Under Porch—and Decides to Let Him Stay

On December 30, 2022, Vincent Dashukewich was playing with his dog in his backyard when his 3-year-old pitbull suddenly became fixated on something beneath the back deck. Dashukewich peered under the porch—and discovered an enormous male black bear curled beneath, hibernating.  In a video that’s [...]

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10 Coldest Places on Earth

Can you imagine what negative 100 degrees Fahrenheit feels like? There are places across the globe where this temp is the norm – and [...]

Arkansas

U.S. Mountain Bike Team Makes Bentonville, Arkansas its New Home

Thanks to years of dedicated trail work, Bentonville, Arkansas has finally sealed its reputation as the mountain biking capital of the nation. Last month, [...]

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Bear Discovers Trail Cam—and Takes 400 Selfies

When wildlife biologists recovered footage from a Boulder, Colorado trail camera last week, they found 580 photos. 400 of them were bear selfies.  Boulder’s [...]

Arkansas

New Arkansas Initiative Puts Outdoor Recreation Front and Center

On January 24, 2023, Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed an executive order launching the Natural State Initiative, a program designed to ramp up [...]

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20 Best National and State Parks in Florida

Despite what a certain mouse might have you believe, Florida isn’t all about theme parks. The Sunshine State is packed from coast to coast [...]

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This Weekend: New England Snow and Conditions Report

01/27/2023-01/29/2023 If you’re hitting the slopes this weekend, make sure you know where the pow is best! Vermont Bolton Valley Bromley Mountain Burke Mountain [...]

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Why Are People Tossing Christmas Trees into Lakes?

In Ohio’s Wayne National Forest, December 27 is known as “sinking day.” The makeshift holiday comes just two days after Christmas when forlorn holiday [...]

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After a Decade of Record Fires, New Wildfire Plan Promises Relief

On January 17, 2023, the Biden Administration announced a sweeping, multibillion-dollar wildfire plan that could bring much-needed relief to 11 wildfire-prone U.S. states. Over [...]

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Two Skiers Survive Lake Tahoe Avalanche

On January 19, 2023, two skiers got caught in an avalanche just outside Heavenly Mountain Resort’s ski area boundaries. Both survived.  According to the [...]

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Connecticut Family Finds Bear Under Porch—and Decides to Let Him Stay

On December 30, 2022, Vincent Dashukewich was playing with his dog in his backyard when his 3-year-old pitbull suddenly became fixated on something beneath [...]

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