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Section Hiker Summer Reading and Raffle Series

Hiking Memoirs

Starting next Wednesday, August 1st, I will be hosting a 3 week series of guest posts by famous hiking authors. It’s an all star cast including Chris Townsend, Tom Ryan, Justin Lichter, David ‘AWOL’ Miller, Bill Walker, Dennis Blanchard, Ron Strickland and many others. I know you’ll enjoy their articles …

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Hiking Author Showcase

Bog Bridge

Starting August 1st, I’m going to be running a series of daily guest posts by some of the best hikers and hiking writers today. Chances are good that you’ve read some of their books, but if not, this will be a good opportunity for you to become acquainted. In addition …

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Tarps, Tarp Tents, or Tents?

Oware Cat-Cut Tarp

Over the past 4 years, I've progressively migrated from tents, to tarp tents, and finally to tarps as my preferred camping shelter. Over time and many backpacking trips, I came to appreciate the flexibility of of tarps over tents or tarp tents in a variety of different weather conditions and …

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Sky Islands and Desert Canyons

This post is about writing and hiking. I’ve been reveling this week in Chris Townsend’s hiking memoir, Crossing Arizona: A Solo Hike Through the Sky Islands and Deserts of the Arizona Trail Here’s a short excerpt that I keep returning too. “A purple glow suffused the sky above low gray …

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