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What’s OFF Your Backpacking Gear List?

Whether I’m pumping trail miles, soaking it all in, or exploring the off-trails, my trips are always about gaining intimacy with the mountains and learning something new about myself and those that I am with.  I view my gear and my skills as necessary means to help me do that. Gear list: Necessary but insufficient […]

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Scouts at Philmont

Lightweight Scouting in North Carolina

Trail Ambassador Joe Jacaruso will be giving a series of talks on how to prepare for Philmont, backpacking skills and lightweight backpacking this September and October at several Scouting events in North Carolina. A veteran Appalachian Trail thru-hiker as well as a Scoutmaster, Joe gives frequent talks and gear demonstrations to scouting troops  throughout the […]

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