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He did it! Cazenovia man finishes 222-mile journey by hiking Mt. Marcy in sub-zero conditions!

Cazenovia fitness coach Tim O’Shea did it — and he did it during two of the coldest days of this winter. After cycling 207 miles in the bone-chilling cold Monday from Manlius to Mt. Marcy, O’Shea reached the trailhead of the state’s highest peak early this morning.


Read Full Article at syracuse.com!


Getting Adventurous at the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is one of our favorite winter/spring road trip destinations. It’s a great time to experience the Grand Canyon, as it’s not so busy during the off-season, and it’s a reasonable temperature for daytime adventures.

Read Full Article at travelpulse.com!


NPS Centennial to Include Youth Outreach, Backlog Reduction

Washington, D.C. (Feb. 3, 2015) – President Barack Obama used his FY2016 budget request to outline plans to keep parks relevant to an increasingly urban and diverse nation and to invite all Americans to help support their parks. His requests include $20 million annually to transport over a million urban youth to national parks and public lands, with dedicated youth coordinators to welcome them and their families, and a significant increase in the National Park Service (NPS) Centennial Challenge program, which leverages federal spending at least 1:1 with contributions and partner funding and helps reduce the large NPS deferred-maintenance backlog.

Read Full Article at funoutdoors.com!


Mysterious bent trees are actually Native American trail markers

Next time you go hiking through the forest keep an eye out for some pretty strangely-shaped trees. These trees are quite unique in that they bend in very unnatural angles. Sure, some trees are just weirdly-shaped, but there’s something special about these bent trees.

Read Full Article at roadtrippers.com!


Historical Badass: Pioneering Desert Climber Eric Bjornstad

Indian Creek is the first thing most climbers think these days when they hear “Moab,” but the Southwest desert holds much more adventure than just the splitter cracks in the creek—and Eric Bjornstad made it his life’s work to find and document as much of it as he could.

Read Full Article at adventure-journal.com!


Noise in the National Parks

Global warming, clean water, and growing global population are some of today’s most pressing environmental issues. That list should be updated, it seems, as noise and light pollution have become major global concerns, a panel of researchers said on Monday.

Read Full Article at psmag.com!


National Parks Draw Record-Breaking Crowds in 2014

Visitation at America’s national parks broke all-time records in 2014, as the National Park Service prepares to celebrate its centennial in 2016 with a major push to encourage more visitors to experience their national parks in 2016. In 2014, there were 292.8 million visits to national parks, breaking the previous record set in 1999 when parks saw just over 287.1 million visits.

Read Full Article at hikinginthesmokys.blogspot.com!

Adam Nutting relishes being an avid backpacker, hiker, and all-around adventure junkie. While he currently spends his time hiking in the backcountry of southern Arizona, he grew up in Missouri, where he was naturally inclined to spend as much time as he could outdoors. Adam’s passion for the outdoors grew as he climbed the ranks of the Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts, eventually attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

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