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Your Guide to Exploring the Wonderland Trail

8-Days, 93-Miles + 22,000 Feet of Elevation Gains & Losses If you love hiking in alpine wilderness, majestic mountain scenery, turquoise lakes, churning glacial rivers and rustic camping, the 93-mile (150km)  Wonderland Trail is for you! The Wonderland Trail circles Mt. Rainier (14,410ft./4,392m) in Washington, USA.  It includes 22,000 feet (6,706m) of elevation gains and losses, with a peak height ...
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How I Fell from a Tree and Found a Tumor

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, while trimming an oak tree in Florida, I fell. I broke my back in four places, left fibula (leg) in two places, left radius (arm) in multiple places, suffered a lung contusion and to my surprise, found out I had a 9cm tumor on my left ovary. Wait. What? Whether you’re a risk taker or ...
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20 Gift Ideas for the Adventure Traveler

Give a gift that keeps on giving!   Outdoor enthusiast and adventure travelers appreciate items that help them check off that bucket list. Whether the budget is $10 or $500, we have ideas for you! 20 Gift Ideas for the Adventurer Traveler Cross-Over Carry-On 56cm / 22” by Thule This is a smart looking, hybrid roller carry-on! The Cross-Over has a ...
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8 Bucket List Adventures for 2018

At the end of your life, what will you remember most? That trip you took or that {insert expensive material item} you just had to buy. Invest in life experiences, not things.* From Alaska to Africa, if you love to travel, challenge yourself and try new things – then keep reading! Here are my 2018 bucket list adventure recommendations and how-to ...
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Summiting Mt. Mitchell (6,684 ft.) – Highest Mountain East of the Mississippi

Mt. Mitchell (6,684 ft./ 2,037m) is the tallest mountain, east of the Mississippi, and the perfect peak to hike for virgin baggers. It is in  Pisgah National Forest, near Burnsville, NC, and part of the Appalachian Mountains. Colliding tectonic plates created the Appalachian Mountains and at one time, they were as tall as the Rocky Mountains out west. Billions of ...
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