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It’s That Time of Year…REI Membership Dividend

It’s That Time of Year…REI Membership Dividend

Spring is here. What that means if your an REI member is that you should be receiving shortly ( if you haven’t already) your yearly dividend and your 20% off coupon! WHOO HOO! I love REI and I am planning to use my dividend and 20% off coupon towards a new pair of  hiking shoes. If your [...]

March 27, 2013 Kristopher Artz EVENTS, REVIEWS 0

3 Reasons to Skip the Super Bowl & Take a Hike

3 Reasons to Skip the Super Bowl & Take a Hike

I guess by the title of this post you can pretty much tell I’m not that into football. Some years I do watch the Superbowl, but I really don’t go out of my way to watch it. So, if your like me, on the fence and looking for a few good reasons to blow it [...]

January 31, 2013 Kristopher Artz EVENTS, UNCATEGORIZED 0

Happy 96th Birthday to the National Park Service

Happy 96th Birthday to the National Park Service

On August 25th, the National Park Service is celebrating  96 years since it’s creation. The National Park Service was established in 1916, and created to take care of all of the National Parks throughout the country. With 397 National Parks Nationwide, there is bound to be one not too far from you, so plan a [...]

August 8, 2012 Kristopher Artz EVENTS 0

National S’mores Day, 2012

National S’mores Day, 2012

It’s amazing how many National ______ Days there are, but really, so many of them are pretty goofy. I know a lot of people get excited on the day where you are supposed to talk like a pirate, but I usually feel pretty silly trying to participate in those things. BUT… here’s one anyone can participate in [...]

August 8, 2012 Kristopher Artz EVENTS, FUN 0

Brown Bear & Salmon Cam- Brooks Falls, AK

Brown Bear & Salmon Cam- Brooks Falls, AK

I want to thank my friend Richie who turned me onto this one.  If you think you have strong will power, by all means head on over to this site while your at work. For the rest of us, it’s better to wait until we are at home. http://explore.org/#!/live-cams/player/brown-bear-salmon-cam-brooks-falls What an amazing opportunity to watch [...]

July 30, 2012 Kristopher Artz EVENTS, FUN 0

The Great American Backyard Campout

The Great American Backyard Campout

June 23, 2012 is The Great American Backyard Campout, which is sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation. The Great American Backyard Campout is part of the special event series from National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There™ movement. The “Be Out There Movement” is a campaign to expose children to outdoor activities and help instill within them, [...]

June 12, 2012 Kristopher Artz EVENTS 0

Learn About Wildflowers…Take a Hike

Learn About Wildflowers…Take a Hike

If you love flowers and especially Wildflowers, you probably already know that May 7th-13th, 2012 is National Wildflower Week. This isn’t a Hallmark holiday. You don’t need to buy anyone  a card or chocolates. This is simply a week set aside to celebrate the beauty of wildflowers. The thing about wildflowers is there are so [...]

May 10, 2012 Kristopher Artz EVENTS, FUN, HIKING WITH KIDS 0

The Biggest Full Moon of 2012 is on May 5th

The Biggest Full Moon of 2012 is on May 5th

On the evening of Saturday May 5th the moon will be at it’s closest point in it’s orbit around earth for the year of 2012. The moon will appear to be 14% larger than any other full moon of the year. The best way to really notice the larger size is observe it when it’s [...]

May 3, 2012 Kristopher Artz EVENTS 1

Celebrate Earth Day 2012

Celebrate Earth Day 2012

Earthday this year is on Sunday April 22….That’s only 2 days away! How do you plan to spend your time? I for one, am going camping with my family and intend to pack a picnic lunch to take on one of our our hikes. I cannot think of any way I’d rather celebrate Earth Day [...]

April 19, 2012 Kristopher Artz EVENTS 1

Free National Park Week, April 21-29

Free National Park Week, April 21-29

April 21-29 is Free National Park Week.  Explore more than 100 National Parks that usually you’d have to pay an entrance fee to get into. Now get out there and use this as an excuse to have an Adventure! Visit www.nps.gov to learn more… [...]

April 11, 2012 Kristopher Artz EVENTS 0