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How to Size and Fit an Ultralight Backpack

Purchasing an ultralight backpack can help you get in more miles and enjoy your outdoor adventures with much more comfort than a traditional backpack. This is only possible if your pack fits correctly. Determining your torso length and hip size is key to purchasing a backpack that is right for you. Each person is unique […]

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Backpacking England’s North Norfolk Coastal Path

For those looking for easy hiking with beautiful views in England, the North Norfolk Coastal Path has 46 miles of trail to explore. This National Trail can be linked with another national trail: the Peddars Way which adds up to 92 miles of trail altogether. This Coastal path makes a brilliant easy 3 day hike. […]

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Great Hikes in the United Kingdom

Thinking about taking a trip to the United Kingdom? Make sure to save some time for a good walk. Although relatively small I feel lucky to live in a very green and lovely island. Here are my suggestions for making the best of your time for hiking in the UK: Having walked in the United […]

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When Hikers Become Social Media Rock Stars

Before Facebook, Instagram and blogging, it was fairly easy to disappear into the wilderness, choosing to share or not share experiences upon our return to civilization. Social networking has been a game changer! It’s fun to share photos, videos and stories with our online friends; we’ve become an instantaneous society. Some may consider this egocentric […]

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7 Days Backpacking Canyonland’s Maze District

With 5 National Parks, various National Monuments, National Forests &  BLM land – Utah is truly a year-round hiking/biking/climbing/canyoneering/water & snow sporting kind of paradise. Several years ago I backpacked in the Grand Gulch of Utah where the Pueblo ruins, colors, sounds and silence of the desert surprised me, delighted me, and I and vowed […]

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Buckskin Gulch Hike With Glen

Missed the introductory post about preparing? Check out – First timers prepare for a backpacking trip to Buckskin Gulch. We were finally on the road, cruising north on the 15 in the Friday pre-dawn darkness. You can always spot a southern Californian because they refer to interstate highways by just their number, I-15 becomes ‘the 15’!  The final week […]

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First Timers Prepare for Buckskin Gulch

It started innocently enough.  My wife Francie and I were driving to her office Christmas party, and stopped to pick up Kristi, another nurse who works there. Since Kristi has a daughter who does backcountry guiding, Francie had sent her some photos from my last trip down Buckskin Gulch/Paria Canyon.  As we drove to the party, […]

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Vegan Backpacking In Town Food Guide

The real challenge for a vegan backpacker is being stuck in town and the only restaurant option is a local diner with burgers and iceberg lettuce salads. Most trail towns don’t have vegan restaurant options, but if the town as even a medium-sized grocery store, there will be plenty for you to eat. Here are […]

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