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Zpacks Blast 32 Cuben Fiber Backpack

Zpacks.com Blast 32 Backpack

The Zpacks Blast 32 backpack is made out of ultralight cuben fiber, the stuff they make racing sailboat sails out of. I remember seeing one up close for the first time last year at the Carter Notch Hut during my Northern Presidential …

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Dream Lake and the Peabody Brook Trail

Mt Madison and Mt Adams from Dream Lake

I did a lot of hiking last year up and down the Appalachian Trail in Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine in addition to climbing a lot of the White Mountain 4,000 footers. I didn’t hike nearly as much as my friend …

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Days 5-7: Fort Augustus to Kingussie

TGO Route PLan

Days 5-7: TGO Challenge Route Plan 2010 During the first 4 days of my route plan, I kept my daily mileage low to acclimate to the local environment and build in a hedge against bad weather which is common in Western Scotland. …

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