Off the Main Roads: Find (safe) winter wanderings …

As we finally can enjoy the snow, which we so rightly deserve, it’s a good time to remember a few practical tips to keep...

Off the Main Roads: Guided by nature …

Finding your way in the woods without a map or compass can be a daunting task. Yet our ancestors traveled their wild world —...

Off the Main Roads: Winter senses meditation …

It’s so easy to let the winter season bottle you up in your house in an odd mix of hibernation mode and cabin fever....

Off the Main Roads: A wall of green …

If you’re similar to most of the Hill populace, many of your trips into nature are characterized by toiling up a dusty path through...

Off the Main Roads: Rewilding 101 …

In our every day lives of texting, Twitter, Instagram and Angry Birds, we often don’t take the time to peel our eyes away from...

Off the main roads: Leading a group hike …

You’ve been asked to lead a large group of your friends out into the wilderness. Holy responsibility, Batman. What do you do? Don’t panic....

Off the Main Roads: What’s eating you? …

Every day spent hiking out in our forest brings more mysteries to be answered. This week let’s explore some partially “parasitic” partnerships that have...

Off the main roads: Pine pop quiz …

Have you ever asked yourself … Why do pines have both big and teeny, tiny cones?  The answer lies in the basic biology of pine...

Off the main roads: Have you ever wondered? …

Hiking around these mountains you may see all sorts of things in nature that just seem designed to boggle the mind. 1. Why is your...

Off the main roads: Outdoor skills from local experts …

One of the best ways I’ve found to get myself outside and enjoying nature is to take up a new outdoor skill. While some people...
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