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Delmar's Poll

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By Roger Caffin and Delmar O'Donnell on July 08, 2014 in Trends » Commentary
Delmar O'Donnell conducted a poll of BPL readers and teamed with Roger Caffin to relay the results which tell a lot about the BPL demographic and their backpacking preferences.

M Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 10

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By Damien and Renee Tougas on July 08, 2014 in People » Profiles
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

M Technical Canyoneering for the Ultralight Backpacker

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By David Chenault on July 01, 2014 in Techniques » Techniques
Canyoneering is challenging as it offers an opportunity to tackle a variety of terrain using new gear. Combining canyoneering with backpacking is a recipe for a legendary trip.

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 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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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