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Montana CDT

Hiking Light

“In that dimming past when backpackers were so few they weren’t called that, or anything else, choosing equipment was simple. For the …

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Measuring Stove Performance

Measuring the camp stove performance is a solid first step for planning fuel, comparing costs, and carrying only what you need on …

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Does Pack Weight Matter?

Just like everyone like everyone knows that Twinkies have an infinite shelf life, it has long been the case that hiking experts …

Sierra Nevada Snow Travel

Sierra Nevada Snow Pack

Each year, Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers encounter the question of whether the snow pack in the Sierra Nevada will permit easy passage …

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Calorie Density

Long distance hikers are all over the board when it comes to food.  On one end there’s the “food as fuel” camp–the …

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Not Much Fungus

Chances are good that the next discussion you have with someone about hiking the Appalachian Trail won’t be about fungal infections.  Could …

Upper Seymour Lake

Fish

Fishing isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about long distance hiking, though many a PCT thru hiker has …