Hiking Crag’s Crest

                    This is the “Crest” on Crag’s Crest, a popular trail on the Grand Mesa.  Considering Mesa County and Grand Junction are smack in the middle of a high desert, finding ourselves on a hike in the middle of the woods is sometimes disorienting.  Still, it’s …

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Hiking Around Amicalola Falls

At an amazing 729 feet, Amicalola Falls is the tallest waterfall in the entire southeastern U.S. Its exact location is within Amicalola Falls State Park in Dawsonville, Georgia. I had road tripped near this park before but never stopped in for a visit. So, on my most recent visit to north Georgia, I couldn’t pass …

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Tips for Hiking Wet Trails

The Gulf Coast of Florida has seen a lot of rain this summer and with the rain comes humidity and mosquitoes. Hiking is not the most appealing thing to do under these conditions, however, there are times when a person just can’t spend one more day closed up in a box looking at the same four walls. …

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Mammoth Cave: Hiking the Grand Avenue Cave Tour

Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky offers a variety of different cave tours–there’s literally something for everybody. If you have kids you can send them on a kids-only adventure. Have trouble walking long distances or climbing stairs?  Take the Frozen Niagara Tour. Want to see the caves’ underground rivers?  Go on the River Styx Cave …

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Outdoors in the Withlacoochee State Forest, Florida

Withlacoochee State Forest is the third largest forest in the state of Florida and consists of seven different tracts of land: Two-Mile Prairie, Homosassa, Citrus, Headquarters, Jumper Creek, Croom, and Richloam. These tracts lie within four different counties located on the west-central side of Florida: Citrus, Hernando, Sumter, and Pasco. Map of the forest provided …

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5 Fun Waterfall Hikes in the Southeast

Hiking to a waterfall is always fun for me. If it’s hot outside, a waterfall provides an escape from the heat and maybe even a light shower. Waterfalls also give me something to look forward to if it’s a long hike–they’re like nature’s own reward. These are a few of the most memorable and fun …

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Hiking at Dusk

The setting sun creates long tree shadows. Summer is here and it’s hot! This can be discouraging when thinking about going for a hike. In some areas you also have to add in the humidity level. To beat the heat some people like to wake up before sunrise and go for a morning hike. However, …

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Cinema Sunday: Mount Everest

We are officially launching a new feature here on Tripleblaze.com: a weekly blog post titled “Cinema Sunday.” Each week we’ll bring you a new video relating to the outdoors. It might have to do with hiking, camping, caving, or just some of the amazing natural phenomena that you can see around the world, but one …

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127 Hours Movie Review

Last week I got a chance to watch the film 127 Hours, the true story about hiker Aron Ralston’s ordeal in the Utah desert in 2003. For those who don’t already know the story, Ralston was hiking/climbing solo in Blue John Canyon, Utah when a boulder fell and pinned his arm, trapping him for days …

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