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3 Tips for Your Own Backpacking Gear Shakedown

As an employee at Mountain Crossings, a huge part of my job is to tear through all the possessions of Appalachian Trail thru hikers and tell them what to give the boot. We call it a shake down. Sitting at mile 31.7 on the AT, the employees of the outfitter and hostel are well known […]

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Heather Knight - Renegade Pilgrim

Walking the Camino de Santiago

In the last three years, interest in an ancient pilgrimage walk, the Camino de Santiago (aka the Way of St. James) has grown exponentially. This might have to do with the Martin Sheen film, “The Way”, or more recently, the documentary “Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago”, but I think it’s also because the […]

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