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  • 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 Kingsbury18

  • This journal entry is from my first climb up the Humphrey's Trail to the summit of Arizona's highest peak at 12,633 feet. I've done this hike too many times to count since then, in all sorts of conditions. This is not a 9-mile hike to take lightly, given the altitude and potential weather conditions

    Hiking Mt. Humphreys in Flagstaff, Arizona

    Hiking Mt. Humphreys in Flagstaff, Arizona

    by Deb Kingsbury0

  • Merriam Crater (aka Merriam Mountain) is one of the largest cinder cone hills of the San Francisco Volcanic Field surrounding Mt. Humphrey's. You can hike or drive to the top for incredible views of the San Francisco Peaks and Northern Arizona.

    Hiking up Merriam Crater in Northern Arizona

    Hiking up Merriam Crater in Northern Arizona

    by Deb Kingsbury0

  • As snow recedes and wildflowers bloom, the trail calls to hikers in spring time. Follow these five safety tips for safe hiking in spring.

    Five Safety Tips for Spring Hiking

    Five Safety Tips for Spring Hiking

    by Dan Human1

  • Signal Hill National Historic Site, in St. John's, has several excellent hiking trails. Rated from easy to difficult, they all offer panoramic views and breathtaking scenery.

    The Hiking Trails of Signal Hill

    The Hiking Trails of Signal Hill

    by Stephen Barnes4

  • A trip report from the hike up to the summit of Looking Glass Rock in the Pisgah National Forest of North Carolina.

    Looking Glass Rock Hike (NC)

    Looking Glass Rock Hike (NC)

    by JOC0

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