Archive for July, 2010

Obama calls on Iran to free 3 hikers

Obama calls on Iran to free 3 hikers

| July 31, 2010 | Reply

Obama calls on Iran to free 3 hikers PRESIDENT OBAMA yesterday called on Iran to immediately release the three U.S. hikers who have spent the last year in prison after reportedly crossing over the border while hiking in northern Iraq. Read more on Philadelphia Daily News

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Girl, 13, injured in fall in Martic cave

Girl, 13, injured in fall in Martic cave

| July 31, 2010 | Reply

Girl, 13, injured in fall in Martic cave A 13-year-old girl was injured in a fall while exploring a Martic Township cave Friday afternoon.The girl, who was not identified, was part of a group of 12 to 15 youths and one adult leader, who were camping and hiking near a rocky area known locally as […]

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No charges filed in Denali grizzly bear shooting

No charges filed in Denali grizzly bear shooting

| July 30, 2010 | Reply

No charges filed in Denali grizzly bear shooting FAIRBANKS — The National Park Service will not pursue charges against a hiker who shot and killed a grizzly bear while hiking in Denali National Park and Preserve two months ago. The man, from Nor… Read more on Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

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No charges filed in Denali grizzly bear shooting

No charges filed in Denali grizzly bear shooting

| July 30, 2010 | Reply

No charges filed in Denali grizzly bear shooting FAIRBANKS — The National Park Service will not pursue charges against a hiker who shot and killed a grizzly bear while hiking in Denali National Park and Preserve two months ago. The man, from Nor… Read more on Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

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City in the sky

City in the sky

| July 30, 2010 | Reply

City in the sky Hiking Peru’s Inca Trail to Machu Picchu requires going without things we take for granted, including good coffee, alcohol and showers. This is a must-do, “Bucket List” vacation, delivering Stairmaster torture in return for breathtaking mountain vistas and a close encounter with mysterious ancient ruins. Read more on The Standard

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Stocking Up on Your Camping Gear and Equipment for Hiking

Stocking Up on Your Camping Gear and Equipment for Hiking

| July 29, 2010 | Reply

Camping is a very enjoyable activity. It’s relaxing, you get to reconnect with nature, and you get to escape all the stresses of your work and home life. There’s really nothing else like it. However, there’s another activity just as enjoyable as camping and that’s hiking. If you put both of these activities together, you’ll […]

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ECB to hold rates steady well into next year: survey

ECB to hold rates steady well into next year: survey

| July 29, 2010 | Reply

ECB to hold rates steady well into next year: survey The European Central Bank will likely wait until late 2011 before hiking interest rates, according to a Reuters poll of over 70 economists who stayed cautious in July despite some encouraging economic data. Read more on Gulf Times

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Road to riches

Road to riches

| July 28, 2010 | Reply

Road to riches Imagine this: You’re hiking alone near the Toiyabe Crest Trail, communing with nature, when the growl of heavy equipment breaks the murmur of birds and branches. Read more on Las Vegas CityLife

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Red Ledge Men’s Free Rein Full-Zip Pant Full Side Zip Rain Pant,Obsidian,X-Large

Red Ledge Men’s Free Rein Full-Zip Pant Full Side Zip Rain Pant,Obsidian,X-Large

| July 28, 2010 | Reply

Product DescriptionThe Men’s Free Rein Full Side Zip pant is a great addition to the Red Ledge 2.5 layer product line that offers both value and performance. Our own patented T-Core LX® waterproof/breathable coating is applied to mini rip-stop nylon in conjunction with a DWR (Durable Water Repellant) finish and a wicking/protective micro-print coating. The […]

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Jack Hanna Fends of Grizzly Bear with Pepper Spray

Jack Hanna Fends of Grizzly Bear with Pepper Spray

| July 28, 2010 | Reply

Jack Hanna Fends of Grizzly Bear with Pepper Spray Jack Hanna, TV host and director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, was hiking with his wife and other hikers at Glacier National Park in Montana when a family of bears approached them. Read more on ThirdAge

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Red Ledge Men’s Free Rein Full-Zip Pant Full Side Zip Rain Pant,Obsidian,Large

Red Ledge Men’s Free Rein Full-Zip Pant Full Side Zip Rain Pant,Obsidian,Large

| July 28, 2010 | Reply

Product DescriptionThe Men’s Free Rein Full Side Zip pant is a great addition to the Red Ledge 2.5 layer product line that offers both value and performance. Our own patented T-Core LX® waterproof/breathable coating is applied to mini rip-stop nylon in conjunction with a DWR (Durable Water Repellant) finish and a wicking/protective micro-print coating. The […]

