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Zpacks Blast 32 Cuben Fiber Backpack 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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