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Rothiemurchus by Helen Fisher

Pass through the ancient Rothiemurchus Caledonian pine forest

The clearest way into the Universe is through a Forest Wilderness. — John Muir A great highlight for me during the time I spent in Scotland at the end of February with Kim, was spending some time in Rothiemurchus. We’d arrived there after the Torridon Chair of Terror walk (Coire Mhic …

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Day 1: Shiel Bridge to Alltbeithe Youth Hostel

Introduction As I've mentioned before, the TGO Challenge is a 14 day coast-to-cost walk across Scotland running from May 14th – May 29th, 2010. I've been accepted into this year's event from a field of international applicants and plan to raise charity during my hike for The Leukemia and Lymphoma …

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How I Got into Backpacking

Last week, one of my regular section hiker readers asked me to write a post explaining how I got back into backpacking after a 20 year hiatus. My wife blames herself for this one. To preface, I had always been day hiker from my teens on, although casually. I did …

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