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Winter Backpacking Gear List

Mt Guyot (4580') I'll be headed back here to try and get a better view this time!

I believe in creating a new gear list for every trip I take that takes into consideration the environmental conditions (weather, terrain, water, navigation, sunlight, etc) I’m likely to encounter. There was a time when I had one static gear list, but …

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MSR Lightning Axis Snowshoe Review

MSR Lightning Axis Snowshow

MSR has introduced a new variant of the successful Lightning snowshoe product line called the Lightning Axis snowshoe. It features a new snowshoe binding that is supposed to improve the efficiency of your gait and make it easier to put on and …

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Section Hiking the Bay Circuit Trail

Bay Circuit Trail Logo

I didn’t plan to start section hiking the Bay Circuit Trail this winter, a 230-mile trail that loops around the Boston metropolitan area. But the prospect of hiking a long-distance trail that’s close to my home has proven irresistible and I’ve returned …

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Exped Thunder 70 Backpack Review

The Exped Thunder 70 is an internal frame backpack with an adjustable frame and panel loading access. Weighing 3 pounds 6 ounces (tested), it has a very comfortable hip belt which ensures excellent load transfer to the hips and a single external aluminum …

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