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I Am Not Lost. I Am Bushwhacking

A Happy New Bushwhacker

Bushwhacking is a form of off-trail hiking where you need to navigate through dense vegetation to locate your destination. Getting really good at it is an art form that takes years of practice and lots of hikes in all kinds of different terrain. Bushwhacking is not for everyone and about …

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Finishing the Trailwright’s 72

Trailwright's 72 Finish on Mt Guyot

I finished the Trailwrights 72 peakbagging list last week on Mt Guyot, one of my favorite 4,000 footers in the White Mountains. I still have 36 hours of trail work to complete to get the Trailwright’s patch (72 hours are required), but I’ll finish that next spring when trail work …

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Why Bushwhack?

The View Off Trail

Most people don’t realize that hiking trail design is a spin-off from landscape architecture where trail designers deliberately plan vistas and trail features to heighten our experience of natural beauty. Given that background, some element of the pleasure we experience hiking and backpacking has been pre-programmed by a human mind …

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