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Members Only The Timberline Trail
by David Pex
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. Read More...
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Yosemite Adventures
by Matt Johanson
Yosemite is a wild place and has incredible wilderness opportunities for hikers, climbers, and skiers. Read More...
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The Massanutten Ridges of Virginia
by Michael Martin
Just a stones throw form the DC metropolitan area, the Massanutten Trail offers outstanding views and challenges for new and experienced backpackers alike. Read More...
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7 Myths about the Continental Divide Trail
by Francis Tapon
At first glance, doing a round-trip (a yo-yo) on the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) seems like a waste. Why not hike a different trail instead of hiking the same one two times? However, unlike the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail, the CDT is never the same trail twice. Read More...
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Brutality, Beauty, and the Day I Could Have Died on the Continental Divide Trail
by Chris “Freefall” Sanderson
The CDT is off-the-charts gorgeous, a great challenge, and it is my favorite of the big three long-distance trails. However, as with the Pacific Crest and Appalachian Trails, the CDT is not without its tricky areas. Read More...
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Journey on the Wild Coast, Part 2 - the Gear
by Erin McKittrick
Erin describes the gear needed to complete a 4000 mile trek encompassing multiple climate zones, every season, and mixed modes of travel. Read More...
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Journey on the Wild Coast, Part 1
by Erin Mckittrick
4000 miles. 9 months. Seattle to the Aleutian Islands. Read More...
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Members Only Classic Denali: Climbing America's Highest Peak (Part 2, Gear Notes)
by Richard McDrew & Dennis Swanson
Backpacking Light Magazine grant winners balance safety and gear weight on America's highest peak. Read More...
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Classic Denali: Climbing America's Highest Peak (Part 1, Summit Day Narrative)
by Richard McDrew & Dennis Swanson
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A Westerner's Weekend on the Appalachian Trail
by Ryan Jordan
A Westerner's Weekend on the Appalachian Trail Read More...