Before bringing your furry friend on a hike, consider these important things.
By Teaghan Skulszki – September 9, 2021
Animal shelters emptied out amid the COVID-19 pandemic as people adopted furry friends to quarantine with through 2021.
But the adventures you may have planned with your pet may need some rethinking, according to the National Park Service.
The service is urging people to reconsider hiking with their dogs after three dogs died on the trails in July. Additionally, NPS and local search and rescue teams in Los Angeles and Ventura County reported about a half dozen canine rescues already in 2021, a year that has seen scorching temperatures across the West.
“Keeping canine companions safe during a hike requires planning and a heavy dose of realism,” Ken Low, an NPS ranger at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, said in a press release.
LEXINGTON, S.C. — A California couple has been walking across America to raise awareness and money for a nonprofit.
Grace Nesseth and Matt Grooms started their journey out of Huntington Beach, California, on October 2nd.
They plan to finish their cross-country walk on May 1st in Myrtle Beach. Grooms got the idea to walk across the country after reading a book and thought it would be cool to have it as their next adventure.
J.D. Simkins – April 12, 2021 | Updated April 16, 2021
America’s national forests are home to hundreds of thousands of hiking trails, campgrounds, rivers, ski resorts, and more.
To give back to lands that give us so much, the National Forest Foundation is turning every dollar donated during the month of April into a tree planted in a national forest.
From now until the end of the month, the congressionally-chartered NFF will match all donations to plant up to 75,000 trees, part of a greater effort by the Foundation to plant 50 million trees to battle deforestation and revive a West that was crippled in 2020 by seemingly interminable fires.
Because of the impact of fires this past year, the National Forest Foundation will focus tree-planting efforts in areas that encountered the most detrimental fallout, areas many fear will face even worse challenges in 2021 due to lingering drought from previous year.
By hiking at night, nature lovers gain new perspectives while escaping crowds
By Rachael Davies, Published March 10, 2021 • 9 min read
Photographer Rebecca Douglas has always been fascinated by the night sky.
Her love of the stars has taken the U.K. resident on “star walking” trips to Iceland and into the Arctic, where she steps out onto darkened trails to capture twinkling constellations and glowing planets in her images.