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RailRiders Eco-Mesh Shirt

It’s mid-June and the black flies are at their peak on the Appalachian Trail and Long Trail in Vermont. Under these conditions, the best way to avoid being bitten to death is to wear a long sleeve shirt and long pants when you’re out hiking or backpacking. The trick, however, …

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Black Fly Season

Black fly season occurs from mid-March to mid-July in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, north through New York and New England, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and into Southern Canada. Some backpackers, campers and fishermen avoid outdoor activities during black fly season, but the rest of us soldier on despite the …

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