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Gear Review: Snow Peak Hybrid Trail Cookset

Snowpeak Hybrid Trail CooksetSome of the most important features of trail cookware are portability and functionality, and the Snow Peak Hybrid Trail Cookset offers both of these.

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Find fall foliage near you with a new website from the Forest Service

View of the Swift River from the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest during peak autumn colors.Watching the fall colors change is a favorite seasonal rite of passage for outdoor enthusiasts across the country.

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FREE Entry to Parks on National Public Lands Day 2013

Image: Removing litter along Lake Granby, located in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in Colorado. Photographer: Myra SommervilleGet out your hiking boots and prepare for a free and fun Saturday in the great outdoors. National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is September 28, 2013 and allows visitors to gain FREE entrance to select national parks and public lands.

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Share your Favorite Nighttime Shots in our #MyNightSky Photo Contest

#MyNightSky Photo ContestCalling all nighttime outdoor enthusiasts: Show us your night sky! Gather your favorite night sky photos or get out there and take some, because we've teamed up with our friends at Celestron to bring you the ultimate night sky photo contest.

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Gear Review: Alite Designs Mayfly Chair

Alite Designs Mayfly ChairCamping trips are supposed to be relaxing, right? After the tent is pitched and dinner is cooked, it’s time to hang out at the campsite and enjoy the outdoor destination that you’ve worked so hard to reach.

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Sesame Street Characters Elmo and Murray Visit Our National Parks

Sesame Street Characters Elmo and Murray visit with at park ranger from Grand Canyon National Park.Thanks to a new series of online videos from the folks at Sesame Street, youngsters can learn about America’s Great Outdoors from Elmo and Murray, two fun-loving Muppets, as they visit with park rangers and explore wildlife at two of America’s most popular national

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Gear Review: TevaSphere Athletic Shoes

TevaSphere men's shoeIt seems as if outdoor gear technology is evolving at around the same pace as the opportunities for athletic racing events are expanding. This is great news for outdoor adventurers and athletes, and whether we’re just casual trail joggers or competitive mud runners, it’s exciting to try out new gear designed especially for our sport of choice.

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Species Spotlight: American Black Bear

black bearThe American black bear (Ursus americanus) lives throughout much of the continent, including northern Canada and Alaska, the Lower 48, and south into Mexico.

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Staying Safe in Bear Country

grizzly bearWhile seeing a bear is often the highlight of a visit to the park it's important to follow bear safety tips provided by the parks. Bears are usually predictable, but each has an individual temperament. Knowledge of bear behavior can reduce your chance of an unpleasant encounter.

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Save the Date: National Trails Day is June 1, 2013

National Trails Day 2013 LogoMark your calendar for a date with your favorite trail! June 1, 2013, is American Hiking Society's National Trails Day®—the country's largest celebration of trails.

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