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by Guests
Tue May 10, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Hikes
Topic: Wilderness Backpacking Trails in BC
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Views: 2608

Wilderness Backpacking Trails in BC Canada's most western province, British Columbia, is loaded with backpacking trails that crisscross both the mainland and the wilderness of Vancouver Island and I am going to tell you about my experience on the grand daddy of them all. The West Coast Trail is 47 ...
by Guests
Tue May 10, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: How To Hike And Backpack
Topic: Backpacking This Spring? 10 Must Have Items
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Views: 2822

Backpacking This Spring? 10 Must Have Items Backpacking is a terrific way to enjoy the outdoors, stay active and spend time with those closest to you. But we weren't all raised in the Boy Scouts, and even fewer of us are Eagle Scouts born and bread for the great outdoors. For the first-time, novice...
by Guests
Tue May 10, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Ultralight Backpacking Water Treatment
Replies: 0
Views: 4094

Ultralight Backpacking Water Treatment Water is one of the most important items in your pack, and one of the heaviest. You need it to sustain energy. You need it to avoid body aches, headaches, and becoming so uncomfortable that you don't enjoy your hiking experience. If you can avoid carrying too ...
by Guests
Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:26 am
Forum: Appalachian Trail
Topic: Bears close camping along Appalachian Trail
Replies: 2
Views: 3190

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. -- Authorities say bear activity has led them to close a section of the Appalachian Trail in northeast Georgia to camping until further notice. The section is between Neels Gap and Jarrard Gap south of Blairsville. U.S. Forest Service authorities say persistent bear activity - and i...
by Guests
Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:38 am
Forum: Trail Talk
Topic: Do you mind paying fees in the National Forest?
Replies: 12
Views: 11588

I do NOT mind paying any fee to gain access to NP's or NF's. We who use the areas should bear some of the cost of maintaining them. The current administration certainly won't add to their funding, and the money has to come from somewhere.
by Guests
Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:36 am
Forum: Southeastern Hikes
Topic: Transylvania Co Summer Swimming
Replies: 0
Views: 2224

I'm planning a two day 10-14 mile hike around June 18. I want swimming to be a major focus but only on a little used trail. Transylvania Co? or is that too busy? If there is a trip report that fits my description, let me know
by Guests
Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:21 am
Forum: Appalachian Trail
Topic: Thru-hikers became first responders for rescue in Smokies
Replies: 0
Views: 2669

Sounds like this guy had a few rough days on the Trail.... Thru-hikers became first responders for rescue in Smokies Knoxville News Sentinel Mike Meadows (trail name "Hap"), Nate Provonost ("Johnny Appleseed"), James McCullum ("Mango") and "Pa Bert" don't consider themselves heroes, but what do you ...
by Guests
Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:10 am
Forum: Appalachian Trail
Topic: Central Vermont land parcel gets federal protection
Replies: 0
Views: 2229

Is this the area that was slated for wind towers near the A.T.? Central Vermont land parcel gets federal protection Killington, Vermont - March 30, 2011 A big chunk of land along the Appalachian Trail in Killington will soon be federally protected. The Conservation Fund is transferring 630 acres of ...
by Guests
Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: Northern Rockies Hikes
Topic: Parks and Hiking Trails in Edmonton
Replies: 0
Views: 2684

Parks and Hiking Trails in Edmonton If you enjoy the lush outdoors, then you will find Edmonton a hiker's paradise. The city has more than 460 parks, nature trails and community gardens that exhibit its beautiful greenery. The abundant sunshine and pleasant weather makes it great for biking, trekki...
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Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: How To Hike And Backpack
Topic: Tips For Hiking With Small Children
Replies: 0
Views: 2518

Tips For Hiking With Small Children Hiking is one of our families favorite activities. It engages the mind, body and spirit. Hiking with your children can teach them to have a deep appreciation for nature and also challenging themselves. Most children love the outdoors and they are naturally more a...