Hiking and Backpacking

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. The Key To Socially Distant Camping With Friends? Bivy Sacks!

    The Key To Socially Distant Camping With Friends? Bivy Sacks!
    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. Dreams of Future Beach Backpacking

    Dreams of Future Beach Backpacking
    These floatplane-accessed B.C. coastal trails are worth waiting for—and dreaminig of, for now.
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  9. Planning A Future Thru-Hike? Here Are The 14 Hiker Types You'll Definitely Meet

    Planning A Future Thru-Hike? Here Are The 14 Hiker Types You'll Definitely Meet
    You're sure to meet a "Gram Weenie," a "SoBo" and a "Gear Catalog." Which one are YOU?
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  10. It's Sad To Cancel A Thru-Hike Due To COVID—But Chaos Is Part Of Thru-Hiking

    It's Sad To Cancel A Thru-Hike Due To COVID—But Chaos Is Part Of Thru-Hiking
    You can spend years preparing every last trip detail, but the essence of thru-hiking is still unpredictability.
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  11. What You'll REALLY Eat On Your Thru-Hike

    What You'll REALLY Eat On Your Thru-Hike
    We both know, at a certain point, instant mashed potatoes, gravy packets and Fritos = a five-star meal.
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  12. How To Layer For Backcountry Skiing

    How To Layer For Backcountry Skiing
    Earning your turns? Stay comfy and dry with these tips for layering, from your base layer to your hard shell and puffy jacket.
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