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MontBell UL Thermawrap Pants

MontBell Versalite Rain Pants

I mostly wear my MontBell UL Thermawrap Pants in camp during the winter when I’m melting water or cooking, but I put them on today when we got to treeline on Mt Chocorua (3,500 ft). With a gusty wind and temperatures in …

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Sky Islands and Desert Canyons

This post is about writing and hiking. I’ve been reveling this week in Chris Townsend’s hiking memoir, Crossing Arizona: A Solo Hike Through the Sky Islands and Deserts of the Arizona Trail Here’s a short excerpt that I keep returning too. “A …

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Climbing Mt Tom in Winter

Yesterday, naturegirl and I drove up to the Whites to climb Mt Tom (4,051 ft), a four thousand footer, near the entrance to Crawford Notch. We wanted to beat the blizzard that is raging now across southern New England and get a …

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Appalachian Trail Parking Guide

The SectionHiker Limo

Although most of the people who hike the Appalachian Trail are section hikers, you won’t find many trail guides designed for them available from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, which is kind of a shame if you think about it too much. But …

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