We have champion skiers, champion soccer players, even champion eaters – but did you know we also have champion trees? Every year we name more than 750 specific native trees in the U.S. “champions.” What do they do to deserve this honor?Continue Reading →
Art in the outdoors – fresh air, green grass, blossoming trees, sculptures of people, horses, birds, family medallions, mythical gods and goddesses, and an endless array of imaginative creatures await you. Where?Continue Reading →
Hiking solo offers wonderful opportunities for getting in touch with nature. At the same time, it’s often wise to take some precautions.
1) Hike on trails with at least five cars in the parking lot. Enough folks if you need someone, but not too many get in your way.
2) Test cell phone service, and/or bring a whistle.
3) Bring some water….
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