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Dustin Walker

Dustin Walker is a journalist, travel copywriter and editor/owner of Slick and Twisted Trails. Follow him on Twitter @dustinjaywalker

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Langtang Valley Trek: 1 Year After The Quake

By Dustin Walker

Dorjee handed me the glass and smiled. I tried my best to smile back. It was late afternoon in Briddim, a tiny village perched on a grassy Himalayan slope in Nepal’s Langtang Valley. And apparently, it was also time for a drink. My wife Shawneen and I had just started our 9-day trek through the […]

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The 3 best backpacking fishing rods

By Dustin Walker

BY JOHN PELTIER We’re all tempted by it, right? When we go hiking or backpacking we bring everything that will fit in our pack and we’re left carrying what feels like a sack of bricks. And often, it’s all the food that takes up extra weight. Especially if you’re going on a long, multi-day trek. So one […]

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3 Sweet Substitutes for the Packed Annapurna Circuit

By Dustin Walker

The Annapurna Circuit has been a mainstay on Top 10 trekking lists for years. The reasons are obvious. Hikers get to tread through alpine forests, thick jungle and the remarkable high altitude desert of the Tibetan plateau during this famous three-week trek. Buddhist culture, killer views –this is truly one of the most epic trails in […]

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The Coolest Camping Gadgets of 2014

By Dustin Walker

BY KELLY DUNNING Outdoor gear has come a long way in the last decade or so. And although bringing a cool camping gadget into the wilderness certainly isn’t essential, it can make your trip a lot easier and more enjoyable. Assuming you don’t buy junk, of course. So I’ve compiled a short list of 6 […]

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The Essential Guide to Backpacking with A Dog

By Dustin Walker

BY KELLY DUNNING For me, backpacking and dogs go together like wool socks and hiking boots: It just makes sense to put ‘em together. A dog makes an ideal hiking partner because they’re curious, full of energy and happy to follow you anywhere you want to go. And they love all the extra exercise they’re […]

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S&TT Roundup: The Latest On Killer Treks From Across The Globe

By Dustin Walker

There’s nothing quite like tackling a tough trek in the blistering heat. Sweat stings your eyes as you power up the inclines. Your feet burn and your throat feels charcoal-dry. But when you finally get to camp and drop that pack to the ground, there’s a certain satisfaction in knowing you didn’t let the heat beat you […]

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The Best Of Slick & Twisted Trails (2013)

By Dustin Walker

I don’t do crowds. Especially not outdoors. Sure, I can deal with a packed grocery store or a sports bar with a full house, but a wooded hiking trail should never feel like a subway station at 5:15 p.m. It doesn’t matter how awesome the scenery is or how much of a challenge the terrain […]

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6 Solid Winter Hiking Boots Worthy Of Your Feet

By Dustin Walker

You gotta take care of your feet. There’s absolutely no chance of getting anywhere, on any type of hiking trail if your hooves are hurtin.’ And when it comes to hiking in the winter, it’s essential your feet are nice and snug in a decent pair of boots. But I’m betting you already know all […]

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5 Of The World’s Most Unique Adventure Tours

By Dustin Walker

There’s culinary tours, wildlife tours, and tours to places that will make your skin crawl. In fact, no matter what you’re into, odds are there’s a tour operator out there somewhere who can hook you up with just what you’re looking for. But what if the experience you crave is a bit out of the […]

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