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Lightweight Backpacking: The Big Three

Six Moon Designs Luna Solo on The Long Trail, 2008

The three heaviest items in your backpacking are your backpack, your sleep system (sleeping bag+pad), and shelter, often called the Big 3. Your sleeping bag and pad are treated as one item because you really can’t use them separately for sleeping.  If you …

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Easy Hikes near Mt Washington in the White Mountains

Thompson Falls has a nice swimming hole

If you’re visiting the Mt Washington area in the White Mountains and looking for easier hikes or you’re recovering from climbing Washington on the previous day, here are four easy hikes that are near to the Pinkham Notch Visitors Center and feature great …

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Hiking Mt Washington Gear List

Martin at the Washington Summit Sign in the Mist

Mt Washington is a serious mountain with unpredictable weather despite that fact that there’s a weather forecasting station on top. You can set out to hike it on a day which is supposed to be clear and sunny, but experience unexpected fog, …

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