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Feb 06, 2014

Hiking GPS: Your Low-Tech Guide to the Best High-Tech Devices

Lost in the all the high tech jargon in the terrain of Hiking GPS devices? You don't need to be a GPS geek to take advantage of this handy piece of gear...

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Oct 20, 2013

Are Keen Hiking Boots Trail-Worthy?

Keen hiking boots and shoes are immediately noticeable on the shelf with their snub-nosed styling. Learn why Keen footwear also brings exceptional comfort and functionality…

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Sep 21, 2013

North Manitou Island, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan

The Manitou Islands are off the coast of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan. Going to either island is an adventure; everywhere you look,

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Aug 05, 2013

Old Mine Trail to Dipsea Trail to Steep Ravine Trail Loop at Mt. Tamalpais State Park

This loop in Mt. Tamalpais State Park, a short drive from San Francisco, makes for a rewarding day hike and offers a gorgeous diversity of terrain and

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May 03, 2013

Canned Soup on Treks

Canned soups are one of my favorite options for hiking food. Not only does it have nutrients and tastes good, it's easy to find a variety of flavors at

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Apr 21, 2013

Backcountry Campsites in Smoky Mountains National Park

Hi All, In a few weeks I am going to be backpacking at Smoky Mountains National Park. I was hoping someone could suggest a backcountry camping site,

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Mar 25, 2013

Best Jungle Boot?

Hello, I am seeking advice regarding the best jungle boots for use in Borneo while backpacking. I am heading there in June this year for three months.

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Dec 28, 2012

1000 Miles through California Deserts & High Sierra

Four years ago, I set out to retrace American legend and backpacking icon, the late Colin Fletcher. After years of research and writing down the manuscript

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Oct 26, 2012

Cathedral Lakes Hike at Yosemite National Park

A Cathedral Lakes Hike at Yosemite National Park offers a slice of solitude and beauty only the wilderness can provide. One of the benefits of living

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Jul 21, 2012

Custom Topo Maps: Find Your Way in the Backcountry...Anywhere

Can’t find the right Topo Maps for your next trek? We show you where and how to get custom waterproof topographic maps for the U.S. and Canada.

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