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  1. Exploring Wisconsin's outdoors: There’s an app for that!

    Planning to visit the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest? Have an iPhone? Try downloading a free phone app that will help you explore the trail system of this state forest. Visit www.discoverycenter.net/nh-al-trail-iphone-app.html for a download link. Also visit dnr.wi.gov/wnrmag/2011/08/nhal.

    • Nov. 3, 2011
  2. Tips for close encounters of the animal kind

    Whether you’re in the great outdoors to camp, hike, or just for a leisurely walk, there’s a good chance you’ll come across a wild animal of some kind. Most likely it will be a squirrel or some kind of bird, but you occasionally may run into the likes of bears, coyotes, or – gasp! – snakes.

    • Sep. 29, 2010
  3. How to choose hiking boots

    Not much is required for hiking – a day pack, maybe a walking stick, and of course, a good pair of hiking boots. Hiking boots are essential because, obviously, you’re feet are doing all the work and thus should provide you with comfortable support and traction that will hold up on even the most rugged terrain.

    • Aug. 17, 2010
  4. How to choose backpacking gear

    Backpacking is great in many ways. It gets out into the wilderness, where you can breathe in fresh air and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You can see beautiful landscapes and also get some exercise, too.

    • Aug. 17, 2010
  5. The best trails in central Wisconsin

    Here are some of the best trails in central Wisconsin, as listed in the Wausau Daily Herald and Stevens Point Journal's weekly Outdoor Recreation Guides:

    • Aug. 16, 2010
  6. Tips for safe hiking

    Use this list of safe hiking tips to keep you moving.

    • Aug. 17, 2010
  7. Tips for getting started

    Here are a few tips to make your next hike a safe one.

    • Aug. 17, 2010

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