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Sunshine Coast Trail (British Columbia, Canada)

By Kelly Dunning

DISTANCE (round-trip)111 mi (180km) DIFFICULTY TIME10-12 days​ ALTERNATIVE TOThe West Coast Trail SOLITUDE Hut to Hut Hiking Through Tranquil Old Growth ForestsThe Sunshine Coast Trail is the perfect alternative option to the often crowded West Coast Trail. Although it is close to Vancouver, it’s considered a hidden gem as not as many people have heard of it. […]

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The Long Range Traverse

By Kelly Dunning

DISTANCE (round-trip)21 mi (35km) DIFFICULTY TIME5-7 days​ SOLITUDE Navigating Through Newfoundland’s Gorgeous Middle of NowhereWhen you disembark from the ferry and head off into the windswept barrens of the Long Range Traverse you will be pretty much on your own – aside from the odd moose, caribou, snowshoe hare, arctic fox or rock ptarmigan you […]

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Best Backpacking Tents of 2017: The Ultimate Guide

By JoelSalvino

Your outdoor shelter / backpacking tent is the most important purchase you can make before a trip, it is the difference between life and death.From my experience, nothing beats using a tent. It is a versatile shelter, making it easy to setup and easy to carry.Tents have saved me from hypothermia when caught in a […]

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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 (Arizona)

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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