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Looking for Spring on March 20 at Forks of the River!

Hello, spring! Come out, come out, wherever you are! Let’s celebrate the official first day of spring on March 20 by looking for signs that this exciting season has arrived at Forks of the River WMA. This hike is for girls in grades 2-4. … Continue reading

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Brownies Find Flowers, Fungi, Swallows and Skinks

Last weekend six adventuring Brownie Girl Scouts, their troop leaders, and two Girls Outside guides hiked Ijams’ Meads Quarry and Ross Marble areas. The young hikers had eagle eyes and spotted so many neat things — almost immediately they sighted … Continue reading

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Trip Report: Girls Outside Beats the Heat at Ijams’ Mead’s Quarry

A hot and steamy September afternoon couldn’t keep our intrepid group of six 4-6th grade girls and four Girls Outside guides trapped indoors! Ijams’ Mead’s Quarry provided the perfect retreat. After a little getting to know you and some Leave No Trace … Continue reading

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September 6: South Loop Fall Hiking Adventure for Grades 4-6!

Time to sign up your girl for our first hike of the fall season — Ijams Meads Quarry for girls in grades 4-6! This hike is offered in collaboration with Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians, though you do not need to … Continue reading

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Announcing Spring 2014 G.O. Hikes!

Now announcing two G.O. hikes to get your favorite girl outside this spring! Both hikes coming up are for elementary-aged girls, one for girls in grades 1-3 and one for girls in grades 4-6! Both are offered in collaboration with Girl Scouts … Continue reading

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Spectacular winter panoramas: River Bluff and High Ground Park

We had great weather for our February hike this year, with temperatures in the 60s and two new hiking areas to explore, both with great views of the city. Twelve girls, grades 4-6, and five Girls Outside Guides, including four … Continue reading

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Inside Nature’s Paintbox: An Autumn Urban Wilderness Hike

A simple question: “What color is that tree?” But this time of year, there’s extra room for creativity in your answer. Our Girls Outside hikers this past weekend decided the tree in question could be described as red, orange, pink, or peachy pink, reflecting … Continue reading

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