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Day Hiking Gear: 4 Essentials for a Successful Day Hike

Day Hiking Gear: 4 Essentials for a Successful Day Hike

Day Hiking Gear 4 Essentials for a Successful Day Hike When it comes to day hiking gear, we tend to think that we don’t need to pack that much day hiking gear because we’re not going to be out in the forest that long. However, we tend to forget the...

MPG Cycling Shorts Review

MPG Cycling Shorts Review

MPG Cycling Shorts Review Yes, I am a Cyclist... I've been an adult cyclist since 2012 after realizing that I was 300 pounds of fat and laziness. I would become out of breath bending down to tie my own shoes - no joke! So I got a bicycle and...

Hiking Gear Tag – 5 of My Favorite Hiking Gear Items

Hiking Gear Tag – 5 of My Favorite Hiking Gear Items

The Hiking Gear Tag is a tag challenge going around within the hiking, backpacking, bushcraft and outdoor communities on YouTube. I was a recipient not once, not twice but three times of the Hiking Gear Tag challenge. So three channels challenged me to the...

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Finding Southern Illinois Fall Colors without the Crowds

Finding Southern Illinois Fall Colors without the CrowdsFinding southern Illinois fall colors is a popular activity at this very moment. Each transition of summer into fall into winter, southern Illinois fall colors really pop. It is one of those activities many...

5 Southern Illinois State Parks: To Do List

5 Southern Illinois State Parks: To Do List

5 Southern Illinois State Parks: To Do List Southern Illinois State Parks are great for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy nature while also getting out with friends and family. While most southern Illinois State Parks offer some kind of hiking trail, there is...

Hiking Jackson Hole Ecological Area in the Shawnee National Forest

Hiking Jackson Hole Ecological Area in the Shawnee National Forest

Hiking Jackson Hole Ecological Area in the Shawnee National Forest Join Hiking with Shawn as we hike Jackson Hole Ecological Area in the Shawnee National Forest of Southern Illinois. Jackson Hole Ecological Area includes beautiful waterfalls, awesome bluffage, and...

5 Must See Natural Cave Shelters in the Shawnee National Forest

5 Must See Natural Cave Shelters in the Shawnee National Forest

5 Must See Natural Cave Shelters in the Shawnee National ForestThere are many Natural Cave Shelters in the Shawnee National Forest that I have visited throughout the years. I always find natural cave shelters to be very interesting to find. Natural cave shelters make...

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LEAVE NO TRACE: Snake Road Style

LEAVE NO TRACE: Snake Road Style

LEAVE NO TRACE: Snake Road StyleIn this article, I take the 7 Principles of Leave No Trace and apply them specifically to LaRue Pine Hills Snake Road. As Snake Road continues to grow in popularity among both tourists and those who are interested in the scientific...

New Feature Announcement: Trail Guide Series!

New Feature Announcement: Trail Guide Series!

Announcing!!! Hiking with Shawn's Trail Guide SeriesA NEW FEATURE is coming to the Hiking with Shawn website called Hiking with Shawn's Trail Guide Series! This new blog post series will feature information about each hike that I go on starting now! The purpose of...

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