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Navigation and Trip Planning

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 you 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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Navigating with an Altimeter

Find your exact location on a long climb

If you’re a hiker or a backpacker, an altimeter can be a powerful navigation aid when used in conjunction with a map and compass. Altimeters aren’t new, but they have fallen in price in recent years and are commonly included as a function in outdoor sports watches. For instance, I …

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