What Are Rock Cairns, And What Purpose Do They Serve

What Are Rock Cairns, And What Purpose Do They Serve

When it comes to stone stacks, or “cairns” as they are historically called, hikers can get caught between a rock and a hard place. Build them or trust them at your own peril. The word cairn originated in Gaelic, meaning “mound of stones.” Their primary purpose for the...
Whitewater in Iowa

Whitewater in Iowa

Your next great whitewater getaway is waiting, though it might not be where you think. Iowa is leading the Midwest in an exciting new trend: converting low-head river dams into whitewater parks. Iowa’s three whitewater parks in Elkader, Manchester, and Charles City...