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Weir Farm, CT

When J. Alden Weir traded one of his paintings and $10 for some land in Connecticut in the summer of 1882, he was just looking for a place to call home. He couldn't have predicted how much the place would shape his legacy. Over the years, the farm's peaceful fields and lush woods would inspire...

 

For all their reputation as free spirits, climbers talk a lot about commitment. From local crags to the big walls of Yosemite, you'll hear the word used to describe the do-or-die feeling on a challenging route—the moment of resolve to make a move with all your strength and risk the fall...

Bonneville Shoreline Trail

Utah residents have a peculiar park predicament. On the one hand, their state is famous for its spectacular natural landscapes—from the red canyons of Zion to the snowy peaks of the Wasatch Range. It boasts five celebrated national parks and world-famous skiing, mountain biking, and rock...

An early morning hike near Joshua Tree National Park

Say you're out exploring in your favorite national park—skirting the base of a rock formation in Joshua Tree, or making your way to the windswept coast at Acadia. You're just getting into a rhythm when the trail takes a turn and you see, instead of an empty horizon, a house and driveway. Huh...

Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? 
Proving nature's law is wrong it  learned to walk without having feet. 
Funny it seems, but by keeping its dreams, it learned
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