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Never too Late to Start

Galen Chamberlain was 61 years old when he started hiking. Now, at 81, he has hiked thousands of miles and is still going strong | by Holly Weiler

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Outdoor Podcasts to Inspire

Listening to a podcast gives you a deep, personal connection to people and places; it's like sitting down with a friend. Here are four shows that will immerse you in adventure and the great outdoors | by Shannon Cunningham

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At Home in Nature

People might not always be welcoming, but when I'm outside, I can breathe freely and find peace | by Hamziye Aman

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Two Backpackers, Two Techniques

Two WTA staffers break down their methods for planning what goes in their packs — and for ensuring they have the experience they want on their backpacking trips.

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Poetry and Paths: 6 Poets to Read on Your Next Hike

Poets can bring the beauty of nature to life with their words. On your next hike, bring some poetry with you, and enjoy your time on trail in a new way. To get you started, here are six hikes, paired with six poets to read on those trails. By Jonathan Shipley.

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How To Identify Birds by Their Songs

While you're hiking, it's often much easier to hear birds than to see them. Learning bird calls can help you know who you're sharing the trail with, and give you a richer experience when you hike. | By Jessi Loerch

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Hiking with Kids: More Hiking, Less Whining

"Best Hikes with Kids" author shares her top tips | by Susan Elderkin

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Prescribing the Power of Parks

A new program in Whatcom County is helping doctors prescribe outdoor exercise to their patients | by Jessi Loerch

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Back to Strength

After a major illness, trails were how I recovered | by Angelina Boulicault

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Hiking Through Grief

After losing his wife to cancer, Joe Hendricks used hiking as a way to overcome his grief | by Jessi Loerch

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A Path to Healing

OCD, anxiety and eating disorders once controlled me. Discovering hiking showed me a way back to myself | by Christina Hickman

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Trails for All

As hiking's popularity booms, that includes a new wave of ethnic and racial diversity | by Lornet Turnbull

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