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Grand Enchantment Trail (Arizona)

By JoelSalvino

DISTANCE (round-trip)331 mi (533km) DIFFICULTY TIME20-30 days​ ALTERNATIVE TOThe Arizona Trail SOLITUDE An unknown trail through unmarked territoryThe Grand Enchantment Trail is still relatively unknown and only the most serious thru-hikers attempt it. At over 770 miles long, the western half of the sendero is in Arizona, the Eastern portion in New Mexico. Beginning on the […]

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Sage Creek Loop (Badlands National Park, USA)

By JoelSalvino

DISTANCE (round-trip)22mi (35km) DIFFICULTY TIME2-3 days​ ALTERNATIVE TOPopular Trails in Badlands National Park SOLITUDE Ultimate Freedom in a Forgotten Corner of Badlands National ParkFeaturing rolling hills and plains instead of the popular petrified mud formations, this trail is located on the less seen side of Badlands National Park. The dry grasslands here are emblematic of the […]

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The 5 Best Backpacking Towels (2017)

By JoelSalvino

The way I smell after hiking, even after a single weekend, is horrendous. Now, you might be thinking: ‘wow, this guy is gross. When I go camping I never smell.’ **News flash** You probably smell worse than me. Come on, admit it: it’s hard to stay clean in the great outdoors.  Washing up in a […]

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Cape Beale/Keeha Beach (Vancouver Island, Canada)

By Dustin Walker

DISTANCE (round-trip)10 mi (16km) DIFFICULTY TIME2 days​ ALTERNATIVE TOWest Coast Trail SOLITUDE Borderline Bushwhacking & Killer Coastal ViewsOn paper, these treks look a cinch. Keeha Beach is a measly three kilometres from the trailhead, while the trek to the Cape Beale Lighthouse is only six kilometres. But challenges soon pop up once you’re actually hiking […]

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Superstition Ridge Line (Arizona)

By JoelSalvino

DISTANCE (round-trip)11.5 mi DIFFICULTY TIME2 days​ ALTERNATIVE TONorth MountainNational Trail SOLITUDE This ‘Arizona Death March’ Is Unmarked and UntamedKnown as the ‘Arizona Death March’, this is one of the toughest trails in the entire state.The Superstition Mountains separate the sprawl of Phoenix from the harsh interior of Eastern Arizona. Every year people die in the […]

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Backpacking Camp Shoes: The Smart Trekker’s Guide

By Casey Fiedler

If you’ve never spent a week in wet hiking boots, then you’re in for a surprise at some point in your trekking career. It’s unpleasant, cold, and leaves your feet swollen and sore. I can’t tell you how often I get jealous of other hikers with nice camp shoes. This secondary pair of lightweight shoes […]

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How Trail Running Can Make You A Better Hiker

By Guest Contributor

Hiking and trekking are very interesting activities that everyone should try at some point of their lives. The fulfilling experience of a new adventure; escaping the monotony and venturing into the mountains and treks with a new perspective. One can simply never get enough of that feeling obtained when reaching the peak of a hiking […]

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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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Why you should hike at night

By Dustin Walker

Everything’s different when you hike in the dark. Your ears perk up at every snapped twig or drop of rain; your eyes strain to focus on the smallest shed of distant light. It can be a hair-raising experience. And it can also be exhilarating. While everyone else is either tucked into bed or watching Leno […]