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10 Absolutely Essential Items for Any Camping Trip
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10 Absolutely Essential Items for Any Camping Trip

There are seemingly infinite camping accessories available, so we created a list of items that are absolutely essential for any camping trip so you can be sure you’re comfortable and prepared on your next camping adventure.

Exploring Kenai Fjords National Park
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Exploring Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park is an icy Alaskan wonderland full of majestic glaciers, coastal fjords, wildlife, and deep forests, and also hosts one of the largest ice fields in the United States, Harding Icefield.

“Don’t Feed The Animals” (Why We Should Never Feed Wildlife)
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“Don’t Feed The Animals” (Why We Should Never Feed Wildlife)

If you’re an animal lover, it can feel very tempting to throw snacks an animal’s way in an effort to befriend them. However, if you love them, feeding them is exactly what you should NOT do when you see them. Here’s why.

Exploring Crater Lake National Park
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Exploring Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake formed 7,700 years ago after an eruption triggered the collapse of a volcano, leaving a caldera in its wake. The stunningly blue lake is nearly 2,000 feet deep - the deepest lake in the U.S. and the ninth-deepest in the world.

Exploring Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park
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Exploring Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are known for hosting some of the world’s largest giant sequoias, in addition to several 14,000-foot peaks, abundant fast-flowing rivers, and expansive mountain meadows.

Exploring Shenandoah National Park
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Exploring Shenandoah National Park

Located just 75 miles outside of Washington, D.C., Shenandoah National Park offers around 200,000 acres of scenic mountains, meadows, waterfalls, and forests, and is known for some of the most picturesque views in the eastern United States.

Hiking 101: Essential Tips for Beginners
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Hiking 101: Essential Tips for Beginners

You don’t need fancy backpacking gear and other equipment to start hiking, but there are definitely a few tips and tricks that make any hike more enjoyable, safe, and comfortable, especially for beginners.

Santa’s Village, Then & Now
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Santa’s Village, Then & Now

Located near Lake Arrowhead, SkyPark at Santa’s Village is a historic holiday-themed attraction where you can with a long history of spreading good cheer, and happens to be the first franchised theme park in the country.

Exploring Mount Rainier National Park
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Exploring Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park was established in 1899 in order to preserve its biggest attraction—Mount Rainier, an active volcano that soars more than 14,000 feet above sea level and spans 369 square miles.

Everything You Need to Know About Skiing During the Pandemic
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Everything You Need to Know About Skiing During the Pandemic

It’s still very much a day-by-day situation for many ski resorts, but there are some changes that you can expect across most mountain destinations as we continue to deal with the pandemic this ski season.

Exploring Grand Teton National Park
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Exploring Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park’s majestic environment spans 310K acres and includes stunning views of snow-capped mountains, glacier-made lakes, and the slow-flowing Snake River. But, it's just as known for its outdoor sights as it is for its history.