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Why You Should Force Your Kids to Go Outside, Even if They Whine…

Getting outside is one of the most healing and restorative acts you can do for yourself. It’s good for your body to get moving, and it’s good for your soul to be out among the trees and wildlife. That’s not just sentiment; there’s science to back it up. See The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes… Continue reading Why You Should Force Your Kids to Go Outside, Even if They Whine…

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Hiking Springer Mountain on the Appalachian Trail

I grew up in North Carolina and even though the Appalachian Trail runs through my state, I had never heard of it until college when a friend of mine hiked the whole thing with her dad. The entire trail runs from Georgia to Maine and is 2,181 miles long. When I moved to Georgia, I… Continue reading Hiking Springer Mountain on the Appalachian Trail

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Hiking the Spring Creek Trail in Cuchara, Colorado

The Spring Creek Trail is a moderate trail that winds up a slope and eventually connects with 2 other trails, the Baker Creek Trail and Indian Creek Trail. From this one trailhead, you can access miles upon miles of beautiful trails with grand views of the Cuchara Valley and its surrounding peaks. My partner for… Continue reading Hiking the Spring Creek Trail in Cuchara, Colorado