<![CDATA[Outdoor Sports news from The Wichita Eagle in Wichita, KS | Kansas.com]]> http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/ en-us Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:23:33 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:23:33 CDT Outdoors 60 webmaster@wichitaeagle.com Book takes a fresh look at Kansas hiking, biking http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article85980072.html#storylink=rss Kansas siblings co-author book on about 80 trails

Hiking, mountain biking trails covered

Detailed directions, maps, GPS coordinates add to information

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Outdoors calendar (June 26) http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article85979752.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:46:53 CDT http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article85979752.html Some park fees may increase http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article85863512.html#storylink=rss Overnight, 14-day and annual camping permits may increase

Guiding hunters banned on state lands, waters

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:10:25 CDT

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Order 'Michael Pearce’s Taste of Kansas Outdoors Cookbook' http://customercare.kansas.com/books/#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:03:39 CST http://customercare.kansas.com/books/ Outdoors calendar (June 18) http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article84604882.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 13:55:36 CDT http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article84604882.html Five great Kansas canoe and kayak trips http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article84604832.html#storylink=rss Two Kansas Rivers nationally honored for float experience

Trips available to rent gear, shuttle, or all on your own

Kansas float trips from a few hours, to a few days

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Sat, 18 Jun 2016 13:53:40 CDT

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Guiding on public lands expected to be banned http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article84493572.html#storylink=rss Hunters complain guides disturb their hunts

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Great Outdoors Day: free fun for families with Kansas parks permit http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article84295747.html#storylink=rss El Dorado State Park to host Great Outdoors Day and Governor’s Campout on Saturday.

Kayaking, fishing, horseback riding, wildlife identification and petting zoo to be offered

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Thirty years and counting: versatility, hard work help a guide service survive http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article83093027.html#storylink=rss Jeff Rader, 60, has guided at Glen Elder Reservoir half of his life

History-making floods, fires and droughts have been challenges

Strong work ethic, and adaptability, keys to making it three decades

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Fri, 10 Jun 2016 16:43:04 CDT

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Out-of-state hunters issued illegal deer permits; Arkansas River honored http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article83102592.html#storylink=rss Printing, mailing vendor send duplicates to thousands

Hunters allowed one permit annually to kill a buck

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Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:14:31 CDT

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Outdoors calendar (June 11) http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article83020122.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 10 Jun 2016 13:03:30 CDT http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article83020122.html Brown pelican http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article83021412.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 10 Jun 2016 13:06:05 CDT http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article83021412.html Since retiring, Bob Gress has been photographing wildlife all over the world http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article81739742.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 03 Jun 2016 21:07:04 CDT

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Outdoors calendar (June 4) http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article81425287.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:13:56 CDT http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article81425287.html Flint Hills eatery strives for quality local food without high costs http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article81713337.html#storylink=rss Keller Feed & Wine uses many locally grown foods

High school class, students help with much of the produce

Midwestern, Southern food specialties at $13 and under

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Fri, 03 Jun 2016 18:53:44 CDT

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American white pelican http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article81433522.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:35:41 CDT http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article81433522.html Five great hiking trails within two hours of Wichita http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/michael-pearce/article80558162.html#storylink=rss Trails of up to 30 miles

Tall grass prairie, giant boulders, mature woodlands included

One of the best, for wildlife viewing, is within Wichita

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Sat, 28 May 2016 14:18:04 CDT

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Watch Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission meeting live, online http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/michael-pearce/article85462267.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 06:45:56 CDT http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/michael-pearce/article85462267.html Dad, daughter conquer the seven summits http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article85455832.html#storylink=rss RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. - On May 21, the father-and-daughter duo of Greg and Vanessa Blasic made it into one of the loftiest clubs on Earth.

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By PAM KRAGEN ]]> http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article85455832.html
For Chesapeake Bay Swim winner Debbie Dawson, age is just a number http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article85455867.html#storylink=rss Debbie Dawson has swum with dolphins and in the dark and in water so cold that her body once went numb for the last half-mile of a race. In one open-water race, she encountered a marlin she thought was a shark. Sometimes her blood rushes to her core to the point in which she can't breathe. Or she'll reach her arm into the water and come up with her hand covered in seaweed.

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JAKE LOURIM ]]> http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article85455867.html
Why more amateur athletes are hiring coaches http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article85455897.html#storylink=rss It's no secret that the best endurance athletes in the world have coaches who guide their training, analyze their performances, assess their strengths and weaknesses, and help them reach new heights. At stake are world records, national titles, financial success and potential fame.

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By BLAIR ANTHONY ROBERTSON ]]> http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article85455897.html
Five ways to limit dehydration during summer outdoor exercise http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article85455902.html#storylink=rss The deaths of four people - three hikers, one mountain biker, all only in their 20s - during Arizona's ongoing heat wave are horrifying. And even though the Dallas area has barely hit 100 degrees, much less the 114 experienced in Tucson in Sunday, our steamy, sultry, sweat-inducing heat needs to be observed and honored. Here are five ways of being smart during outdoor workouts (in addition to wearing sunscreen and sunglasses):

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LESLIE BARKER ]]> http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article85455902.html
Vekter Games use fitness competition to test athletes, encourage donations http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article85455907.html#storylink=rss Last month, Gary and Alea Helmick experienced the feeling of being in the spotlight in their sport, placing fifth in their respective divisions in the Atlantic Regional to qualify for the Reebok CrossFit Games next month in Carson, Calif.

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JAKE LOURIM ]]> http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article85455907.html
Quiet hikes and undiscovered cabins at Washington's favorite state park http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article85455862.html#storylink=rss During summer, we love Deception Pass State Park like we love no other playground. The park, which straddles Whidbey and Fidalgo islands, gets more annual visitors than Mount Rainier.

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By TAN VINH ]]> http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article85455862.html
Wina Sturgeon: Balance your body's dominance with these helpful tips http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article85456002.html#storylink=rss One of the biggest drawbacks to maintaining your athletic ability and your physical comfort as you age: one side of your body becomes too dominant. It works harder than the same tissues on the other side. The shoulder on your dominant side has more power, the core has more power, the dominant leg can take a longer and stronger step.

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By WINA STURGEON ]]> http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article85456002.html
Easy 15-minute workouts for a longer life http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article85455992.html#storylink=rss In less time than it takes to watch another rerun of "The Office," you can blast calories and increase your chance of a long life. Just 15 minutes of exercise a day can extend your life by 3 years, according to recent research from Taiwan. The study tracked more than 400,000 people over 13 years and found that participants who completed 15 minutes of moderate exercise a day increased their life expectancy by an average of 3 years compared with inactive individuals.

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By MARY SQUILLACE ]]> http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article85455992.html
Data-driven watch perfect for runners interested in analytics http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article85455987.html#storylink=rss For serious runners looking for a serious running watch, the Garmin Forerunner 630 offers all the bells and whistles you could want.

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JEFF BANOWETZ ]]> http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article85455987.html
Motivational tricks to get to the gym http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article85455997.html#storylink=rss No one can be 100 percent motivated all the time to go to the gym, which is why celebrity's pay big bucks to make the gym and its highly motivating instructors come to them.

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By DEVEN HOPP ]]> http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article85455997.html
Beauty of wildlife, flowers captured at Wichita park http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article84461787.html#storylink=rss Recent rains jumpstarted wildflowers at Chisholm Creek Park

Anyone can shoot good photos there, with camera or smartphone

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Blue-green algae warnings for Cheney Lake, Marion Reservoir, Sebelius Reservoir http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/article84295062.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 19:49:52 CDT

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