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How to Read a Topographic Map

Whenever you go hiking it’s important to bring a map with you.  Ideally, this will be a topographic map, which is the kind with the squiggly lines on it. Called contour lines, they can tell you whether you’ll be hiking uphill, downhill, …

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Beginner Car Camping Trip – Lessons Learned

LL Bean Woodlands Screen House at Dolly Copp Campground

My partner and I have discovered a passion for car camping in the past year and took a five-night trip a few weeks back to the Dolly Copp Campground in Pinkham Notch, which is located directly below Mt Madison near Mt Washington. …

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Has Leave No Trace Failed?

The Crying Indian: Keep America Beautiful

Click for Video of the Crying Indian: Keep America Beautiful I hate to say it, but I have a nagging feeling that the entire Leave No Trace movement is dead. DOA. No one except the Boy Scouts of America seems to teach …

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Pond of Safety Backpack

The Pond of Safety

If you want to get away from the crowds of tourists in the White Mountains or the thundering hordes of smoke-belching Harleys that tour the region’s scenic byways in summer, New Hampshire’s North Country is the place to go. Located North of Rt 2, …

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