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Backpacking the Royce-Speckled Mountain Loop

Basin Pond, Evan Notch

The Caribou-Speckled Mountain Wilderness is arguably the best-kept secret in the White Mountain National Forest. Located entirely in Maine, it is adjacent to Evans Notch and the Wild River Wilderness, providing hikers with the opportunity to create multi-day backpacking routes through a …

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Following Atticus: An Interview with Atticus M. Finch

following atticus

Following Atticus is an autobiography and an adventure story about a muckracking Irish newspaperman, whose life is transformed by a small dog and their winter adventures together. Set in the high peaks of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, they battle disease and nature’s …

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REI Dash 2 Ultralight Tent Review

The REI Dash 2 ultralight tent - a radical departure from the signature REI dome tent design.

The REI Dash 2 is the lightest weight 2 person tent that REI has ever sold. Weighing just 2 pounds 7 ounces (not including stakes or stuff sacks), it is a double walled tent with a conventional hubbed poleset, two doors, and …

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Stealth Camping and Pre-existing Campsites

Another pre-existing tent site - adjacent fire ring not shown

Stealth Camping has become a fashionable term in backpacking circles, but I’m convinced that most people don’t know what it means. They confuse it with pre-existing campsites, which are very different. Stealth Campsites Most stealth campsite have never been used before. They’re called stealth …

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