How a 6-Year-Old Survived Being Lost in the Woods

How a 6-Year-Old Survived Being Lost in the WoodsCody Sheehy is standing in a grassy meadow in northeast Oregon, surrounded by dark pines, spruce, and juniper trees. Cody, 39 years old and six foot two, grew up in a ranching family here in remote, rugged Wallowa County. When he was six years old—a mere 40 pounds and three and a half feet tall—he got lost in these woods while playing with his older sister during a springtime family picnic. Within a few hours, a search party began looking for him, crisscrossing the Blue Mountains on horseback all night as rain fell and temperatures hovered just above freezing. They never found him. Instead, Cody, who is now a Tucson-based documentary filmmaker and sailor, found himself. Over 18 hours, he walked an estimated 14 to 20 miles out of the mountains and into the sparsely populated Wallowa Valley. During that journey he fell into a river, climbed a tree to escape two terrifying coyotes, and hid from a passing car because—as he recalls it—his reptile brain had taken over. He was cold and... Read More »

How to Thru-Hike with Your Family

How to Thru-Hike with Your FamilyLast month, a family of eight completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. As far as we can tell, they’re the biggest family group to walk the full 2,190 miles. Although it may seem intimidating to hike through mountains for five months with kids ranging in age from two to 17, Ben Crawford, the father, says they were all more than capable of the task. Crawford, his wife, Kami, and their kids live in Bellevue, Kentucky. They’ve been backpacking as a family for years—although never for a stretch this long—so they mostly knew what to expect when they started their AT hike. Now that they’ve finished, Crawford says any family with the desire and right amount of experience can do the same. “One of the things we believe in,” Crawford says, “is seeing how far kids can go and supporting them to take another step.” If you’re looking to take a big family backpacking trip—even if it’s on a much smaller scale—here’s what you need to know from the Crawfords and other families who’ve done... Read More »

Secretary Zinke and the Great Public Lands Wholesale

Secretary Zinke and the Great Public Lands WholesaleThe United States is now likely the world’s largest oil producer. Even so, the Trump administration continues its sprint to lease the nation’s public lands to energy companies. From September through the end of the year, the Bureau of Land Management will offer leases for oil and gas drilling on nearly 3 million acres of public lands,according to government statistics compiled by the Wilderness Society and Center for Western Priorities. That would mean, according to the Center for Biological Diversity, that for the entire year the administration will have offered for lease almost 4 million acres in the Lower 48 alone. That’s a nearly four-fold increase over 2016, the last year of the Obama administration. And that doesn’t include lease sales in Alaska and in public waters such as the Gulf of Mexico, where Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has vigorously pushed leasing as part of the administration’s policy of energy dominance. To that end, Zinke has directed BLM offices, which... Read More »

Henry’s Fork Lake Loop – Uintas Backpacking Guide

Henry’s Fork Lake Loop – Uintas Backpacking GuideThis loop explores a gorgeous alpine mountain basin with every enticement you dream of — misty mountain meadows, tall pines, small lakes and winding streams that tie it all together. And if that weren’t enough, the whole scene is framed by a massive mountain range with Kings Peak at its head. This trip is truly a gem in the High Uintas, with an opportunity for some solitude along the way. QUICK FACTSDistance: 18.2 miles (29 km) round-trip (depending on itinerary add ons)Days Needed: 2-3 days (depending on itinerary add ons)Elevation Gain: 1,532 feet (467 m)Peak Elevation: 10,830 feet (3,300 m)Best Travel Time: June - OctoberHIGHLIGHTSPossible wildlife sightings, including elk, mule deer, black bearFascinating geology Beautiful lakes and riversTall pinesBeautiful meadows and wildflowersWell-maintained trails for the most partDogs allowed High-country lake fishing LOWLIGHTSMuddy and rocky trails at timesArmies of mosquitos and horseflies, but also ticks and yellow jacketsCold/muddy... Read More »

Bhare Bazaar Lyrics – Namaste England

Bhare Bazaar Lyrics – Namaste EnglandBhare Bazaar Lyrics – Namaste England: This peppy song is sung by Badshah, Vishal Dadlani, Payal Dev & B Praak. Its music is composed by Rishi Rich & Badshah while its is written by Master Rakesh and... Read More »

Gallan Teriyan Song by Sukhe-E Musical Doctorz

Gallan Teriyan Song by Sukhe-E Musical DoctorzGallan Teriyan Lyrics – Qismat: Ammy Virk and Neetu Bhalla have sung this song which is written by Jaani and music directed by Sukhe-E Musical Doctorz. Get Gallan Teriya lyrics and video... Read More »

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Hiker rescues hawk from Cactus!

Hiker rescues hawk from Cactus!Man Rescues Hawk From Cactus Spikes 💘 Man Rescues Hawk From Cactus Spikes 💘Credit: ViralHog Posted by VTRND on Saturday, September 8,... Read More »

Marriage proposal on Hiking Trip!

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10 Must-Haves for Your Hiking First-Aid Kit || REI

Have you ever felt overwhelmed at the prospect of building your own first-aid kit? We partnered with the experts at NOLS Wilderness Medicine to figure out the most important items to bring on every adventure. Watch the video, then click here to find a wilderness first-aid class near you: https://www.rei.com/events/a/wilderness-medicine And to learn more about... Read More »

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