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Outdoors

An encounter with sea turtles

I often grab a quick lunch at a deli near my office. The majority of the employees who handle my orders have worked there for an extended period, which allows them to be familiar with what I do and do not typically order on my sandwiches and other items that go along with familiar questions at ...

Distance running teen returning to Mountainback

STATE COLLEGE — While many teen runners in Pennsylvania are busy training for track events or a 5K distance, there’s one who revels in 50 miles – or more – and has her eyes set on Central PA’s Tussey Mountainback 50 Mile Relay and Ultramarathon coming up next month. With race day ...

Outdoors calendar

Atkinson Mills Sportsmen’s Club • Meetings — held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The club is located at 55 Sportsmen Club Lane, McVeytown; email atkinsonmillssportsmensclub@gmail.com; online at http://atkinsonmills-sportsmensclub.weebly.com. Blue Rock Sportsman ...

A toxic mess

What is the biggest threat that wildlife faces in the modern era? It is the quality of water that those animals need to live. Poor water quality poses a significant threat to wildlife. According to data out of Great Britain, waterways across England, Wales and Northern Ireland are ...

Tips for comfortable tent camping this fall

The beauty of the great outdoors beckons millions of nature-loving individuals each year. Camping is a great way to fully immerse oneself in nature. However, there’s often a learning curve with tent camping, especially in regard to sleeping comfortably. A tent is designed to keep campers ...

Gifts for great outdoors lovers

Certain people feel right at home in the great outdoors. With the sun on their faces and the wind in their hair, rock scramblers and kayaking buffs simply can’t get enough of being outside in the elements. Outdoor enthusiasts need reliable gear to make their experiences that much more ...