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living by lake
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3 Benefits of Living by a Lake

Whether you are going to be acquiring a property as a permanent residence or for the purposes of vacationing, it is all about location, location, location. Purchasing a home on a lake, or within reasonable walking distance, is not…

summer camp
Camping

This Summer’s Must-Visit Campsite

It’s that time of year again- the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and the sun is beaming, hinting that summer is well and truly on its way. There’s no better way to spend your summer than in…

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Three reasons to plan a mountain vacation

A mountain vacation offers opportunities and activities that are unique to the area. That gives you a variety of reasons to go there. Relaxation Escaping to a quiet cabin in the mountains can be an incredibly relaxing experience. Spending…

natural-objects
Camping

Wildland Ethics – Leave What You Find

Allow others a sense of discovery by leaving rocks, plants, archaeological artifacts and other objects of interest as you find them. Minimize site alterations. On all sites, leave the area as you found it. Do not dig trenches for…

fire-uses
Camping

Wildland Ethics – Use Fire Responsibly

The use of campfires in the backcountry was once a necessity and is now steeped in history and tradition. This tradition is so entrenched in our minds that for some the thought of going on a backcountry camping trip…

Camping

Wildland Ethics – Plan Ahead and Prepare

Carefully designing your trip to match your expectations and outdoor skill level is the first step in being prepared . Make inquiries with local land managers about the character and popularity of your intended destination. Many wilderness areas suffer…

backcountry-hiking
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Concentrate Impacts in High-Use Areas

Concentrating use in popular or high-use areas is a simple and effective method to reduce the impact of a backcountry visit. Main travel corridors and popular destinations usually have well-established trails and campsites. Continued use causes little additional impact…