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Utopia or Myopia: How Hiking Can Help Save your Child’s Eyesight

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      Parents around the world will soon be hitting up their local outdoor stores, getting their tiny tots loaded up on hiking boots and camping gear. Thanks to an article published by The Economist, it has been discovered that children who spend their time indoors, reading and studying, are more likely to┬ábecome shortsighted. […]

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Six Rules to Stay Safe Around Mountain Goats

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  The Olympic Peninsula and Olympic National Park have a history of mountain goat incidents. From goats following hikers for miles down a trail to goats goring and attacking hikers, these beautiful creatures are not as calm and tame as people seem to think. In the past four years, there has been an increase in […]

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11 Ways to Stay Safe While Hiking: What Every Hiker Should Know

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  The snow has melted from all but a few spots of our favorite high alpine trails. The paths to amazing views in Olympic National Park and the Pacific Northwest are getting more crowded. New hikers are discovering nature and those who hike in the summer have dusted off their boots, found a hike in […]

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The Olympic National Park is Becoming Trashy

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“Leave only Footprints, take only pictures”   We have all seen the signs around natural areas telling us to be respectful of the environment. Signs are constantly telling us to pick up our trash, pack in and out all garbage and to stay on designated trail areas, but it appears as if fewer and fewer […]

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Want a Better Memory? Go Hiking.

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  A study on the correlation between brain activity and exercise resulted in not only confirming what most people assumed about physical activity, but also proved that those who work out on a regular basis are both physically and mentally strong. Researchers conducted 19 studies involving 586 individuals and discovered that just 10 to 40 […]

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