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  • Due to the cancellation of my 30-year class reunion weekend, we made a last-minute decision to turn lemons to lemonade, fill our backpacks, and head out on our first Appalachian Trail section hike! It was an amazing 42-mile weekend!

    Section Backpacking Through Maryland on the Appalachian Trail

    Section Backpacking Through Maryland on the Appalachian Trail

    by Debra Roberts16

  • Outbound Dan Human recounts his more than two thousand-mile backpacking trip along the Appalachian Trail. Memories of the southbound thru hike are shared through a collection of pictures.

    An Appalachian Trail Thru Hike in Pictures

    An Appalachian Trail Thru Hike in Pictures

    by Dan Human36

  • Seeking a way to get out and enjoy the outdoors while maintaining COVID-19 Social Distancing my wife and I drove to the nearby San Pedro River to hike. While hiking we found caterpillars raining down from trees. The result was a great photo opportunity & chance to learn about tent caterpillars.

    Caterpillars Everywhere as We Hike Along the San Pedro River

    Caterpillars Everywhere as We Hike Along the San Pedro River

    by Chuck Nugent4

  • At 18, I decided to hike as much of the awe-inspiring 870 miles of the Wales Coast Path in the short time I had at my disposal. After over 500 miles and £1,400 raised for charity, there was much I learned. Here's a guide of things to remember when planning your trip around the Wales Coast Path!

    5 Tips to Help You Plan Your Walk on the Wales Coast Path

    5 Tips to Help You Plan Your Walk on the Wales Coast Path

    by Rhys Russell3

  • In this article, I review the Keen Gypsum hiking boot. This tough new waterproof hiker conquers the trails while cushioning your feet. From backpacking to rugged hiking, I field tested the Gypsum for several months before writing this review.

    Review of the Keen Gypsum Hiking Boot

    Review of the Keen Gypsum Hiking Boot

    by Dan Human9

  • How to use and read a compass; a valuable outdoor skill for fun and survival. An introduction to the device and its basic use.

    Using a Compass Without a Map

    Using a Compass Without a Map

    by Liz Elias19

  • The Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales is an idyllic, historic county and a fantastic place to walk. A mixture of tourist hotspots, quiet countryside and a beautiful 60km coastline, there is much to explore in this fascinating part of Wales.

    Walking in the Vale of Glamorgan - Exploring Vale Trail 3

    Walking in the Vale of Glamorgan - Exploring Vale Trail 3

    by Rhys Russell4

  • A 24-hour pack for Search and Rescue personnel (and anyone else who wants to be prepared for twenty-four hours in the backcountry).

    The SAR Pack: Search & Rescue Gear

    The SAR Pack: Search & Rescue Gear

    by Deb Kingsbury19

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