Joshua Tree Backpacking: The California Hiking & Riding Trail

Joshua Tree Backpacking: The California Hiking & Riding Trail

Backpacking

Joshua Tree isn't just for climbers! Learn about the 35 mile California hiking and riding trail - an awesome...
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HOW TO TRAIN FOR A THRU HIKE How to Train for a Thru-Hike

How to Train for a Thru-Hike

Backpacking

Training for a thru-hike requires mental and physical preparation. Learn how to get ready with these tips from a...
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How to Choose the Best Backpacking Water Filter

How to Choose the Best Backpacking Water Filter

Outdoor Gear

Don't get giardia! Learn what factors to consider when choosing a backpacking water filter & get recommendations for your...
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SOUTHWEST DESERT BACKPACKING TIPS Desert Backpacking Tips for your first Southwest Adventure

Desert Backpacking Tips for your first Southwest Adventure

Backpacking

Prepare for your southwest adventure with these desert backpacking tips! Learn where to go, what gear you need, and...
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Dusy Basin Backpacking Guide Bishop Pass to Dusy Basin Backpacking Guide

Bishop Pass to Dusy Basin Backpacking Guide

Backpacking

Lakes? Waterfalls? Granite Peaks? Get it all in a weekend backpacking trip over Bishop Pass to Dusy Basin in...
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THREE DAY BACKPACKING GEAR CHECKLIST 3-day Backpacking Checklist

3-day Backpacking Checklist

Outdoor Gear

Get my complete backpacking checklist which includes all the essential hiking gear I bring on weekend camping trips with...
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John Muir Trail Food Shopping List

John Muir Trail Food Shopping List

John Muir Trail

Simplify your John Muir Trail food & meal planning with my complete JMT food shopping list that details what...
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John Muir Trail Transportation Guide & Planning Tips

John Muir Trail Transportation Guide & Planning Tips

John Muir Trail

Learn about cheapest and most efficient John Muir Trail transportation options, including the best airports and buses to use...
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HOW TO CHOOSE A BACKPACKING TENT How to Choose a Tent + the Best Tents for Backpacking

How to Choose a Tent + the Best Tents for Backpacking

Outdoor Gear

A good tent should be lightweight, durable, weather-proof, and a cinch to set up. In this post, learn the...
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SPOT Gen3 Review: A Backcountry Communication & Tracking Device

SPOT Gen3 Review: A Backcountry Communication & Tracking Device

Outdoor Gear

At the urging of my folks, I recently picked up a SPOT Gen3, a communication and GPS tracking device...
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Trail Guide: Backpacking the Trans-Catalina Trail in California

Trail Guide: Backpacking the Trans-Catalina Trail in California

Backpacking

Just because the weather is starting to turn in the mountains doesn't mean you have to put all of...
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Outdoor Ethics: 7 Basic Guidelines of Leave No Trace

Outdoor Ethics: 7 Basic Guidelines of Leave No Trace

Stewardship & Leave No Trace

Not sure where to pitch your tent, how to do dishes, or where to go the dreaded #2? Brush...
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