Rock Climbing at Donner Summit

Many rock climbers know about the easily accessed, high-quality granite routes found along Old Highway 40 on the Western end of Truckee, collectively known as Donner Summit or Donner Pass. For local climbers, “The Summit” is an excellent training ground for the more lengthy and involved climbs to be found in nearby ...

About Backpacking Trips Along the Continental Divide Trail

As noted at the U.S. Geological Survey site, National Atlas, the web page, “Continental Divide of the United States,” the natural boundary that separates the waters that flow into the Pacific Ocean from those that flow into the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico is known as the Continental Divide. The “Great Divide” as ...

Things to Do in Oregon: Smith Rock State Park

Sparrows and golden eagles dip and soar around the jagged peaks of the cliffs. Climbers from all over the world scale the towering slabs of tan, cinnamon, red, and turquoise. Down in the canyon, small Vs of ducks fly up the Crooked River, squawking loudly, bending to stay in the river’s path. Everything and everyone ...

Iron Horse Trail, Pedestrian and Cyclist Highway in the City

Choosing a more environmentally friendly way to travel has its benefits and downfalls. Cycling through town using the road is a great way to keep in shape, but where should cyclists ride, the road or the sidewalk? It is more appropriate to ride on the road, but many cyclists take to the sidewalk for safety reasons. ...

Best Cycling on the Confederation Trail, PEI

Cycle PEI’s Confederation Trail and take the slow route across the island. Visit the larger cities such as Charlottetown and Summerside, before stopping to relax on the quiet ocean beaches, view heritage sites, and pitch a tent in a provincial campground. PEI bike rentals make this cycling trip an easy-to-plan and ...

The Shawangunk Wine Trail: Wine Tasting in the Hudson Valley

The Shawangunk Wine Trail snakes its way North between the majestic Hudson River and the breathtaking Shawangunk Ridge. Generally following the floodplains of the nearby Wallkill River, this land is incredibly fertile, perfect for winemaking. The Shawangunk Wine Trail is perfect for day-trippers from New York City ...