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The Immediacy of the Woods

Thursday, July 19, 2012  |  Adventure
The Immediacy of the Woods

As I sit inside and listen to the thunderstorm shake New York City, I wonder if this is a time that I would prefer to be indoors. Yet, as I click through my email while balaning a phone between my shoulder, another ringing in the background, the stress of being pulled in so many directions makes me reconsider.

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Featured Hike: Surprise Lake

Thursday, July 12, 2012  |  Adventure
Featured Hike: Surprise Lake

Ever wonder what it's like to hike with Discover Outdoors? This week we've tried to capture one of our classic Hike & Swim trips: Surprise Lake.

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Trip Recap: Hike & Yoga

Thursday, July 5, 2012  |  Adventure
Trip Recap: Hike & Yoga

When I was little, I never really understood theÒpoint" of hiking. I would wear down really quickly and be dragging myself up the mountain after 20 minutes. As I got older though, I found myself enjoying it more and more. I embraced the fresh air and let myself get lost in my own thoughts. I'm glad I made the time for this hike.

An urbanite finds out about the beauty of a day on the trail on a recent HIke & Yoga trip.

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A Day with Denny

Thursday, June 7, 2012  |  Adventure, People
A Day with Denny

Earlier this week we asked:

What cause you would commit your adventure to if you could pick any cause?

Today's blog is an example of one hikers commitment to one cause, Animal Haven shelter, and her experience on our Hike & Adoptable Hound trip.

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Featured Trail: Ship Rock Ridge

Thursday, May 31, 2012  |  Adventure
Featured Trail: Ship Rock Ridge

Ever wonder what it's like to hike with Discover Outdoors? This week we've tried to capture one of our favorite hikes: Ship Rock Ridge. The route is a level two to three hike, covering five miles of Harriman State Park.

After waking up to the Saturday morning alarm, pulling on our hiking pants, donning our baseball caps and hopping in the van, we begin our hike.

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Standing on Water

Friday, May 18, 2012  |  Adventure
Standing on Water

And that's when I saw something that baked my brain. There was a man standing on the water.

Standing!

He wasn't crouched down, riding a wave in to the beach. He was barely moving, and as I focused in on him, I noticed he had a long paddle in his hands. I couldn't help but stare. He moved at his own pace, and bobbed up and down as the waves came and went.

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