places to hike near me

1. Alabama: Hike: Blue Spring Loop, Conecuh National Forest Distance: 6.1 Miles The Scoop: A diverse display of vegetation and wildlife will have you on the lookout for longleaf pines, turkey oaks, otters, snakes, and even alligators. #conecuhnationalforest #sweethomealabama #getoutside #neverstopexploring #exploremore #naturehippies #nature #natureza #naturelovers #stayandwander #wanderlust #wildernessculture #peoplescreatives #keepitwild #staywild #sand #inthepines #sun #hiking #landscape […]

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The first benefit provided by the Jojoba shrub is the delight one gets in saying the name. Go ahead and say it out loud a few times; the name has a Mexican origin so the “J”s are pronounced as “H”s. It’s just fun to say. Wordplay isn’t the only thing this plant is good for though. […]

You wake up, slap some white muck from a spray can on your chops and scrape away your stubble with a throwaway plastic razor. Then you squeeze some fluorescent green goop out of a tube and scrub it all over your body, even washing your hair with it. Does this sound your usual routine in […]

We love the outdoors. We love the sun. But we don’t love skin cancer. Slapping on some sunscreen before putting yourself under that cosmic ball of fire is a wise choice, but what exactly is in that supposedly skin-saving lotion? Different sunscreens use different ingredients, so the only way to know is to check the […]

My sense of humor is just like my knuckles in winter: dry. In this post we are going to talk about different types of skin issues, what causes dry skin, and what we can do about it! You might be in a profession where you use your hands all day- maybe as a mechanic, artist, or carpenter. […]

Photo by Anton Preisinger

Aptly named soap scum is a vile nemesis mankind has been battling since we began bathing indoors. For some, feeling the press of a losing battle, the temptation to return to showering under waterfalls and bathing in river eddies — actually that sounds delightful — grows with each new layer of scum on their shower […]

“What’s your relationship with your body odor?” My friend has asked this question to others and I believe it’s a good one. How would you answer? Do you use soap in the shower or just water? Do you try to mask your scent or use nothing at all? Today we’re talking about colognes. Mass-produced cologne versus natural […]

Soap simply isn’t what it used to be. Many so-called soaps on supermarket shelves share more in common with washing powder than actual soap. Disagree? Let’s ask the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), who unequivocally proclaim, “Today there are very few true soaps on the market. Most body cleansers, both liquid and solid, are actually […]

2016 is upon us, the year that a hotel in space was planned to be opened, but whether that happens or not it doesn’t mean that you should let your New Year’s resolutions fall by the wayside. Take note of the ’s’ on resolutions, because here at Dr. Squatch we don’t believe that you should […]

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The Pacific Northwest Sasquatch is a supremely hospitable creature. One of my most recent visits found me treated to a delightful lunch following an early morning hike — rather a jog on my part just to keep up with his daunting gait. Our trek began in the silent dawn with the sun’s first rays silhouetting Stuart […]