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Sleeping in Shelters on the Long Trail

Boyce Shelter, The Long Trail

When I started my end-to-end hike of the Long Trail, I planned to avoid sleeping in shelters. This is an attitude shared by a lot of other backpackers, especially those who hike the Appalachian Trail, where shelters are often infested by mice and crowded with other smelly, loud, and snoring …

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Beaver Lodges

I think beavers are really cool animals and I’m always fascinated by their lodges when I come across them on backpacking and hiking trips in New England. It’s not uncommon to come across lodges that are enormous mounds of wood in the middle of a beaver pond, perfect protection from …

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