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John Werner: Adventure and misadventure hiking in Colorado

John Werner: Adventure and misadventure hiking in Colorado

| July 27, 2010 | Reply

John Werner: Adventure and misadventure hiking in Colorado I learned a few lessons on this trip: Pack lighter, acclimate longer and don’t leave your hiking poles out for porcupines to gnaw on. Read more on Waco Tribune-Herald

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Camelbak Cloud Walker 70 Oz Hydration Pack, Chili Pepper

Camelbak Cloud Walker 70 Oz Hydration Pack, Chili Pepper

| July 27, 2010 | Reply

Product DescriptionJust the right features for a day hike – ample hydration plus room for extra layers…. More >> Camelbak Cloud Walker 70 Oz Hydration Pack, Chili Pepper    Hiking Backpack | Camping Sleeping Bags

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Step-up exercise gives hikers a leg up

Step-up exercise gives hikers a leg up

| July 26, 2010 | Reply

Step-up exercise gives hikers a leg up This is the latest in a series on functional-fitness exercises that target specific sports.Today: Hiking, demonstrated by Sophia Gettys as directed by Jamie Atlas of Atlas Functional Boot Camps and Personal Training, who calls the Hikers’ Step-Up “one of my personal favorite exercises.” Read more on Denver Post

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Path to the future?

Path to the future?

| July 25, 2010 | Reply

Path to the future? Officials say they’re making progress on Riverfront Commons, the proposed $80 million-plus hiking and bicycling path along the Ohio River’s Kentucky shoreline. A feasibility study is underway, and when it’s finished, it can help gain funds for design and construction. Read more on The Cincinnati Enquirer

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Gregory Mountain Products Women’s Inyo 45 Backpack, Mariposa, X-Small

Gregory Mountain Products Women’s Inyo 45 Backpack, Mariposa, X-Small

| July 25, 2010 | Reply

Product DescriptionThe Inyo 45 is perfect for the overpacker in all of us. Keep all your technical gear attached to the multiple points on the outside of the pack, and you’ll still have enough room for the fun amenities inside. Who doesn’t enjoy a nice glass of wine while watching the sun set over camp?… […]

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High Sierra 3.0L Packaged Reservoir Hydration Pack Resevoir, Packaged Hydration Bladder 3.0

High Sierra 3.0L Packaged Reservoir Hydration Pack Resevoir, Packaged Hydration Bladder 3.0

| July 25, 2010 | Reply

Product DescriptionHands-free water pressure valve.Insulated water tube cover keeps water from freezing in cold weather.Durable, double-welded reservoir seams.Reservoir opening accepts water filters…. More >> High Sierra 3.0L Packaged Reservoir Hydration Pack Resevoir, Packaged Hydration Bladder 3.0    Hiking Backpack | Camping Sleeping Bags

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Gregory Mountain Products Women’s Jade 60 Backpack, Blue Bird, X-Small

Gregory Mountain Products Women’s Jade 60 Backpack, Blue Bird, X-Small

| July 25, 2010 | Reply

Product DescriptionThe fully featured Jade 60 has a thicker foam waistbelt and load transfer panel, so it’s super comfortable to carry. The waistbelt and harnesses have been specially designed to fit a women’s body and the pack features easy access and tons of organization…. More >> Gregory Mountain Products Women’s Jade 60 Backpack, Blue Bird, […]

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Amateur Radio In the Backcountry?

Amateur Radio In the Backcountry?

| July 25, 2010 | Reply

Amateur Radio In the Backcountry? bartle writes “I spend a lot of time hiking in the Colorado Rockies. Cell phone reception is very unreliable and I’m curious if carrying a small amateur radio would make any sense at all. I don’t want to add too much weight to my pack; from what I gather, a […]

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Columbia Badger Creek 4-5 Person Sport Dome Tent

Columbia Badger Creek 4-5 Person Sport Dome Tent

| July 24, 2010 | Reply

Amazon.comOffering a lightweight and compact design that comfortably sleeps up to five campers, Columbia’s Badger Creek tent is ideal for weekend camping adventures with family and friends. Setup is simple and fast while a full fly will keep you dry from unexpected wet weather. Features and Specifications: Sleeps: Up to 5 campers Seasons: 3 Style: […]

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