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Summer Clothing Layers for Hiking


By Tyler Socash, Education Programs Coordinator “Dress for success” is a phrase we’re probably all familiar with. It’s an old adage from the business world, but it also applies to outdoor recreation. What you wear can have a big impact on your adventure. Along these lines, here’s another saying you READ MORE

How to Read a Map


By Tyler Socash, Education Programs Coordinator One of the most critical items that should come with us on any outdoor adventure is a physical map of the area that we are recreating in. Maps can tell us whether to turn left or right at the junction, confirm the name of READ MORE

The Power of Leave No Trace


Standing atop Macomb’s slide, I was expecting to bask in the glory of New York’s Forest Preserve.  With a sprawling vista to the west and an island-speckled Elk Lake below it’s a sight to behold.  Perhaps you’ve even been here?  My inspiration was diminished, however, by a negative social impact READ MORE

#LeaveNoTraceWithADK: Social Media and the Backcountry


While navigating the spellbinding terrain along the Pacific Crest Trail, I found it difficult to resist the temptation to take photos. Each endless vista around each corner was more jaw-dropping than the last! As I hiked onward, smartphone in hand, impermanence was weighed against the magnitude of the moment. “After READ MORE