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2011-06-27 00:00:29

Live Trails, a location-based social network dedicated for outdoor enthusiasts is launched today as a platform focused on helping people to share and discover outdoor places. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) June 26, 2011 Live Trails, a location-based social network dedicated for outdoor enthusiasts is launched today as a platform focused on helping people to share and discover outdoor places. It is built to make it easy to share information. People can post comments, photos, and movies about the...

2011-05-27 00:00:28

The current women's record holder plans world's fastest thru hike on the famed AT Asheville,NC (PRWEB) May 26, 2011 Jennifer Pharr Davis, current holder of the Women's Speed Record for the fastest thru hike of the Appalachian Trail, is headed back to the AT, hoping to make history by hiking away with the overall speed record. In June, Davis will hike from Mount Katahdin, Maine to Springer Mountain, Georgia. Her goal is to hike the entire 2,181-mile faster than the current overall speed...

2011-04-29 19:22:00

OGDEN, Utah, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a gear review at Backpacker.com, Dan Larson, writer for Backpacker, dubbed the new GEIGERRIG hydration pack the best hydration system - "Not the lightest, but worth the weight for no-suck, no-slosh, shareable hydration and fast in-line filtration on the trail." It's not the first time the industry has taken notice of these new pressurized hydration packs and in-line filters. GEIGERRIG hydration packs www.geigerrig.com also won 3M...

2011-04-12 12:36:00

WOOLRICH, Pa., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Woolrich, the Original Outdoor Clothing Company®, for the fourth consecutive year will criss-cross the country with Backpacker Magazine's Get Out More Tour to educate consumers about the skills and equipment needed to enjoy the outdoors and inspire healthy active lifestyles. The Woolrich sponsored tour began last week in Raleigh, NC and will make sixty-seven stops at retail stores, events and festivals before finishing in...

2011-01-03 00:00:38

New Life Hiking Spa in Killington, Vermont will be open for its 33rd year in business on May 19, 2011. Open each year from spring through fall, the 2011 season dates will be May 19-October 2nd. It is currently running specials for their award winning weight loss retreat at $300 off and additional specials for the hiking spa vacation. All inclusive prices start at $185 per night. Killington, VT (PRWEB) December 31, 2010 New Life Hiking Spa is one of the oldest and most established...

2010-05-19 08:41:00

Goal of 100 Hikes Set for Statewide Event, May 29-June 6 HARRISBURG, Pa., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amid Pennsylvania's bountiful outdoors, hikers will be picking their pace and path when Hiking Week 2010 steps off Saturday, May 29, offering participants at least 100 organized hikes across the state. "Thanks to the cooperative efforts of the co-sponsoring Keystone Trails Association and our bureaus of state parks and forestry, numerous healthy hiking activities are being offered...

2010-02-26 07:20:00

LITTLETON, Colo., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Adventure travel company Dolomite Mountains offers travelers the unique experience of mountain climbing a Via Ferrata. Via Ferrata (or iron road) is a mountain route which is equipped with fixed cables, ladders, and bridges. The use of these allows otherwise isolated routes to be joined to create longer routes which are accessible to people with a wide range of climbing abilities. It is a different way of enjoying the sheer magnificence of the...

2009-06-24 10:46:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Keystone Trails Association again are jointly sponsoring the sixth "Prowl the Sproul" hiking adventure from July 17 - 19 in the Pennsylvania Wilds in Clinton County. "With thousands of acres of mountainous, unspoiled beauty, Sproul State Forest District offers the perfect venue for hikers all ages and abilities to hit the trails," said John Quigley, acting secretary of DCNR. "For...

2009-05-05 10:56:00

Organizers Set Goal of 100 Hikes During Statewide Event, May 23-31 HARRISBURG, Pa., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Urging Pennsylvanians to embrace healthy lifestyles while enjoying the outdoors, organizers of Hiking Week 2009 are offering participants a chance to pick their path and pace in at least 100 hikes when the statewide event begins Saturday, May 23. "Hiking enthusiasts across the state, especially the co-sponsoring Keystone Trails Association and our bureaus of state parks and...

2009-04-27 12:30:41

Naked hikers are not welcome in Appenzell Innerrhoden, residents of the mountainous region of Switzerland have proclaimed by a show of hands. The 15,500 people who live in the pastoral Swiss canton decided at a recent town square meeting to slap a $175 fine on anyone found walking about sans clothes, the BBC reported Monday. I think it's disgraceful, one elderly gentleman said of nude hiking. God may have created us naked, but he gave us clothes to walk around in. Perhaps not surprising in a...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.