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M Onto The Shelf

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By Ari “Ike” Jutkowitz on May 27, 2014 in Places » Trip Reports
Extremely rare conditions led to a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the stunning ice shelf on Lake Superior.

Deejo UL Knives

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By Roger Caffin on May 27, 2014 in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
A very lightweight and practical backcountry knife. Useful for food prep with good hardness for its price.

M Bikepacking at the Cusp

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By David Chenault on May 20, 2014 in Trends » Trend Reports
Nice gear is an added bonus, but don't get distracted by the research or gear hunting - the main goal is to get outside often!

Rambling the High Sierra

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By Ryan Jordan on May 20, 2014 in Places » Photo Essays
There are so many ways to navigate through the Sierras - why not try them all?

M Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 7

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By Damien and Renee Tougas on May 13, 2014 in People » Profiles
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

M Exped Lightning 60 Review

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By Luke Schmidt on May 13, 2014 in Gear » Reviews
Due to a robust internal frame, this pack not only excels at carrying either heavy or light loads, but it's also rather comfortable and lightweight.

Jiva Coffee Cubes

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By Roger Caffin on May 13, 2014 in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
Perhaps a bit more exotic than your traditional black coffee, Jiva Coffee Cubes simplify the process of coffee making and are a viable option for backcountry coffee making.

M Mountain Laurel Designs eVENT Soul Bivy Review

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By Ryan Jordan on May 06, 2014 in Gear » Reviews
While not commonly found in most hiker's packs, the lightweight and superior construction of this bivy offers good value for a bivy that occupies a narrow market niche occupied by very few products.

100 Mile Wilderness

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By Matt Heid on May 06, 2014 in Places » Trip Reports
The 100 mile wilderness is vast - and challenging. Thru-hikers often complete the whole traverse in a few days, but slowing down will offer spectacular views and an even more memorable experience.

The Massanutten Ridges of Virginia

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By Michael Martin on April 30, 2014 in Places » Featured Routes
Just a stones throw form the DC metropolitan area, the Massanutten Trail offers outstanding views and challenges for new and experienced backpackers alike.

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