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Backpacking the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim

Plateau Point

The Grand Canyon is one of the greatest places to hike in all of the world. One of the classic treks in this unforgettable landscape is a hike from the North Rim of the canyon descending to the Colorado and hiking out on the South Side, a Rim to Rim …

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The Summerhouses at Mohonk Mountain House

Summerhouse overlooking Mohonk Mountain House Inn

  Mohonk Mountain House is one of the last great inns in the Hudson River Valley, just 90 miles north of New York City. It’s a special place for me because I rediscovered my love of hiking there amidst the Shawanagunk Mountains and nearby Catskills Mountain Range. Resembling Harry Potter’s …

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Hiking The RMC 100

Mount Adams from the summit of Mount Madison

The Randolph Mountain Club (RMC) manages about 100 miles of trails in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, including the major routes to the Northern Presidentials, trails connecting the club’s four camps, scenic paths on the lower slopes, and trails in the Crescent Range near the towns of Jefferson and …

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Hyperlite Mountain Gear Factory Tour

Hyperlite Mountain Gear CEO, Mike St. Pierre

Hyperlite Mountain Gear is an ultralight backpacking gear manufacturer in Biddeford, Maine, a short drive from my favorite hiking and backpacking haunts in New Hampshire. I paid them a visit last month to check out their operation and to talk to Mike St. Pierre, their CEO and head gear designer about …

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Learn of the Green World

Maine Appalachian Trail

Here’s a paragraph, yes it’s a long one, from the Complete Walker IV by Colin Fletcher.  I haven’t read my Fletcher for many months although it has a permanent spot on my nightstand. On a whim, I opened it up last night at this passage, which struck me as particularly …

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Photos of The Lake District by James Lomax

A stunning cloud inversion, taken from Lingmell looking towards Great Gable. The direction is towards Scotland.

A British television presenter once described the Lake District as a “pocket paradise.” I’ve been walking there for twenty five years, for about ten years did so extensively, and I still return. The Lakes have a particular charm which is a combination of outstanding beauty in compact proportion. I’ve been …

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