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Navigation and Trip Planning

What is Height of Land?

Height of land example

The navigation term Height of Land is a phrase you’ll often encounter when reading hiking trip reports, trail descriptions, or guidebooks. But it’s very difficult to get a clear definition of what it means unless you ask someone who knows. Height of land is used to mean a local high point …

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I Am Not Lost. I Am Bushwhacking

A Happy New Bushwhacker

Bushwhacking is a form of off-trail hiking where you need to navigate through dense vegetation to locate your destination. Getting really good at it is an art form that takes years of practice and lots of hikes in all kinds of different terrain. Bushwhacking is not for everyone and about …

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