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Vargo Titanium Pocket Cleats

Raffle: ENTER to WIN a FREE Pair of Vargo Titanium Pocket Cleats

Weighing just 4.0 ounces, Vargo’s Titanium Pocket Cleats ($69.95) offer excellent traction on snow and ice with the strength and durability of titanium for 1/3 the weight of other popular traction devices, like Kahtoola Microspikes. Specifically designed for trail running and light hiking shoes, the Pocket Cleats provide aggressive grip where you need it most. Extremely compact, […]

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AT Maildrop Resupply Box

Reader Poll: Backpacking Spice Kit Ingredients?

The biggest challenge I face on most backpacking trips is eating enough. The problem is that the food I bring or resupply in towns is boring and doesn’t have that much variety. Ramen noodles, rice sides, couscous, pasta, mashed potatoes, refried beans – they’re all monotonous to eat over a 2-3 week period. I could use a […]

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The AT Guide by David Miller

ENTER to WIN a FREE Copy of the AT Guide

Attention Hikers! Like clockwork, David Miller has released a new 2015 version of The AT Guide, which is the most comprehensive and easy to use planning guide for section hiking or thru-hiking the Appalchain Trail. I’ve been using The AT Guide for years now and consider it an indispensable reference for anyone hiking sections of […]

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NEMO Astro Air Lite 20R Sleeping Pad

Raffle: ENTER to WIN a FREE Nemo Astro Air Lite 20R Sleeping Pad

Lightweight and simple, the NEMO Astro Air Lite 20R sleeping pad offers a plush 3” thickness, with horizontal baffles for maximum comfort. This elegant and lightweight inflatable pad also features and a raised baffle at the head end which can be used as a built-in pillow. Weighing just 14.3 ounces (14.7) with a stuff sack, the […]

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Saco District Trail Adopter Trainees

Reader Poll: Why Aren’t More Young People Trail Maintainers?

In my interview with Whitney LaRuffa, President of ALDHA-West that I published last week, Whitney expressed a concern that younger people, in their 30’s and 40’s, aren’t involved in trail maintainance activities. The ensuing discussion was rather interesting with different commentors expressing different theories for why many so more older people volunteer to maintain trails. JimC wrote: […]

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