Tag Archives: backpacking

Outdoor Safety for Families: How to Stay Safe this Hiking Season

With the end of winter and the start of spring comes warmer weather, blooming flowers, and peak hiking season. While you should absolutely enjoy the trails, be sure to keep an eye out for some dangers the warmer weather brings: poisonous plants, fungi, insects, and arachnids all pose some significant dangers to hikers. The best thing that you can do to stay safe is to keep an eye out for these dangers and prevent poisoning in the first place.

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Camping at Vogel State Park, Georgia

As part of our family’s Appalachian Trail backpacking trip, my wife and I took our daughters camping at Vogel State Park in Georgia.  Apart from the terribly twisty road that gave my wife and one daughter motion sickness, the park was beautiful and well worth the trip.  It has a …

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