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Black-legged ticks, also known as deer ticks, can carry Lyme disease. Kenneth H Thomas/Science Source/Getty Images hide caption

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Lyme Disease Is On The Rise Again. Here's How To Prevent It

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Ibrahim Habash walks with one of the many Palestinian recreational hiking groups that have sprung up largely in the last decade. The Israeli trails network, with its blue and white markings, extends into the West Bank, and Israeli and Palestinian hikers often cross paths on the same trails. Daniel Estrin/NPR hide caption

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For Palestinian Hikers In West Bank, A Chance To Enjoy Nature And Escape Tensions

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Sara Leibold (left) at the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail in 2011. Rhys Hora is thru-hiking the trail this year. Courtesy of Sara Leibold/Courtesy of Rhys Hora hide caption

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What You Learn Hiking The Whole Appalachian Trail

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A cairn marks a trail in Arches National Park in Utah. Some people build the piles as a meditative exercise, but their proliferation has infuriated some other nature lovers. Larry Clouse/CSM/Landov hide caption

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Making Mountains Out Of Trail Markers? Cairns Spark Debate In Southwest

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A typical midhike feast once hikers reach their destination. HaeRyun Kang/NPR hide caption

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Keeping Alive The Korean Love For Hiking, Thousands Of Miles From Korea

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