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Maine Travel, A Great Place to Take the Family

Maine is a wonderful place to EAT LOBSTER or seafood dinners and enjoy the outdoors! It can be a great during all 4 seasons, fall, winter, spring and summer, any time of the year is a great time to do the …

Is Growing Saint George, Utah The New Palm Springs?

Saint George, Utah is a short ride up Interstate 15 from Las Vegas, NV. It is a wonderful base of operations for your Adventure into the American Southwest! It is one of the fastest growing communities in the United States. It’s been called the new Palm Springs!

Will Cedar Breaks National Monument Be the Next National Park?

Cedar Breaks is a huge natural amphitheater that has been eroded out of the variegated Pink Cliffs (Claron Formation) near Cedar City, Utah. Millions of years of sedimentation, uplift and erosion have created a deep canyon of rock walls, fins, spires and columns that spans some three miles, and is over 2,000 feet deep.

Visit Extreme Rugged Remote Parashant Canyon National Monument

The Whitmore Trail, Lava Flow, Hell’s Hollow, Parashant Canyon, and The Grand Wash Cliffs are several of the extreme remote areas to explore. The Parashant Canyon Monument is an area of lonely buttes, deep canyons and stark rock formations.

GSENM, The Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah

Escalante State Park, Hole in the Rock Road, Cottonwood Canyon Road, Grosvenor Arch, Willis Creek Slot Canyon, Bull Valley George, The Devils Rock Garden, Dinosaur, The Petrified Forest, Calf Creek Falls, Skutumpah Road are many of the Adventure locations for you to explore!

Visit Mesquite Nevada! An Excellent Base, For Your Western Outdoor Adventure

Mesquite, Nevada, is just 80 miles north of Las Vegas, is a growing resort destination in the Virgin River Valley. Mesquite is close to the scenic Virgin River Gorge.

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument Outdoor Adventure

This remote and unspoiled, 294,000-acre Vermilion Cliffs National Monument is a geologic treasure, containing Paria Plateau, Vermilion Cliffs, Coyote Buttes and Paria Canyon. Elevations range from 3,100 to 6,500 feet. The monument is located along the Arizona Strip, and the southern border of Utah. It can be great family fun to enjoy time doing vermiliontours as an Adventure location for you to explore!

Common Sense Survival Tips for Dealing with Gale Force Winds

I hike in all weather conditions, except blizzards, downpours and gale force winds. If I had to be outdoors in nature during a wind storm, there are a few basic preparations I would make before risking exposure.

Survival Tip: Practice Using Your Non-Dominant Hand

There’s nothing like a badly-injured dominant hand to give you a reality check. I’m right-handed, with a severe bruise. I didn’t break any bones – but the pain is remarkably close to what I felt when I broke a bone years ago. What if I had to deal with this kind of injury in a survival situation?

Hands-On Habitat Observation

A habitat is a place shared by certain species of plants and animals. I’ll use any excuse to find a way to study the balance of plants and animals in different natural settings. Take a walk along a woods road after a storm or study your lawn at first light. Some of the best opportunities to observe nature are right under your nose.

How to Grow Crystals

Nature is filled with patterns. When molecules and atoms line up in a pattern that repeats itself symmetrically, they form crystals. Using basic household items and a bit of technique, you can grow crystals and watch them form.

How to Interpret the Language of Thunder and Lightning

When it’s so oppressively hot that even the insects don’t move and you might feel a breeze only if you’re lucky enough to be near water, the conditions are ripe for a thunderstorm. If the weather changes suddenly and you have to get to shelter, would you be able to figure out how much time you’d have?

How to Use Your Webcam for Nature Observation

I originally thought of this when I drove past a lawn display just before Halloween. Most of the time when I see a scarecrow, it’s either in a backyard garden, or it’s a Halloween lawn decoration. Here’s something else you can do with that scarecrow.

How to Make a Compass: Two Designs

Use household objects to make a floating compass or a hanging compass. Then test your direction-finding skills. Set up your webcam to keep a journal of the changes in wind direction.

Make Friends With a Tree: How to Make Tree Bark Rubbings and a Tree Shaped Poem

Trees have different shapes depending not only on their species, but on their living conditions. Look closer and you’ll notice that each tree is an individual.

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