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Winter Pant Layering for Hikers Who Sweat

Winter Hikers wearing Short Pants

One of the biggest challenges faced by winter hikers is figuring out a clothing layering system that keeps them warm and dry across a wide variety of temperatures, wind chills, and exertion levels. It takes a lot of experimentation to dial in …

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Six Moon Designs Wy’east Daypack Review

Wyeast Daypack Review

The Six Moon Designs Wy’East Daypack is a 30-liter daypack that’s good for all-day hikes, commuting, and travel. While it’s made by a company that specializes in ultralight rolltop backpacks for thru-hiking, it has a top-lid pocket and internal security pocket that …

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Hiking Boott Spur Mountain and the Bigelow Lawn

The Bigelow Lawn on the southwest face of Mt Washington

Boott Spur is a subpeak on Mt Washington’s south face in the White Mountains and the Bigelow Lawn is the grassy tableland between them. It’s not an area frequented by most White Mountain hikers because it isn’t on the official 4000-footer list, …

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Danner Trail 2650 GTX Hiking Shoes Review

Danner Trail 2650 GTX Hiking Shoe Review

Danner Trail 2650 GTX Hiking Shoes are a good alternative to mesh trail runners when you want footwear that’s more durable or provides more moisture protection. They run narrow but they’re also available in wide sizes. This same model is also available …

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