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  • This is my journal from my 5-day backpacking (and bushwhacking) trip on northern Minnesota's seldom-used, 41-mile Kekekabic Trail. This was the first part of a longer backpacking trip.

    Hiking Minnesota's Kekekabic Trail

    Hiking Minnesota's Kekekabic Trail

    by Deb Kingsbury0

  • Are you interested in learning how to get into ultralight backpacking? This article will help you to adhere to the 10 pound base weight limit by outlining gear options.

    How to Achieve Ultralight Backpacking Status

    How to Achieve Ultralight Backpacking Status

    by Nate2

  • But you said to always hike with a small group didn't you? As solo hikers, we bear the scorn of the outdoor world. Outing clubs view us with disdain and park rangers scowl as we register as a "party of one." However responsible solo backpackers and hikers who manage their risk appropriately can have a safe and enlightening wilderness experience. This article offers encouragement, explanation, and skill sets for a safe solo hiking experience.

    The Art of Solo Backpacking and Hiking

    The Art of Solo Backpacking and Hiking

    by Dan Human54

  • Deciding what to put in your backpack for your first hitchhiking trip can be a hassle. You are worried about forgetting the important stuff and packing useless junk. This list is the perfect guide for beginners eager to embark on their first journey!

    What to Pack on Your First Hitchhiking Trip: A Beginner's Guide

    What to Pack on Your First Hitchhiking Trip: A Beginner's Guide

    by Janisa5

  • Insider tips on where to hike for a short day trip and a longer over-nighter, Park trail vs. Forest trail comparison, details on park and pack campsites, and another reason to visit Central Ohio!

    Backpacking at Mohican-Memorial  State Forest

    Backpacking at Mohican-Memorial State Forest

    by Molly Wilson5

  • Internal frame backpacks are used for hiking through rugged and uneven ground. They allow the hiker to remain stable. They are easy to size and adjust.

    Internal Frame Backpacks

    Internal Frame Backpacks

    by Lora Riley0

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