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Gorp.Com is the ultimate resource for outdoor enthusiasts to plan hiking, camping, and national parks vacations worldwide by offering ideas and recommendations customized to their specific travel interest and combining a distinctive blend of expert and consumer advice. Gorp.com is part of the Away Network, founded in 1999 and based in Washington, DC.

Boomers begin by searching the “Park Finder” where you pick your desired region and state and choose from great activities such as archaeology, backpacking, biking, camping, climbing, day hiking, fishing, horse riding, nature viewing, paddling, sailing, scenic drives, scuba diving, snorkeling, snow sports, surfing, and windsurfing.

The “Parks” section features Parks Around the World, Featured Parks & Public Lands which include scenic byways, lakes and seashores, wild and scenic rivers, and national and historic trails and “Top Parks.” The section “Park Spotlight” currently highlights the Everglades National Park which has 47 backcountry campsites offering up unique views of the diverse ecosystem encompassing 1.5 million acres.  “Trip of the Month” might have you hiking Mount Rainer or the Olympic mountains. Exciting times are sure to be found in “Adventure Trips and Guided Tours” like Cowboying on the Great Divide at the Bar W Dude Ranch in Whitefish, MT.

Are you in the mood for a hike? Peruse the “Trail Finder” section for Gorp’s most popular trails. You can submit your favorite trail if you find that it is not listed. Find your perfect campground under the “Camping” section sporting practical advice from how to car camp to how to build a winter fire.  One fabulous spot is Clabough’s Campground in the mountain setting of Pigeon Forge, TN. If you’re heading out of state for the weekend, the “Weekender Guides” section has great outdoor ideas like boating around the Farallon Island National Wildlife Refuge with the Oceanic Society in San Francisco.  If you prefer to keep your feet on solid ground, check out the Peruvian Lilies and Coastal Redwoods at Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park.  Boomer families will want to peruse the “Gear” section for packing-list needs and for great tips that range from how to choose the right weatherproofing to finding the right bike seat.

Check back often to see what Gorp is featuring as the “Park of the Month” and the “Trip of the Month.”  Lend your expertise to answer people’s travel questions at Gorp in “Discussion” or if you have a question for the experts ask either the Gear Guy, Gear Girl, or Survival Guru. We love this website that provides a wealth of information for all outdoor enthusiasts to explore and enjoy the vast beauty of the world outdoors.