Hiking and Backpacking

  1. 5 Lessons for Transitioning from Road to Trail Running

    5 Lessons for Transitioning from Road to Trail Running

    Taking the leap from smooth paths to rocky trails can be intimidating, but it’s so worth it.

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  2. Why Everyone Should Try Backpacking At Least Once—And How To Get Started

    Why Everyone Should Try Backpacking At Least Once—And How To Get Started

    I'm a bit of a backpacking evangelist—here's why. Plus, how to plan your first trip so it won't be your last.

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  3. 10 Tips For Backpacking in the Rain

    10 Tips For Backpacking in the Rain
    Don't hit the trail without considering these tips from a Pacific Northwesterner.
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  4. How To Build A Beginner Backpacking Kit

    How To Build A Beginner Backpacking Kit
    What to rent, borrow or buy for your first backpacking trip.
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  5. The Backpacker's Dictionary

    The Backpacker's Dictionary
    If you know, you know. 24 trail terms every thru-hiker and backpacker will recognize for better or worse.
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  6. 10 Backpacking Food Mistakes To Avoid

    10 Backpacking Food Mistakes To Avoid
    Food is super important on backpacking trips. Here's how to avoid common packing pitfalls, and make sure you have everything you need, and want, and nothing superfluous.
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  7. 10 Reasons To Pack A Bivy Sack Instead Of A Tent

    10 Reasons To Pack A Bivy Sack Instead Of A Tent
    Bivy sacks aren't just for uber-lightweight solo adventures. Here's why you should consider one for your next camping trip.
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  8. Don’t Sleep On These Two Underrated California Parks

    Don’t Sleep On These Two Underrated California Parks
    If you’re looking for less crowded time in nature, check these out.
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  9. How To Watch Someone ELSE Start The Campfire

    How To Watch Someone ELSE Start The Campfire
    Camping with your less outdoorsy friends? Here's how to let them feel included, but still know YOU'RE the expert.
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  10. What To Wear To Hike A 14er

    What To Wear To Hike A 14er
    Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks—or, 14ers—are famous for their beauty, challenge, and unpredictable weather. Here's what to wear to make sure your'e comfortable and safe.
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  11. How to Hike And Backpack In the Heat

    How to Hike And Backpack In the Heat
    Tips and gear for getting out on the hottest days.
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  12. 5 Things They Don't Tell You About Hiking The JMT

    5 Things They Don't Tell You About Hiking The JMT
    Dream of thru-hiking the John Muir Trail someday? Read this first. It will help you get the very most from your experience.
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