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Cluster Ballooning Anyone?

Cluster ballooning, if you don’t already know, is when you tether yourself up to about 50 to 150 helium balloons and take off up into the heavens. For more information, visit clusterballoon.org.
Poll Would you be up for cluster ballooning? Vote now!
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Gear Giveaway from TheGearJunkie.com

TheGearJunkie.com is starting a weekly gear giveaway to celebrate its first year online. Prizes include:Jetboil PCS Camp Stovea GoPro Digital HERO 3 cameraAhnu Footwear’s SoMa travel shoesthe Kelty Lightyear 15 Sleeping BagGregory’s Z22 backpackOsprey’s Talon 11 pack ...and more. Check it out! 
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So, have you seen Into the Wild?

  What did you think of it? Is it worth my time to go see it?
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Is WiFi in state parks a good thing?

A couple of weeks ago I found out that Itasca State Park in up state Minnesota has wifi. Slated next on the wifi list is St. Croix State Park. Frankly, I'm jazzed about it. It means I can search for coordinates for new caches not yet downloaded to my GPS. It also means I can still be connected to the outside world. On the downside, it also means I can still be connected to the...
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Three Days at Glacier National Park with Kids

Any recommendations for three full days in Glacier National Park in early July?  My husband and I are taking our two children, ages 11 and 6.  Both are active, but we are starting some conditioning hikes this spring.  We will be camping...where's best to stay?  What trails are best?  Keeping in mind children...
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Question for the candidates

If you had the chance to ask McCain and Obama each the same question, and only one question, relating to the outdoors, what would your question be?
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Should loaded guns be allowed in national parks?

The National Parks Conservation Association is helping give voice to people who oppose the NRA's push to allow loaded guns into our national parks. The NPCA is providing an editable letter of concern that will be e-mailed to the current administration. The comment period for this issue closes August 8, 2008, so if you feel the need to express your opposition, do so soon! For more information about existing firearm regulation in our national parks...
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Did you Wal-Mart today?

I've always had problems with the impact of a Wal-Mart store, on the local buiness community, but more importantly to me, on the environment. I've even avoided shopping there as much as possible.Now I've heard a bit about some environmental initiatives by the mega-retailer and, in light of the giant's potential for forcing a lot of suppliers (and the buying public) to maybe do some good things, I'm beginning to wonder if I need to reconsider.Any...
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Does your family love the outdoors too?

I ask because it seems like a lot of the people I know who are crazy about the outdoors were introduced to hiking, paddling, camping, etc. by their families. (I met a woman whose parents brought her on a Boundary Waters wilderness canoe trip when she was a month old!) As for me, well- my grandma, bless her, pitched a fit when she found out I was going on a Boundary Waters canoe trip with...
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Hiking boot fit

I just bought a new pair of hiking boots.? I got Asolos and I had to get the guys because my feet are wider.? The guys at REI kept saying I want the boot to be roomy around my toes but I had a hard time when it came to fitting around my smaller toes.? I feel like they are too big...is it just because I'm used to trail running shoes and lighter hiking shoes?...
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