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1987 Was The Most Popular Year For National Parks (Not 2016)

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I’ve always had a problem with statistics, specifically, the number of people partaking in an activity. We see these numbers all the time in the news. “3 million people did this,” and “134 million people did that.” The problem is ...

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Have You Seen The Log Bridge Trail Cam?

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Let’s pretend you’re walking through the woods and you see a log over a creek. Would you think anything of it? Well, if you’re Robert Bush you’d wonder “are animals using this as a bridge?” He decided to set up ...

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The Outdoor Report | Week of August 17

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Greetings campers! At 50 Campfires we’re often chatting about the latest headlines in the outdoors because that’s where we spend most of our time. From national park news to new gear to the latest survival story; they’re stories that have ...

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This “Firefall” Only Happens For Two Weeks Each Year

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Every year hundreds of visitors gather nightly to witness this stunning transformation of Horsetail Fall in Yosemite National Park. For just two weeks, the angle of the sun electrifies the 1,575-foot waterfall, giving the illusion of fire cascading down the ...

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1978 Airstream Turned Into A Stunning Treehouse

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Kevin and Laura Mooney have a knack for building treehouses that people can’t wait to stay in. In 2011 they opened a resort in northern Ohio called The Mohicans. They have a vast array of impressive cabins and treehouses for ...

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Why Did A Coyote Attack A Skier In Yellowstone?

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On Tuesday, January 28th, a 43-year-old woman was bitten by a coyote while skiing in Yellowstone National Park. Coyote attacks are extremely rare, so the question that comes to mind is, why did this happen? As stated in the press ...

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Visit these 100 National Parks for FREE on Martin Luther King Jr. Day


As we always say at 50 Campfires, anything that gets you off the couch and outdoors is a good thing! This Monday you can visit 100 national parks for free! The more popular parks charge up to a $35 entrance ...

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Portlandia’s “Get The Gear” Skit Is Spot On

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We’ve all seen them on the trail. They have a hydration pack. They have walking sticks. They’re probably wearing $1000 of clothing and gear. …and the trail is 1.3 miles long. Gear is fun, but it can be a trap. ...

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The Best National Parks to Visit in the Winter

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Nature lovers often think of winter as the off-season. You don’t play football in May, and you don’t go hiking in December. But what if we told you that winter can be the best time of year to visit some ...

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Gear Of The Year Awards 2019

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2019 is coming to a close, and it’s time for us to talk about our favorite gear! Like every outdoor media platform, we work with brands to create sponsored content throughout the year. It helps us keep the lights on, ...

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