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5 Reasons You Should Give Backpacking a Try
posted Jul 21, 2014 by mtbikerchick
People give plenty of excuses for avoiding experiences like backpacking--and you can see some of those reasons and my arguments against them here.  But if you have even an inkling of interest, then you should try it!  Why? 1. The scenery. Wilderness areas are scenic.  They're beautiful. There...
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Trip Report: The Cathedral Spires, South Dakota
posted Jul 18, 2014 by AJ Heil
When passing near the Black Hills of South Dakota, the Needles east of Sylvan Lake is easily one of my favorite locations to stop and hike!  In fact, it would be a shame to not stop in the Black Hills (permitting that you have the time). One...
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Review: Hama Katoomba 150L Vario Side Sling-Bag
posted Jul 17, 2014 by JohnH
Just looking at the Katoomba 150, you can tell there is more than meets the eye. This DSLR camera sling bag offers a sturdy build from quality materials combined with a clever design, making it perfect for your next adventure. Specs The main compartment is where the magic...
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Trip Report: Young Lakes, Yosemite National Park, California
posted Jul 10, 2014 by Hipcamp
Yosemite is big... real big. Oftentimes for backpackers it can be hard to determine where to go, and the idea of venturing into the wilderness is more than daunting. One course of action that we exercised was just showing up and letting the rangers decide. That’s...
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