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2011-09-10 07:00:00

The Via Ferrata, Canopy Tour and Nelson Rocks Outdoor Centerâs beautiful hiking trails reflect the Preserveâs dedication to the preservation of the mountain as a natural, scenic and recreational resource. Circleville, WV (PRWEB) September 10, 2011 Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine is sponsoring a weekend giveaway (http://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/contests/nelson-rocks-outdoor-center-giveaway/) featuring some high-flying fun and specutacular climbing adventures at Nelson...

2011-09-01 16:00:00

Best Hiking Boot (dot) Org Offers a Birds-Eye View of the USAâs 10 Best Hikes (PRWEB) September 01, 2011 Avid hikers all over the world seek out adventures, memories, and experiences that will last a lifetime. The United States is home to some truly beautiful, thrilling hiking adventures -- so many, in fact, that it would be impossible to pick just one. It is even hard to pick ten. But outdoor product review site Best Hiking Boot [dot] Org ( besthikingboot.org ) has published...

2011-08-13 00:00:31

The Gear Aid app is now available via the Apple and Android Markets as a free download. Bellingham, WA (PRWEB) August 12, 2011 McNett®, the outdoor industry leader in personal care, water treatment and gear care and repair products for nearly 30 years, has launched a digital version of its popular gear care and repair guides. The Gear Aidâ“ž¢ app offers tips, recommendations and step-by-step instructions for proper outdoor gear care and repair. Now available...

2011-07-01 09:59:00

Outings Planned for All Interests, Abilities at Popular Annual Event HARRISBURG, Pa., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The rugged beauty of the Sproul and Susquehannock state forests again will be showcased for hikers and other visitors when the three-day "Prowl the Sproul" series of hikes steps off Friday, July 22. Marking its eighth year, the increasingly popular hiking program links forest visitors with guides from the Bureau of Forestry, Keystone Trails Association and local...

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...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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