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Climbing Webster Slide Mountain

Webster Slide Mountain seen from the base on the Glencliff Trail on Mount Moosilauke

Webster Slide Mountain (2184′) is located near Mount Moosilauke on the west side of the White Mountains. The site of an impressive cliff, the trail up the slide is maintained by the Dartmouth Outdoor Club and branches off the Appalachian Trail between …

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Plantar Fasciitis and Compression Socks


Last summer, I struggled with Plantar Fasciitis, an overuse injury of the foot that associated with heel pain and severe foot cramping.  The pain is caused by the inflammation of the ligament that connects your heel bone to the ball of your …

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National Geographic’s Appalachian Trail Map Set

National Geographic Appalachain Trail Map Series

National Geographic publishes a thirteen map Appalachian Trail Illustrated map set of waterproof paper maps that cover the length of the Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Maine’s Mt Katahdin. Available as a complete set or in separate 200-250 mile sections of trail ($14.95 each), …

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Big Agnes Green Ridge Sleeping Pad Review

Big Agnes Green Ridge Sleeping Pad

The Big Agnes Green Ridge Sleeping Pad is a full-length warm weather sleeping pad that only weighs 12.6 ounces (on the SectionHiker digital scale). It packs up super small and is a good choice when you want to go light but not skimp out on …

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