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Rothrock’s State Parks

By: Bart Beck One of Rothrock‘s greatest and most popular assets are its state parks. Within the borders of the 96,975 acre State Forest...
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Rothrock State Forest: an Overview

By: Bart Beck   When many people think of State College, they think Penn State University, bar hopping, and college football. Often, less thought...
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Four Beaches near State College

By: Levi Opsatnic It wasn’t long ago that we discussed a list of beach games for the summer season, but like we said in...
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Five Fun Games for Summer Vacations

By: Levi Opsatnic With the start of summer fully underway and hot weather becoming the norm, it’s finally time to get those sandy vacations...

FreeU Back-country Nutrition

What you eat while out on the trail is just as important as what you eat at home. In this Free U installment, we...
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How to Block the Sun this Summer

By: Levi Opsatnic As the days get longer and the sun’s rays get brighter, it’s finally time to get outside and enjoy one of...
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From Zero to 500 Real Quick

By Lindsey Fritz The first time that I ever went camping was in the summer of 2016. Before then, I had never spent a...
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Get to Know a Vendor: Cotopaxi

By: Levi Opsatnic  As Pennsylvania welcomes a new season, Appalachian Outdoors has also opened their doors to a new brand. As I’ve said in...
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A Conversation with Jennifer Pharr Davis

Courtesy of Viking Press Q: According to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, 685 people reportedly completed the Appalachian Trail in 2016, up from just 182...