How Hiking Helped a Utah Mom Connect With Her Daughter With Special Needs

Spending time outdoors has created a unique bond between Melody Buck Forsyth and Ruby, who was born with Down syndrome. Through their goal to visit all 59 national parks, the family hopes to inspire others. Many people contemplating parenthood may think having a child will significantly scale back their adventuring. For Salt Lake City mom…

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5 Hikes That Offer Solitude in Iconic Destinations

National parks are wildly popular: In 2017, people traveled outside with nearly 331 million visits to national parks, monuments, and historic and cultural sites maintained by the National Park Service.  This isn’t a revelation to any hiker who’s spent enough time outdoors to get a sunburn in recent years. Head to the nation’s most popular national…

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Quiz: Should You Hike the Appalachian Trail or the Pacific Crest Trail?

Are you a backpacking expert? PCT photo by Zach Davis [{“title”:”Appalachian Trail”,”points”:”2″},{“title”:”Pacific Crest Trail”,”points”:”1″},{“title”:”Take a Day Hike on Both Trails”,”points”:”1″}] I’ve gone before. [{“title”:”Appalachian Trail”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Pacific Crest Trail”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Take a Day Hike on Both Trails”,”points”:”2″}] Backpacking? No way. [{“title”:”Appalachian Trail”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Pacific Crest Trail”,”points”:”2″},{“title”:”Take a Day Hike on Both Trails”,”points”:”0″}] I spend hundreds of miles on trail each year.…

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The Appalachian Trail vs. Pacific Crest Trail: Which Hike Is Right for You?

Comparing culture, gear, resupply and difficulty. Whether you’re deciding which footpath to tackle for a first thru-hike, you’ve hiked one trail and want to know how it stacks up to the other, or you just have a general curiosity, a fascination with comparing the Appalachian Trail (AT) and Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is common. Today,…

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