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Top 10 Best Hiking Pants – 2017

Hiking pants are an important piece of hiking gear but one that we often take for granted. They have to be highly breathable and quick drying, easy to vent when you get too hot, but warm when the temperature drops. Fit, freedom of movement, and pockets are also key factors.  What …

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REI Flash Insulated Air Sleeping Pad Review

REI Flash Insulated Sleeping Pad

The REI Flash Insulated Air Sleeping Pad has an R-value of 3.7 and weighs just 15 oz. It rolls up incredibly flat and requires just 10 breaths to inflate, while deflation takes just seconds through a separate deflation valve. Priced just under $100, it’s a great value for a three …

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The 5 Toughest Hiking Trails in the White Mountains

Many of the toughest trails in the White Mountains climb Mt Washington

There are a lot of challenging hiking trails in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, especially if you’ve never hiked there. Here are five especially tough trails that even experienced White Mountain hikers find challenging. What are your favorites? 1. Huntington Ravine Trail – 2.4 miles w/ 2700′ of elevation gain The …

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Therm-a-Rest Slacker Hammock Single Review

The Therm-a-Rest Slacker Single Hammock is a large and comfortable hammock for camping and sleeping indoors or outside

The Therm-a-Rest Slacker Single Hammock is more comfortable than many camping hammocks because it’s much longer and wider. It’s also made from a single piece of polyester that’s much softer to the touch and warmer feeling than hammocks made with thin parachute nylon. When you add these factors together, you …

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Backpacking Mt Isolation and the Davis Path

North Isolation, Monroe, Washington, and Boot Spur

Mt Isolation is one of the more remote White Mountain 4000 footers, requiring a fairly long hike in from the nearest road. While you can climb the peak in a single day, my preference is to backpack to the summit on a one night trip, visiting other points of interest …

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