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Walking the Americas: Woman preps for 5-year trek

...Canada, she was so wired that she kept rifling through her bags.Everyone else was asleep, but Hughes thought a "real" backpacker knew where to find anything she needed. So she kept pulling out gear, then repacking it. Over and over, all night.Eventually...
Campsite cookoff: Get inspired with these tasty recipes for a campfire or stove

...had the most popular dinner entry: noodles with spicy peanut sauce, adapted from a recipe that appeared 10 years ago in Backpacker Magazine. Our campsite was just a few miles outside Fairbanks and most people took advantage by bringing ingredients that...
Trail drawing upsurge of hikers seeking a 'Wild' adventure

...revisiting parts of the trail this year, journeying from the Siskiyou Summit to Crater Lake this week. The Czech-born backpacker, who now lives in Los Angeles, will next cover about 60 miles in the Seiad Valley along the Klamath River and a stretch...
Follow bear safety rules to prevent trouble for everybody

...could have been much different, said Denise Germann, park spokeswoman.The grizzly may not have been content to leave the backpackers alone. It likely would have been a threat to the next campers in the area.And the projectile the responding ranger would...
Three Peninsula residents take up the challenge of wilderness endurance race in Big Lake

...conditions," Agee said. "This year had fresh snow, so it was pretty good shape."Agee described the snow as any experienced backpacker or skier would describe warm, wet powder - mashed potatoes. The thick, heavy, wet layer slowed racers in the early hours...

...scenery, smelling the roses and communing with nature."Actually, I was getting heaping helpings of almost everything a backpacker seeks except sitting around in camp," she said, pointing to her iPhone and a single photo that included about three dozen...
Packrafting sees boom in popularity

...pounds," Meiklejohn said.For most backpackers, lakes and creeks are barriers, said...roads in the state and a lot of rivers, backpackers inevitably will run into a big body...way to get across rivers. They were backpackers, adventure travelers, climbers or...
Perils of Polly: Gravel, gravel everywhere ...

...the park, and all I could find was that most people came here to backpack what they called "the circuit." We are not backpackers. We didn't have the gear nor the inclination to climb up steep mountains. There was horseback riding, which I did want...
Grizzly bear kills hiker in Denali National Park

...Park officials said they don't believe other registered backpackers are in the immediate area. That portion of the park is closed...said. Prior to receiving a permit to hike in the area, all backpackers in the park receive mandatory bear awareness training that...
Water filters or purifiers a good addition for backcountry travelers

...Disease Control and Prevention, according to an article in Backpacker magazine. Crypto likes city waterways, too, and in April...giardia is more rampant than ever in many streams. The same Backpacker article quoted a noted Colorado State parasitologist as saying...


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