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6 of the Best Things to do in Badlands National Park

The Badlands in South Dakota is easily one of the most underrated national parks in the U.S. Despite its unwelcoming but well-deserved name — summers are extremely hot, winter brings intense winds and extreme temperatures, and there’s practically no water — Badlands National Park has…

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Packrafting 101: How to Get Started

When you’re a true adventure lover or outdoor enthusiast, most — if not all — days tend to be filled with some sort of excitement, even if only for a few minutes. But sometimes you just crave those bigger, more epic, memorable adventures. That’s where…

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5 Best National Parks for Fall Color in the Western U.S.

When you think of the western United States, what comes to mind? It’s likely vast deserts, impossibly steep canyons, soaring mountain ranges, enormous and unusual rock formations, and colorful sunsets. While seasonal fall foliage may not be at the top of that list, it would…

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5 Best National Parks for Fall Color in the Eastern U.S.

There are a lot of things to love about autumn: just-about-perfect weather, pumpkin-flavored everything, flannel and chunky sweaters, apple cider and, of course, colorful fall foliage. Who can resist those vibrant, multi-hued shades of orange, red, and gold? It’s hard to imagine a better place…

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Review: 8 of the Best Night Hiking Trails in the U.S.

If you already enjoy hiking or trail running, you’re probably familiar with all the physical and mental health benefits. It strengthens your muscles and core, improves balance, helps regulate blood pressure and blood sugar levels, boosts your mood, lowers anxiety and reduces the risk of…

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10 Tips for Night Hiking (Plus Gear Recommendations!)

Maybe your work schedule doesn’t allow you to get to the trailhead during daylight hours. Perhaps you live somewhere that gets extremely hot (we’re looking at you, Arizona), but it’s still important to get those miles in. Or, maybe you simply enjoy the distinct quiet…

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