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Trip Report: Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado: Ute Creek
posted Jul 30, 2014 by mtbikerchick
Wildflowers on the Continental Divide Trail This year's annual backpacking trip took us back to an area J and I had backpacked in several years ago: the Ute Creek portion of the Weminuche Wilderness.  This wilderness area stretches from Silverton, Colorado over to Del Norte, and is...
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How to Make Hammock Camping More Comfortable: 5 Tips
posted Jul 28, 2014 by AJ Heil
5 Tips on How to Make Hammock Camping More Comfortable Over the course of my years of camping and backpacking, I've heard many reasons why people shy away from hammock camping as a reliable alternative to the traditional tent. To this very day, many people still scoff...
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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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