Matt Johnson

Executive Director, Solutions Recovery Inc. - Program Director, Recovery In The Wilderness

$3K Getaway to Santa Barbara, CA with Toad&Co

In spite of recent natural events, Santa Barbara's adventurous spirit persists.

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Why Hiking Ruined My Dating Life

Relationship status: In a relationship with the trails. That's what my Facebook should say.

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Hike to Hungarian Falls

Houghton County, Michigan

Hungarian Falls is a set of three waterfalls, the largest being around fifty feet in height, on the Dover Creek, just outside of Houghton, Michigan.

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A Walk into the Past: Returning Three Decades Later to Glacier NP

Glacier, Montana

As a kid, I grew up listening to trail stories from my father's past. His favorite story to tell was his trip back in 1983 with his high school buddy.

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The Great Upper Peninsula Waterfall Tour

If you live in the Midwest or visit, you're heard of the UP.

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Hike the South Kettle Moraine Loop

Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Park in the parking lot ($7) off of Moraine Scenic Drive. Follow the well-marked green trail and enjoy the shady hike through the Kettle Moraine Forest! Photos: Ann Althouse, Ron M, Ryan Dickey

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Hike, Swim and Jump at Rum Runner's Cove

Marquette, Michigan

Drive to the Wetmore Landing Parking Lot, right off County Road 550 North of Marquette. Park then walk out to the beach- there's 2 routes you can take.

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Backpack Rock Harbor to Lane Cove

Houghton Township, Michigan

If coming from Michigan, take the ferry to Isle Royale from Copper Harbor. After a three-hour journey you will arrive at the park via the dock in Rock Harbor around lunchtime.

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Camp at Paradise Divide

Carbondale, Colorado

At a literally breathtaking 11,250 feet, Paradise Divide offers seclusion and scenery that can't be beat.

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Backpack to Lake Verna

Allenspark, Colorado

Want to get away it from it all and enjoy some high alpine lakes? The East Inlet Trail is just outside Grand Lake, on the westside of Rocky Mountain National Park, 2.

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Hike the Flume Gorge

Lincoln, New Hampshire

The Flume Gorge in Franconia State Park is beautiful year round and every season has it's unique benefits.

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Hike to Lower Potato Falls

Saxon, Wisconsin

Coming into the park off Hwy 169 in Gurney, WI, you will turn West onto Falls Rd.

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Hike Mt. Democrat

Leadville, Colorado

To begin this wonderful hike, drive from the town of Alma, Colorado and head up Buckskin Street for about 6 miles. I would highly recommend a a vehicle with some clearance.

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Photograph the Potawatomi and Gorge Waterfalls

Ironwood, Michigan

Potawatomi and Gorge falls are two of the most scenic waterfalls on the black river. These two waterfalls are an easy stop for anyone and both waterfalls are accessible for wheelchairs.

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Frisco to Vail through Hike

Frisco, Colorado

Starting at the Meadow Creek Trail head just off the turn off to Frisco this hike connects the stunning Eccles Pass and Gore Creek trails.

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Hike to Gabbro Falls

Bessemer, Michigan

Gabbro Falls is on the Black River and is as impressive waterfall.  This wild waterfall does not have any fences or barriers, so view with caution from above.

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Hike the Fallison Lake Nature Trail

Boulder Junction, Wisconsin

Reachable by car or along the Heart of Vilas paved bike trail, start your trip by filling up your water bottle at the old manual well pump (if you forget there's another at the halfway point!).

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Hike or Bike the NHAL Raven Trails

Woodruff, Wisconsin

The Raven Trails are located adjacent to Clear Lake Campground in the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest.

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Climb Mt. Charity at John A. Latsch State Park

Minnesota City, Minnesota

John A. Latsh State Park is directly off of Hwy. 61 a few miles north of Winona. Begin your hike at the parking lot, following the signs for the Riverview Trail.

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Hike to Stephens Gap

Woodville, Alabama

The hike is 2 miles round trip. It starts from the open space where you park. (Details on where to park when you email in the permit). There is a sign labeled as the trailhead.

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Hike to the Bear Lake Overlook

Silver Bay, Minnesota

Leave from the carpark on Superior Hiking Trail. The trail climbs a little before descending into a valley and winding around the hills. In about 2.

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Hike to Big and Little Manitou Falls in Pattison State Park

Superior, Wisconsin

Pattison State Park is a Northwoods paradise. Home to Big and Little Manitou Falls, water is a main attraction here.

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Explore the Maroon Bells & Snowmass Wilderness

Aspen, Colorado

The beautiful and iconic Maroon Bells-Snowmass wilderness is home to some of the most amazing scenery and adventures to be had in all of Colorado.

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Camp at Silver Queen Campground

Aspen, Colorado

To start it off, head out from Aspen on Maroon Creek Road.

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