4 Rookie Mistakes Made by First-Time Backpackers

Avoid these rookie mistakes to better enjoy your first backpacking trip.

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4 Must-Visit Rocky Mountain Lakes Near Denver

Manageable trails, flawless views of snowcapped peaks, and impossibly blue waters are just some of the things you'll find at these Rocky Mountain Lakes.

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10 Amazing Fall Hikes Across the Country

Hiking during the fall is one of the best ways to witness the rapid change of season at a somewhat slower pace. Here are 10 fall hikes across the country that you don't want to miss.

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5 Health Benefits of Solitude

In today's overly connected 24/7 society, it can be difficult to find quality time with your spouse, kids and friends — let alone yourself. But carving out some quiet “me” time should be on everyone’s priority list, and even a few minutes flying solo can deliver big benefits. 

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Nature, the Ultimate Anti-depressant

And 11 ideas to get you outside.

One of our family’s favorite spots is the Davis Mountains in West Texas, home to the second darkest night skies in the U.S. We love to go there for the magical starry nights where the Milky Way can easily be seen without a telescope and for the sparsely populated terrain and the vast wilderness.

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Fun Outdoor Exercise Ideas to Help Keep Your Family Healthy

Families these days tend to spend a lot of time being sedentary, either sitting at desks working or doing homework, or on the couch watching television or playing video games. A sedentary lifestyle has been shown to be a contributing factor in a number of health issues, including childhood obesity, high blood pressure and type II diabetes.

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Easy Epics: 16 Drive-up Campsites any Backpacker Will Love

Combine the best of car camping (spacious tents, comfy chairs, frosty margaritas!) and the best of backpacking (deep solitude, outrageous scenery, swimming holes!) with these 17 accessible hideaways.

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Ten Spring Wildflower Hikes to See Gorgeous Blooms

Ten Spring Wildflower Hikes to See Gorgeous Blooms

Catch the best of the early season show on these nine routes curated exclusively for Basecamp members.

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Exercise Really Does Seem to Help with Depression

A clever new study demonstrates a causal relationship. Scientists and the public alike have long suspected that exercise can reduce depression, but the problem with proving it is the same as with many long-held general associations: it’s just an association.

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How Exercise Can Help Your Gut Health

Here’s yet another important benefit of staying active. If exercise came in pill form we’d all be chomping down handfuls every day, because the list of health benefits that come from staying active is nothing short of incredible. 

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