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Navigating with an Altimeter

Find your exact location on a long climb

If you’re a hiker or a backpacker, an altimeter can be a powerful navigation aid when used in conjunction with a map and compass. Altimeters aren’t new, but they have fallen in price in recent years and are commonly included as a …

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The Randolph Paths Guidebook and Waterproof Map

Randolph Paths Guidebook and Waterproof Map

I’ve been exploring many of the trails in the White Mountains North Country this summer, including those maintained by the Randolph Mountain Club (RMC) which maintains the trail systems immediately north and south of Rt 2 in the Northern Presidentials (Mts Madison, …

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Toe Nail Fungus: Treatment and Prevention

Toe Nail Fungus (Wikipedia)

Toe nail fungus, also known as onychomycosis, is surprisingly common among long distance hikers and an estimated 10% of the US population suffers from this condition (source: Johns Hopkins Health Information Library.) If your toenails are yellow, brittle, or unusually thick, you …

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