Texas Beach Hike

by Brooke Anderson 3

Summer is meant to be celebrated, soaked in and explored. For just a few shorts months we are blessed with longer, sunny days, meant to spend countless hours outdoors, living life. This past weekend we took a short trip to a local riverside beach complete with rocks ...

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Geocaching: Will Hike for Treasure

by Amy Annis 4

Ask a child if they want to go for a walk through the woods and you will likely get a less than enthusiastic response.  Tell them that there is a hidden treasure involved and you have clues and the tools to find it and you will ...

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Yosemite: My First Trainer

by Harriet Anderson 5

My first time doing any type of endurance activity came when I worked in Yosemite National Park when I was in college in 1956. I had fallen in love with Yosemite when I first went up there in the late 1940’s. I had wanted to work ...

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On Top of the World

by Amy Becker Williams 8

I froze outside room 202 peering in, checking my schedule, checking the room number.  Something wasn’t right.  The weights weren’t attached to machines, but were clanking around and being propelled by pure manpower. How could I have registered for the wrong PE class?  This wasn’t the ...

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Outdoor Yoga: Poses for Hikers

by Margaret Burns Vap 12

Hiking is a great reminder to have fun when you exercise. We do it not just for the health benefits, but also for enjoyment. There’s a feeling of accomplishment when you hike a trail, especially one with a destination that includes a natural landmark like a ...

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