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The Yellowstone Paddling Dilemma

By Chase Jordan on July 01, 2014 in Trends » Commentary
Hand Propelled Vessels are banned in Yellowstone National Park. This is in direct violation of the Park's founding principles. Not only should HPVs be allowed on Yellowstone's waterways but their presence will improve the health of the ecosystem.

M The Timberline Trail

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By David Pex on June 24, 2014 in Places » Featured Routes
Similar to its cousin, the Wonderland Trail which circumnavigates Mt. Rainier, the Timberline Trail traces the shadow of Mt. Hood and makes for a spectacular journey.

M Still My Favorite Cook Kit

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By Darin Banner on June 24, 2014 in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
An Esbit cook system is very lightweight, fuel efficient, and ideal for warm-weather, solo cooking.

M Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 9

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By Damien and Renee Tougas on June 17, 2014 in People » Profiles
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

M Wonderland Trail

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By David Pex on June 17, 2014 in Places » Trip Reports
As it circumnavigates Mt. Rainier, the Wonderland Trail offers some stunning views and excellent camping spots.

Unseen Africa: Francis Tapon’s Four Year Journey Circumnavigating Africa

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By Ryan Jordan on June 17, 2014 in People » Interviews
Taking an ultralight mindset to Africa requires an adjustment, but the lessons learned and the experiences had in Africa are rarely matched.

Yosemite Adventures

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By Matt Johanson on June 10, 2014 in Places » Featured Routes
Yosemite is a wild place and has incredible wilderness opportunities for hikers, climbers, and skiers.

M Montbell Down Hugger 900 #2 Sleeping Bag Review

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By Will Rietveld on June 10, 2014
Great water resistance, loft, and warmth makes the Montbell Hugger an ideal sleeping bag.

M Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 8

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By Damien and Renee Tougas on June 03, 2014 in People » Profiles
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

Pick Up Your Feet

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By Ben Montgomery (with Eric Vann) on June 03, 2014 in People » Biographies
Grandma Gatewood was the first woman to solo-thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. Her journey saved the trail and her legacy continues to shape the ultralight backpacking movement.

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