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Freezing temperatures, billowing winds, and falling snow have many people heading indoors in the wintertime. Those brave enough to venture during the winter in Colorado can discover a whole new world of fun. This winter, put on some warm clothes and get active outdoors together with these activities.

Climbing isn’t just a summer or spring sport. Ice climbing during the winter is an excellent activity for risk-takers. Frozen waterfalls, icefalls, and rock slabs covered in frozen water can be scaled up using special shoes and an ax. Ouray, Colorado, is one of the top places in the world for ice…


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Searching for the perfect way to stay active during the winter months? Snowshoeing is ideal, and there is no shortage of trails in Colorado. There is a trail that fits just about anyone’s needs. Whether you are a beginner and looking for a more family-friendly course or for more rugged terrain to venture off on your own, there is sure to be a trail to satisfy everyone’s needs. The following are some of the best places in Colorado to go snowshoeing.

Located in Rocky Mountain National Park, Bear Lake Trail is the perfect choice for beginners to snowshoeing. The terrain…


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The state of Utah is one of the very best places for stargazing. The national parks in the state make for some of the most incredible locations to treat yourself to a picturesque view of the night sky. Between the clean, dry air and wide-open spaces, it is tough to find anywhere better to take the family for an evening of stargazing. Whether you are treating yourself, family, or friends, the following are some of the most amazing places to stargaze in Utah.

The annual Astronomy Festival held every June at Bryce Canyon National Park is an excellent opportunity to…


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Utah is an excellent place to take a vacation if you’re a skiing enthusiast; there are many incredible resorts to choose from, depending on which attributes are the most important to you. First-class accommodations, rugged terrain, shopping, skiers-only paradises; Utah has everything. Here are a few of the best places to consider if you’re planning a trip.

  1. Park City Park City boasts 330 ski runs , with something for every level of ability. It’s also the complete package, with the town of Park City at the bottom of the mountain, as well as on-site accommodations. With shops, restaurants, and an…

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Ober Gatlinburg is an ideal destination for anyone looking for winter activities in Tennessee. Opening their slopes sometime in December, they have everything any winter sports enthusiast could want, as well as activities for those who’d rather relax indoors .

Winter Sports Ober Gatlinburg’s slopes are open for both seasoned skiers and snowboarders and for anyone looking to give these sports a shot. The resort provides instructors to teach any first-timers how to have just as much fun as experienced enthusiasts. For anyone looking for a bit of a challenge, the Ober Gatlinburg Freestyle Terrain Park provides countless opportunities for…


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Hypothermia occurs when your body loses heat faster than it can produce it- this can happen in various conditions, not just when people are left out in the cold. If you spend a lot of time in the great outdoors, you need to be aware of this, no matter what time of the year it might be. First, you need to learn to recognize hypothermia signs to keep its effects from becoming life-threatening.

The Body’s Core Temperature

Symptoms of moderate hypothermia begin to surface when the body’s core temperature falls below 95 degrees Fahrenheit.

Preventing Hypothermia

The best way to avoid hypothermia is to keep warm…


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Preparing to go hiking in the winter is not an easy undertaking. There is a lot that needs to be done in advance. Hikers must have the items they need to stay safe and healthy.

One of the most critical aspects of preparing is ensuring a hiker has warm enough clothes. Experts recommend dressing in layers to keep hikers more comfortable. The bottom layer of clothing should be able to absorb any sweat produced. The middle layer acts as insulation, keeping warm air in and cold air out. The outer layer should protect hikers from the harsh blow of the…


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Hiking is a popular pastime for nature lovers and adventure sports enthusiasts. You may enjoy casual walks along mountain streams or seek out rugged backcountry to test your climbing skills. Whatever your reason for hiking, safety should always be at the forefront of your mind. Here are the top eight survival skills that every hiker should know, regardless of experience level or hiking type.

How to Build a Fire

Even if you are venturing out for a short excursion, you may one day find yourself lost and alone in the wilderness overnight or longer. Fire becomes an essential tool for…


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While hiking and camping can be fun activities, they can also be dangerous when people are not well prepared or are inexperienced. Heading into the wilderness brings you closer to nature, but sometimes close proximity leads to confrontations with wildlife as frequently happens with bears. The presence of bears at many camping and hunting sites shouldn’t be surprising; after all, we’re encroaching on their territory, and they were there long before we arrived. Certain steps can and should be taken to avoid bears while participating in these activities — for our own safety and theirs.

National parks are among the…


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Utah is a spectacular vacation destination at any time of year. Camping is most often put on the itinerary for summer, but autumn is a great time to see the sights and enjoy nature. Here are some of the best spots in Utah for camping in the autumn.

Utah State Parks

The off-season is an ideal time to enjoy not only Utah’s national parks but also some of the state parks that are overflowing with visitors during the summer. Located just 15 minutes from St. George, Sand Hollow State Park is a fantastic destination on its own, and you have…

Matthew Pesner

Matthew Pesner is a PhD Student at Vanderbilt University studying economics interests in the intersection of labor, health & economic history. matthewpesner.net

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