Hiking & Backpacking
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Three Peaks Challenge: Climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in a Day

Every year thousands of people participate in a challenge unfathomable to many. Teams most often hoping to raise cash for charity climb, not one, not two, but ...

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Hiking the Trail – Hiking Poles, Good or Bad?

There is some debate over the usefulness of hiking poles. Do they actually help you, or are they just added weight and something to keep track of? For those ...

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Personal Locator Beacons and Their Use: What They Are, How to Use Them, and When to Use Them

Lately, there has been a lot of discussion about personal locator beacons in the news. What exactly are these devices for, and how can they be effectively ...

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A Walk down the Higueron Valley in Andalucia

Route Description and Map to Walk from Frigiliana to Nerja in Spain From the scenic white hill village of Frigiliana, this walk drops into the cool depths of ...

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Day Walks At Carnarvon Gorge, Australia: Single Day Hikes Through Carnarvon Gorge In Central Queensland

Carnarvon Gorge is located in central Queensland about a full day’s drive (600 kilometers) from the Queensland capital, Brisbane. The following full day ...

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Hiking in Rattlesnake Country: How to Identify and What to Do When Encountering a Snake

Rattlesnakes are a common feature in the western United States. Hikers could potentially come across one while on the trail, so knowing what to do can be ...

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Things to Do in Oregon: Smith Rock State Park

Sparrows and golden eagles dip and soar around the jagged peaks of the cliffs. Climbers from all over the world scale the towering slabs of tan, cinnamon, red, ...