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Hiking

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Recognize the signs of hypothermia – The arrival of cold weather provides opportunities to romp in the snow, ski the slopes or enjoy an afternoon ice skating on a frozen pond. But spending time outdoors in the cold or even in an indoor space that is not adequately warmed can result in a serious health condition known as hypothermia. #hypothermia

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Overheated – I’m going to share a random memory about me being overheated. It was back when I was a teenager in the Boy Scouts. We went to Shiloh National Military Park in Shiloh, TN. #Shiloh #Overheated

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What is forest bathing? – The mood-boosting feeling of rejuvenation many people experience while spending time in nature is not in their heads. In fact, researchers in parts of Asia have long since studied and documented the benefits of spending time in nature.

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How everyday citizens can protect local parks – Local and national parks provide great, often awe-inspiring respites from more developed areas. According to the National Park Service, the United States is home to 59 protected areas designated as national parks, and the NPS encompasses hundreds of additional national park sites as well. In Canada, more than 30 national parks attract millions of visitors each year, supporting the notion that national parks are a global attraction worthy of governmental protection.

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Pack well for a hike in the wilderness -September may enjoy the title of National Wilderness Month, but any time of year is a good time to enjoy the great outdoors. One of the ways to immerse oneself in nature is to enjoy a day hike or overnight backpacking excursion.

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Getting outdoors really is good for you – People who live in regions where winters are cold often note the feeling of rejuvenation they enjoy on the first warm day of late-winter or spring. The chance to get outside and soak up some sun while breathing some warm air is a feeling unlike any other for those who spend much of their winters bundled up in layers of clothing.

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How to choose the right backpack – Upon hearing the word “backpack,” people naturally think of back-to-school season, when throngs of children board buses and head to classrooms across the country. However, the backpack need not be pigeonholed into such a narrow stereotype; there are many different uses for backpacks.

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Prevent blisters while hiking – Hiking is a popular sport that takes people into the great outdoors on a regular basis. Hiking over varied terrain and up inclines and down declines is a great way to push the cardiovascular system and build up muscles in the lower body.

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Iron Furnace (Cumberland Gap National Park). This weeks Travel Thursday takes us to the Cumberland Gap National Park near the Tri-State Marker to the Newlee Iron Furnace. In this short hike, you will also see a small waterfall near the furnace. #IronFurnace

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Chained Rock (Pineville, KY) – Here is an interesting place to go hiking and see a rock that is chained at the top of the mountain that is protecting the city of Pineville in Kentucky. This weeks Travel Thursday feature is Chained Rock! A site with a bit of history and legend to it. #ChainedRock #Pineville

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Grotto Falls – I share about my experience with this hike and tid-bits about this hike too. Part of the Smoky Mountains. #GrottoFalls #Hiking

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Hiking Safety – Hiking can be enjoyed even by novice outdoor enthusiasts, this rewarding activity also can be dangerous. Hikers often find themselves in remote locations where cellular phone signals tend to be weak, which can be troublesome, even when hiking in relatively crowded parks. That’s why it’s important to take the following precautionary measures when hiking. #Hiking #HikingSafety

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Explosive Rigged Trail Cameras – Public Safety Advisory. This is a press release submitted by the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Kentucky State Police Post 10. This is close to home for me, 2 hour drive, 100 miles. But, this could also be any where. Leave these things alone while you go hiking or even hunting or setting up your hunting area. #Hiking #Hunting #TrailCameras #HarlankY #Harlan

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