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Vapor Barrier Clothing and Sleeping Bag Liners

Western Mountaineering HotSac Vaper Barrier Liner

If you’ve done any backpacking, you should be familiar with the practice of layering your clothing: you take layers of clothing off when you get too hot and start to sweat and you put them back on again when you start to …

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A Winter Hike Up Pine Mountain

My friend Ken on the southern ledge of Pine Mountain overlooking Mt Madison, Mt Washington and Pinkham Notch

Pine Mountain is one of the best view points in the northern end of White Mountains, near Pinkham Notch, Mt Washington, and the Dolly Copp Campground. Located just outside of Gotham, NH, the peak is surrounded by the Mahoosuc Range, the Carter-Wildcat Range, the …

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Knee Pain – A Hiker’s Guide

Knee Pain is a common symptom in hikers, runners, skiers, and cyclists. One of the most common types is pain around or behind the kneecaps, which is often diagnosed as Chondromalacia, Patellofemoral Stress Syndrome, or more commonly “runner’s knee.” The symptoms of …

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Smith Knowledge Turbo OTG Fan Goggles Review

Smith Knowledge Turbo Fan Goggles

I’ve owned a pair of Smith Knowledge Turbo OTG Fan Goggles for a couple of years now. They have a built-in battery-powered exhaust fan that prevents fogging, which can a real problem on winter hikes when you need to wear full-face protection …

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