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Appalachian Trail Section Hiking Gear List

White Blaze

This backpacking gear list is for a three week Appalachian Trail section hike I’ll be taking from mid-April through early May, starting in northern Virginia and heading north. I’m not exactly sure what how much mileage I’ll cover but it should be somewhere …

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Rocky Gore-tex Socks

I’m pretty close to nailing down my footware system for crossing Scotland next May during the TGO Challenge. Hiking conditions in Scotland are notorious for being wet and boggy and leather boots are not going to fly for a 14 day cross-country …

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Owls Head and Mt Martha Attempt

Mt Martha (3573')

Mt Martha (3573′) and Owls Head (3258′) are two sub-peaks of Cherry Mountain, a prominent mountain located just outside Twin Mountain, NH and west of the Presidential Range. We attempted to climb both last weekend, but only made it as far as …

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Eliminating Non-Essentials

Ultralight Dispensing Bottles

This article’s focus is on helping you further reduce your pack weight by eliminating non-essential items including extra clothing or extra supplies that might be a convenience, but that you really don’t need to bring with you. This phase will require some …

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