Author Archives: Cathy

A Hike to Avoid

Grand Teton National Park, I have a bone to pick with you (as my mother used to say when she was mad at me). A few days ago the Good Hiker crew was looking for a nice short morning hike. … Continue reading

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The Top Ten Health Benefits of Hiking

You know hiking is good for your health. But do you know just how good it is? If you are heading out for a hike this Memorial Day weekend, take note of all the good you are doing for your … Continue reading

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Planning a National Parks Trip — To the Tetons!

The Good Hiker crew (me, sister Lisa, and nieces Katie and Susie — the original Certified Good Hikers) are heading to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks this summer for the Fourth Annual Girls’ Adventure Tour. We’re in the planning … Continue reading

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Free Certified Good Hiker Kits for Earth Day

Welcome to all who arrived here from Claire Walter’s fabulous blog Mile High on the Cheap and other Cities on the Cheap! The Certified Good Hiker Kit is an outdoor education game that helps adults teach kids how to be … Continue reading

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Welcome MHOTC Readers! And Hello Spring

Welcome to all who arrived here from Claire Walter’s fabulous blog Mile High on the Cheap. The Certified Good Hiker Kit is an outdoor education game that helps adults teach kids how to be “good hikers” — how to have … Continue reading

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Parks Photo Contest Winners

A few months ago I posted about the photo contest being run by the National Park Foundation: the Passport to the Parks Sweepstakes. The winners were announced this week. I have to say, I’m a bit perplexed by the top … Continue reading

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Posted in Colorado, Montana, National Parks, Photographs, U.S. Forest Service | 1 Comment

Welcome Daylight Savings! Free Kits Today!

As far as I’m concerned, this is one of the best days of the year. More daylight at the end of the day, plus the lengthening days overall means more time to get outdoors. In celebration, I’m giving away 100 … Continue reading

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Defenders of Wildlife Photo Contest

When I was an editor at Audubon magazine, I saw a lot of really stunning wildlife and nature photos. I can take a decent shot, but my photos are nowhere near the quality of those professionals. I wish they were, … Continue reading

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Posted in Contest, National Parks, Photographs, Wildlife, Wyoming | 1 Comment

Free Days in the National Parks

Explore a national park this weekend! Admission is free this weekend,  in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Several other free days are planned for this year: April 16-24 (National Park Week) June 21 (First day of summer) September … Continue reading

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Passport To Your National Parks

I love the U.S. national parks. I lived in Yosemite National Park for two months back in the 1980s (and got college credit for it, believe it or not), and I loved every minute of it. The parks always seem … Continue reading

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Posted in Alaska, Colorado, National Parks, Rafting | 6 Comments