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Opal Creek

Visiting Opal Creek (Oregon)This is a page about visiting Opal Creek (Oregon). A natural wilderness area that is located east of Salem and contains thousands of acres of untouched old growth forest, with trees over 1,000 years old.


Several cockleburs on a jacket sleeve.

Beware of CocklebursCockleburs are a nuisance to remove from clothing and pet hair. It is exactly this trait, the hooked ends on their spines, that actually lead to the invention of VELCRO® hook and loop style fasteners. So as you are deburring your clothes and pet's fur, remember that they were inspirational to Swiss inventor George de Mestral, it may make the task a bit more fun.


A tall waterfall in the woods.

Visiting Anna Ruby Falls (Helen, GA)Anna Ruby Falls is a beautiful location to visit next time you are in Georgia. This is a page about nature walk at anna ruby falls (GA).


A woman hiking.

Hiking TipsThis is a page about hiking tips. Hiking is an easy outdoor activity that most of us can inexpensively enjoy.


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Print Topographical Maps as Alternative to GPSIf you like to hike, camp, or do outdoorsy things, but don't want to spend a lot of money on an expensive GPS system, you might want to try printing out a free topographic map online. has maps of the US that you can sort by city, county, or by feature.


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Prevent Backpack From Slipping When PackingTo help your Scout (Boy Scout or Girl Scout) keep his/her external frame backpack from sliding all over the floor while packing it, get a set of rubber chair-leg covers or crutch covers to put on the bottom of the "legs" of the pack.


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Makeshift BackpackTo make a temporary backpack for carrying your lunch on a short hike, bringing home trailside treasures, or transporting other light objects, just close the waist of a long-sleeved sweater or jacket with pins or string. Knot the sleeve ends together to form a strap.


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