Climbing Tip: The Rest Step

November 15, 2011

Here’s how to climb really steep terrain without conking out: The Rest Step.

 
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Wilderness First Aid

November 11, 2011

Here’s a wilderness first aid tip: Do not move an injured hiker if neck or spinal injuries are suspected. Exception: If the victim has breathing difficulties.

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Backpacking Tip: Packing a Backpack

October 24, 2011

How to Really Pack a Backpack

A how and why video series using a Gregory Tarne 36, Z55, and Baltoro 70. Part 1 of 3 Thanks for liking and subscribing: http://www.youtube.com I searched the net for a practical demo. None of the videos I found on the subject really captured and showed me …

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Winter Hiking: How to Stay Warm When Temperatures Are Cold

Hiking Tips: Safety First and Last and Always

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Duct Tape Uses on the Trail

September 21, 2011

Here are a few uses for duct tape on the trail:

1. Repair a backpack;

2. Repair a loose boot sole;

3. Replace a belt that bit the dust;

4. Wrap a sprained ankle.

Hiking Footwear Guide

Backpack: Mount Le Conte

August 17, 2011

The third highest peak in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is Mount Le Conte. There are several trails to choose from, each with rewarding views and even some cave bluffs. So take a few days and backpack Mount Le Conte. Here are some articles from people who have done the hike. Enjoy!

My Adventures in the Wild: Backpacking on Mount Leconte

However, from its immediate base to its highest peak, Mt. LeConte is the tallest mountain in the Eastern United States, rising 5301 feet from its base near Gatlinburg. We chose to backpack up the Alum Cave Trail,

Publish Date: 03/28/2011 20:05

http://rbiringer.blogspot.com/2011/03/backpacking-on-mount-leconte.html

Hike to Mount LeConte | pack on back – Backpack reviews

Video shows key features from this classic Great Smoky Mountains National Park trail. The video follows two hikers as they climb 2763 feet to Mt. LeConte.

Publish Date: 03/27/2011 20:01

http://www.pack-on-back.com/?p=210

Best National Parks for Hiking in the U.S.: Top Recreation Areas

The Alum Cave Trail, which leads to Mount Le Conte is one of the most popular in the park, though the Appalachian Trail also runs through Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The area that the trails cut through is

Publish Date: 03/17/2010 14:51

http://thomaswyatt.suite101.com/national-parks-for-hiking-a214495.html

Mt. LeConte Backpack Trip

Dana and Maggie's Mt. LeConte Backpack Trip The Boulevard Trail to the summit and. Alum Cave Bluffs to descend.13.5 miles total. Sat. Aug. 1, 2009. Photos are here: http://magicmomma.smugmug.com/gallery/9145594_VrfKa#

Publish Date: 08/03/2009 6:42

http://magicmomma.multiply.com/journal/item/384

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Backpacking Wood Stoves: Pros and Cons

Four Legs Are Better than Two

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Tip for Hiking with Your Dog

August 16, 2011

For those of us that have a dog who is part of our family, a great way to get in both his and your exercise is by taking him on a hike. A hike is great because you get to enjoy nature and your dog will love exploring the new sights and smells, however you never know what he may get into so remember to keep his vaccinations current so that you can have the most enjoyable experience.

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Mosquitoes. Aaaarg!

Be Cool around a Moose

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Backpack: Kalalau Trail

April 26, 2011

Are you adventurous? Do you love beautiful, lush scenery? Do you love to hike/backpack? Then the Kalalau Trail is definitely for you. This trail, which has been listed as one of the 10 most dangerous trails in the US, is for the brave who seek a great time. So take a few days and try this trail out and enjoy perhaps some of the most beautiful views the islands have to offer.

Na Pali Coast

Heavy rain is common along the Kalalau Trail, particularly in Hanakoa Valley. If you plan to camp here (or really anywhere along the trail), make sure you have a solid, waterproof tent and rain coat. The night we camped here, …

Publish Date: 04/11/2011 11:00

http://www.gotyoursass.com/2011/04/na-pali-coast/

Hiking the Kalalau Trail on Kauai | A wandering mind

The Kalalau Trail was the most adventurous thing we did on Kauai. It has been ranked by Backpacker Magazine as one of the 10 most dangerous trails in America. The 11-mile (one way) trail starts at sea level and ascends the cliffs of the …

Publish Date: 04/04/2011 5:02

http://nicolemueller.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/hiking-the-kalalau-trail-on-kauai/

Trail Snail » Blog Archive » Kalalau Trail

Kalalau Trail. For our spring trip/annual vitamin D booster this year, we decided to go to Hawai’i instead of Utah. I really, really love the red rock desert, but from now on I think all of our spring breaks will be spent in the South …

Publish Date: 05/28/2010 3:24

http://www.feastsonscraps.com/2010/05/27/kalalau-trail/

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Rattlesnakes: Don’t Tread on Me

Mountain Sickness and Gingko Biloba

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The North Face Backpacks

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Cooking Ideas for the Trail

April 24, 2011

Trail Cooking Ideas

I got this idea from backpacker magazine, and thought I would pass it along.

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Crossing a Stream Safely

Purify Your Water or Not?

Duct Tape for Blisters

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Emerald Pools of Zion Canyon

April 24, 2011

The Emerald Pools of Zion Canyon

Visible are the waterfalls at Lower Emerald Pools and in the background just to the right of the large tree you can see Upper Emerald Pools waterfall. They are seasonal falls and only flow like this in the spring. this is a 150 second exposure using my B+W 10 Stop filter

Author:Bill Ratcliffe

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Understanding Declination for Navigating

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Internal vs External Backpacks: Which is Best For You?

April 24, 2011

When you go backpacking, a very important decision is your backpack. There are many arguments for both the internal and external frame and in the end, you need to choose which one is best for you. Here are some great articles to help you with that choice.

Backpacking Tips for Beginners: How to Backpack : Internal vs

Learn how to choose between an internal frame versus an external frame backpack in this free video.

Publish Date: 04/17/2011 12:48

http://www.turkrad2009.org/camping-gear/backpacking-tips-for-beginners-how-to-backpack-internal-vs-external-backpack-frames

A Beginner's Guide to Backpacking : The Viking Magazine

There are two main options for backpacks: Internal and external frames. Internal frames are generally more expensive, and lack outside storage space. The upside is that they are usually lighter and easier to spread out and distribute …

Publish Date: 04/19/2011 19:53

http://www.vikingsportsmag.com/features/2011/04/19/a-beginners-guide-to-backpacking/

Best Styles of Backpacks for Camping | Outdoor Camping Guide

Once you have carefully considered the advantages and disadvantages of an internal and external frame backpack, you will be better able to decide which one is right for you. Regardless of which style you choose, the backpack should fit …

Publish Date: 04/08/2009 3:00

http://dgworld.co.uk/blog/best-styles-of-backpacks-for-camping/

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Breaking in Hiking Boots

Wilderness Eye Problems

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