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    RADHiker

    Navigating in winter

    Thread Starter: RADHiker

    Iíve always wanted to hike in winter, but worry about not being able to find the blazes in snow. Blizzard scenario aside, how easy is it to find the

    Last Post By: RADHiker Today, 22:06 Go to last post
    sam1000000

    Are Gaiters Worth It?

    Thread Starter: sam1000000

    Hi,
    I Have a pair of Oboz sawtooth low rises. I've never had gaiters before, but I could see wanting them after multiple days of the ATs infamous

    Last Post By: Dogwood Today, 21:33 Go to last post
    Layne

    Video: Grayson Highlands - Land of open balds, blue ridges and feral ponies

    Thread Starter: Layne




    I recently took my cousin on her first ever backpacking trip out to the Grayson Highlands and Mt Rogers National Recreation Area

    Last Post By: Layne Today, 21:31 Go to last post
    Dan Roper

    Boredom on the Trail

    Thread Starter: Dan Roper

    A few weeks ago, an energetic, friendly, outgoing, country-boy college student told me that he could never go backpacking alone on the AT for four days.

    Last Post By: TNhiker Today, 21:20 Go to last post
    Tipi Walter

    Pre-Trip Chores

    Thread Starter: Tipi Walter

    What things do you do to prepare for a backpacking trip?

    Here's my list---

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    Last Post By: BillyGr Today, 15:34 Go to last post
    bert304

    Z-Packs Arc Air Pack?

    Thread Starter: bert304

    I currently use an Osprey Kestrel 48 liter. My question is, Is the Z-Packs Arc Air pack worth the cost. I am a weekender and vacation hiker. The weight

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