Truck Camper News in Review April 19-25

Elite anglers take on the Big G

There are two words that excite any bass angler, Lake Guntersville. Known as the Big G, the lake spreads out over 56,000 surface acres along the Tennessee River. It is also the state’s largest body of water. Lake Guntersville is a bass mecca. Depending … (source: Anniston Star)

42-mile trail among latest Mich. recreation additions

Detroit — The 42-mile Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee Trail is one of the latest additions to Michigan’s extensive trial network and those involved in the project say it expands recreation options and will make rural roads safer. A ribbon-cutting … (source: The Detroit News)

Destination Recreation: Spring Hiking

Just before you get into Stowe Village on Route 100, take a left onto Moscow Road. You’ll go about two miles, cross a bridge and take another left onto Cotton Brook Road. “We are in the Cotton Brook Block of the Mount Mansfield State Forest,” says Pete … (source: WCAX)

Camping and wildfire danger

SHERWOOD – Dry conditions continue, unchanged the DNR says from Thursday, but fire crews are preparing for a weekend of wildfires. Several counties now have burn bans or advisories in place in the hopes of preventing that. The wildfire risk is very … ( )

A Comfy Compact Camping Chair That Packs Away Into Its Own Legs

Even if you’ve opted to spend a weekend car camping instead of truly roughing it with nothing but a pack on your back, you still don’t want to pack too much stuff. So in lieu of a couple of awkward folding lawn chairs for cozying up next to the fire … (source: Gizmodo)

Camping Comfortably

Last Friday I let go of the illusion that I am not middle-aged when I walked into REI in search of a new sleeping pad for camping. I have always prided myself on my ability to sleep for weeks on end on the thinnest of mats with nothing but a fleece in … (source: Palo Alto Online (blog))

Make a Simple, Self-Inflating Camping Pillow Out of Memory Foam

Once it’s all put together, you can roll it up and secure it with a strap. When you undo the strap, the memory foam expands to self-inflate your pillow. Good sleep can be hard to come by when you’re camping, but a decent pillow might help. Check out … (source: Lifehacker)

Albany, Schenectady improving access to Hudson, Mohawk rivers

Lakes, ponds, streams, waterfalls or beaver vlys — there’s just something about water that draws the eye and soothes the soul. We put the sounds of water — waves at the beach or a babbling brook — into meditation mixes. But when it comes to where we … (source: Albany Times Union)

The Trail Less Traveled: Heath, Women of Weatherby changing the outdoors world

Hope springs eternal, however, and recently I came upon a bright spot in this journey. I met Haley Heath in the Weatherby booth at the NRA convention in Nashville, Tenn. Heath has been a veteran of the outdoor and shooting industry for many years, and … (source: The Daily Citizen)

Olympic National Park closes Enchanted Valley to camping after bears approach …

The park said the Enchanted Valley area is closed to all camping between Pyrites Creek and the O’Neill Pass trail junction. The six-mile section of trail between these two locations remains open for hiking, but there is no camping above Pyrites Creek … (source: Q13 FOX)

Comal River closed to recreation

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – The Comal River will be closed to recreation for the remainder of Saturday. The announcement, made by the New Braunfels Police Department, cites high and fast-moving water as the reason for the closure. River conditions will … (source: FOX 29)

Destination Recreation: Burlington Tree Walk

“We’re starting with this tree right here which is an eastern red cedar which is actually a type of juniper. And if you’re familiar with cedar chests, the wood from cedar chests comes from the eastern red cedar,” says Nancy Knox with Branch Out Burlington. (source: WCAX)

Larimer County officials work on canyon recreation plan

Larimer County and the city of Loveland will be at two of the meetings to share the draft recommendations from A Bigger Vision for the Big T, an assessment of recreation and conservation opportunities along the Big Thompson River and North Fork. • May … (source: Loveland Reporter-Herald)

RE Thompson brings learning outdoors

Students Demarion Newsome and Desmonda Sanford carry a bag of mulch for the outdoor classroom being constructed Friday at R.E. Thompson, made possible through a grant from Alabama Wildlife Federation and Lowe’s Toolbox for Education. (source: Times Daily)

Outdoors gear maker Cascade Designs moving into Reno

Cascade Designs, an outdoors gear firm, is moving about 100 manufacturing and distribution jobs from its Seattle-based headquarters to Reno. The company, which oversees MSR, Therm-a-Rest, Platypus, SealLine, PackTowl and Hummingbird products, will … (source: Reno Gazette Journal)

How to save money for vacation from 11 travel experts

Summer travel season is right around the corner, a time of year when many Americans take a break from work and school for some much-needed R&R. For those of us planning on taking a vacation this summer, the time off doesn’t come cheap — American … (source: Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Travel Channel’s Sama

ntha Brown offers tips for trips

Longtime viewers of the Travel Channel are sure to know Samantha Brown, who has hosted a variety of shows including “Great Hotels,” “Girls Meets Hawaii,” “Passport to Europe,” “Great Weekends” and “Samantha Brown’s Asia” since the early 2000s. (source:

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