Author: Dr. Allen Cherer

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A Closer Look at the Parks, Peaks, and Prairies Trail

The Adventure Cycling Association is committed to consistently developing trails and unforgettable experiences for cyclists. The newly unveiled Parks, Peaks, and Prairies Trail is a record setting milestone in several ways. Here are some of the highlights that outdoor enthusiasts are sure to enjoy. Over 50,000 Mile Mark! The Parks, Peaks, and Prairies Trail officially pushed the total trail routes… Read more →

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Top Ways to Repel Insects During Summer Hiking

Warm sunny weather might seem perfect for hiking, but the temperatures also allow bugs to flourish. The bugs people encounter during hiking can be more than just annoying. Some pests like ticks also carry dangerous diseases. To protect themselves, hikers need to follow these insect repelling tips. Wear the Right Clothes The clothing a hiker wears makes a big difference… Read more →

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The Health Benefits of Hiking

Whether alone, with your dog, or with the family, hiking is a fun activity that also serves as good exercise. The benefits of hiking are numerous, and some are even a bit surprising. Brisk activity is good for your heart because it gets it pumping, and a hike with a few hills does so even more. Hiking, which often involves… Read more →

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The 10 Best Hiking Films of All Time

Outdoor people understand that the call of Nature is undeniable. When you’re not actually hiking, you can still watch other people try. Here are the ten best hiking films of all time:   Appalachian Impressions – Highly recommended for anyone considering tackling any part of the Appalachian trail, Mark Flagler’s comprehensive view of the A.T. offers hiker interviews, trail tips,… Read more →

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Exposing Three Myths About Hiking

Hiking is a great physical pursuit for people of any age. Go for a hike and you’ll find yourself interacting with nature, challenging your fitness, and probably taking in some great vistas, too. However, some people won’t try hiking; they’ve allowed a few all-too-common myths to discourage them from taking to the trails. This is a shame, because the benefits… Read more →