Is it safe to hike with your dog off-leash? Officials, rescuers urge caution

Is it safe to hike with your dog off-leash? Officials, rescuers urge caution
Hiking a precipitous trail with his dog off-leash – a common sight around the Pacific Northwest that has sparked a feisty debate among hikers. Everybody seems to have a firm opinion about whether or not they care to see dogs running free along trails …
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Mooresville man to hike Appalachian Trail for veterans charity

Mooresville man to hike Appalachian Trail for veterans charity
A former Marine in Mooresville is preparing to start hiking the entire Appalachian Trail to raise awareness of Carry the Fallen and the rate of veteran suicides in the United States. Steven Lesage, 32, who plans to begin his 2,200-mile trek in March …
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What A View! Three Local Hiking Spots Around Clemson
With football season come and gone, it may seem like there isn't much to do on the weekends. However, know that there is so much around campus and the neighboring areas for Clemson students to do. Nearby state parks and hidden local gems offer trails …
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Find Your Hike in Greater Palm Springs

Find Your Hike in Greater Palm Springs
The Coachella Valley Hiking Club continues to blaze new trails whether it's for a beginner at the base of the Indian Canyons to the expert who can experience the picturesque peaks of the San Jacinto mountains. Now more than 400 strong, the valleywide …
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Arizona travelblog: Hiking Mummy Mountain
I finally had some free time Monday, so the Dish and I hiked up Mummy Mountain, which sits hard behind the Camelback Inn. You can't go all the way up the mountain, at least we can't, but halfway up was still a hike and gave us a spectacular view of the …
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Family hike planned by Victor Hiking Trails in Fishers

Family hike planned by Victor Hiking Trails in Fishers
VICTOR — A relaxing six-mile guided hike is planned for families who'd like to get outside for three hours of fresh air and exercise. Victor Hiking Trails Chairman David Wright has announced what he's calling "an easy hike, or ski trek if there is …
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Smokies celebrates centennial with 'Hike 100'
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is challenging the public to hike 100 miles on the park's maintained trails during 2016 in celebration of the National Park Service's centennial anniversary. Leading the way will be Smokies superintendent Cassius …
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