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Backpacker Clickbait

10 Worst Things That Backpacking Chics Find Unattractive

 Clickbait is a pejorative term describing web content that is aimed at generating online advertising revenue, especially at the expense of quality or accuracy, relying on sensationalist headlines or eye-catching thumbnail pictures to attract click-throughs. Backpackers, it appears, are susceptible to it too. Most Popular Searchesclick bait backpackLightweight Sandals for …

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Reader Poll: Geocaching in National Forests

Geocache on The Four Soldiers Path in the White Mountain National Forest

I recently took a backpacking trip to a very remote and isolated destination in the White Mountain National Forest, following trails that are not drawn on the local USGS quadrangle and do not appear on the most of the region’s printed maps. I didn’t see any other hikers for two entire days …

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Reader Poll: Hikers’ Greatest Fears

Gossamer Gear Quicksak Photo Credit HikesNStuff.com

What is THE THING YOU FEAR THE MOST when day hiking or backpacking. We all worry about something in the backcountry. What are you afraid of? Example Responses I’m terrified of getting too close to a rattlesnake. I am very careful about avoiding the places they like to sun themselves in the desert and …

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Reader Poll: Most Admired Female Backpacker?

Boreas Buttermilks 55 Backpack

What’s the name of the FEMALE hiker or backpacker that you most admire and a brief explanation of the reason why. The person you name can be a rock star hiker or someone you hike with locally that you think is the bee’s knees. Example Responses I really admire Heather “Anish” Anderson, …

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