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wildflower trail at naches loop Janelle-Walker

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7 Best Wildflower Trails and Spring Hikes

As spring unfolds with summer hot on its heels, the unfolding warmth transforms a harsh frozen trail into a beautiful wildflower trail. The United States’ expansive range of climates and terrain showcases thousands of blooming meadows bursting with color.  Each…

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5 Tips for Eco-Camping

In the last year the number of people participating in outdoor activities spiked as seasoned and new adventurers alike looked to break the monotony of quarantine measures. More people camping and experiencing the beauty of wild spaces is wonderful, but…

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Unsupported Campgrounds

It’s a polarizing choice. The pricey and crowded frontcountry campground or the remote and amenity-less backcountry campground. Most of us have a preference between the two, but both don’t come without their downsides. In this edition blog post, contributor Jill…

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10 Tips For Choosing A Sustainable Campsite

Sleeping in the dirt means you have a lot of choices. And you just might be surprised that there are so many different best practices to minimize your footprint and help conserve outdoor spaces for the next generation. So, we’ve put together our tips for choosing a sustainable campsite.

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Lightweight Hiking Gear: 5 Thru Hike Essentials

With thru hiker season upon us for the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail, everyone is wondering about cutting pack weight. Most seasoned thru-hikers have their packing lists dialed and first-time long-distance hikers learn as they…

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PCT Thru Hike – 4 Important Lessons

I was bright-eyed and under informed. Somehow, “planning” on the internet didn’t quite ready me for some of the struggles I faced. As it turns out, long days putting one foot in front of the other is a great opportunity for reflection.

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7 Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Thru Hike

Going on a long backpacking trip or your first thru-hike requires tips and knowledge for the trail ahead. Experienced thru hikers, Our Trailing Thought, gives us their list of seven things they wish they knew for their first thru hike.

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Mentally Preparing For A Thru Hike

What are you subjecting yourself to when you decide to go on a thru-hike? The positives are fleeting and the negatives are slow to disappear. Despite some people’s rosy, glorious, and admirable view of thru-hiking, it is not all rainbows…

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Redefining Basecamp

Get tips for redefining basecamps and staying cozier during winter adventures while camping or backpacking in the cold. Stay warmer and rest better.

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