Suzanne Downing

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3 Easy Day Hikes in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is a place of wonder. With hydrothermal and geological features — some unlike anywhere else on earth — visitors have been drawn to Yellowstone for nearly 150 years since it became designated as the first U.S. National Park in 1872. In 2020…

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10 tips for Staying in a U.S. Forest Service Cabin

Across the United States, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) provides hundreds of cabins that are available for rent. During the early 1900s, workers in the Civilian Conservation Corps built the majority of these rustic log cabin structures for seasonal forestry staff and forest rangers to…

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Visiting Glacier National Park in Montana: 5 Things to Do

Glacier National Park in Montana continues to amaze park visitors. It’s known as the Crown Jewel of the Continent and is a million-acre park. You’ve probably seen photos of pristine lakes, mountain views and wildlife on social media sites — like Lake McDonald at sunset,…

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10 Wildlife Photography Tips for Beginners

Here’s how to take better photos while you’re out adventuring Photographing wildlife can be fun and exciting. Wildlife is elusive, intriguing and often unique to the geographic area where you’re adventuring. Wildlife photography is also a rising hobby for thousands of photographers across the globe,…

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8 Space-Saving Camping Accessories for 2021

When you’re packing for a camping trip, bulky camping gear can take up a lot of space in your vehicle — leaving you feeling overpacked or often sacrificing comfort. The good news is that camping gear has come a long way over the past decade.…

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How to Choose the Best Crampons for Your Outdoor Activities

If you’ve ever slipped while hiking on icy trails in the winter, you’ll appreciate the function of crampons– known more commonly as ice cleats, traction devices or microspikes. Hiking can be more challenging in the winter when trails accumulate frozen snow, especially if you’re hiking…

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