I’ve seen wild bears a few times in my life. When I was a kid growing up in central Pennsylvania, bears would sometimes wander into town from the surrounding Appalachian mountains in search of food. Most recently, I stumbled upon one in someone’s front yard in Asheville, North Carolina. While bears are incredible creatures, encounters aren’t generally desirable. Bear safety is as much a human problem as a bear problem.
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The best towns and communities along the Appalachian Trail are full of Appalachian history and culture. Whether you’re thru-hiking the entire trail, exploring one portion for the day, or driving a route in the general direction of the AT, these mountain towns are worth exploring.
Backpacking backpacks are like travel companions. And mama always said, “Choose your friends wisely.” From hiking backpacks to travel daypacks, these bags will be your new best friend.
The more you experience this state’s greatest adventures, the more you understand why it’s important to do your part in preserving Arizona for generations to come.
Deep glacial lakes, alpine meadows carpeted in wildflowers, the awe-inspiring peaks of the Snowy Range, historical sites, wildlife, and great food to keep you going. All in Laramie, Wyoming
Laramie is nestled directly between two mountain ranges, flanked by the massive Medicine Bow National Forest. Making Laramie your basecamp gives adventure seekers of all kinds the chance to explore all that the area has to offer.