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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 Kingsbury19

  • Hanging Rock State Park is about a half-hour drive north of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and has some of the best hiking trails in the Triad. This park also has four waterfalls and even a mountain cave called Tory's Den.

    Hanging Rock State Park - Danbury, NC

    Hanging Rock State Park - Danbury, NC

    by Efficient Admin8

  • A trip report from a hike up to McKenzie and Haystack Mountains in the Adirondacks of Upstate, N.Y. Both mountains are part of the Saranac 6 Challenge.

    Adirondack Hike: McKenzie and Haystack

    Adirondack Hike: McKenzie and Haystack

    by JOC0

  • Information about long-distance footpaths around the globe, grouped by continent. Have you hiked any of these trails or routes? Want to?

    Great Long-Distance Walks of the World

    Great Long-Distance Walks of the World

    by Deb Kingsbury328

  • 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 Human32

  • As a newcomer to hiking, you may be wondering what brands to use, what gear to bring, and how to best prepare for a climb. With this introduction to trekking, you will be ready for your next adventure in no time.

    A Crash Course in Hiking

    A Crash Course in Hiking

    by Adelia Maghribia4

  • As a resident of San Marcos, Texas and an avid hiker, these are my personal Top 5 trails to hike in San Marcos. These are relatively short hikes ranging from about a mile to 8.4 miles. Some hikes could be longer depending upon the route you take. Always remember to stay safe and stay hydrated!

    Top 5 Hiking Trails in San Marcos, Texas

    Top 5 Hiking Trails in San Marcos, Texas

    by Billy W Mitchell1

  • A trip report from our hike on the Santanoni Range of the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate, N.Y. The range includes Santanoni, Couchsachraga, and Panther Mountains.

    Adirondack Hike: The Santanoni Range

    Adirondack Hike: The Santanoni Range

    by JOC0

  • A trip report from our day trip to Cliff and Redfield Mountains in the Adirondack Park of Upstate, N.Y. In the Adirondack 46 High Peaks, Cliff is the 44th highest peak at 3,960 feet and Redfield is 15th at 4,606 feet.

    Adirondack Hike: Cliff and Redfield

    Adirondack Hike: Cliff and Redfield

    by JOC0

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