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Activist groups fight for Environmental Changes

Posted by in Activism

With over 140 active toxic plumes polluting Long Island groundwater, how can the drinking water be protected? Erosion has been battering the shorelines for decades and now we see the accelerated effects of climate change with rising water levels and increased intensity of storms and hurricanes. Grassroots activists and responsible lawmakers are busy proposing legislation and educating members and the public on the environmental issues facing Long Island. The entire Atlantic coast has been under duress from climate change creating the need for coastal protection. In addition, New York State…read more

Hiking Essentials for Winter and Summer Trails

Posted by in Camping, Gear, Hiking, Tips & Tricks

The lure of the outdoors and hitting the trails draws people in the Winter and Summer seasons. Each season offers varied and exhilarating advantages including, sight lines pronouncing new views not visible during summer when trees block the way. You experience wildlife which are more visible in certain environments. And many hikers wait for the cooler fall and even winter temperatures. This article is geared toward day hikes, but each section is important if you are on your own, with a hiking buddy or an experienced hike leader. Preparation is…read more

Hiking trails in the Carnic Alps – Karnische Höhenweg

Posted by in Camping, Hiking

On the Trail of History The „Karnische Höhenweg“ is a long distance hiking trail. It starts at the Tyrolian town of Sillian and leads 150 kilometers along the border between Austria and Italy, through the Karnian alps, all the way to Villach. Beautiful nature and mountain tops, many of which are more than 3000 meters high, guarantee for astonishing views. The trail itself is at an altitude between 1800 and 2200 meters above sea level. To complete the whole trail, you should plan about 7-10 days, depending on your fitness…read more

New York State Parks Outdoor Adventures

Posted by in Camping, Hiking, Other Sports

Outdoor activities surrounded by majestic mountains are just a few hours north of the hustling, traffic ridden, stressful – but great city – climate of New York’s Manhattan island in the beautiful, healthy, relaxing mountain ranges of Harriman/Bear Mountain, The Adirondacks and Catskill State Parks. The Catskills and Adirondacks are called New York State Parks, but are actually Forest Preserves. and all three parks offer a variety of short and rugged hiking trails, full camping sites and a variety of water sports that cater to families and outdoor groups. Harriman/Bear…read more