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Bushwhack Bailout

14 hours agoFitness / Hiking : Section Hiker

Mike and I were cold and wet when we reached the pond. We’d both gotten soaked on the bushwhack up to Mount Anderson (3740?) and had decided to hike back down to Norcross Pond and camp out instead of continuing deeper into the backcountry. Show More Summary

Canister Fever: Wolf Cub and North Peak, Blue Ridge Mountain

14 hours agoFitness / Hiking : Section Hiker

My right leg sank knee-deep in the black sulfurous mud before I completely toppled into the stuff. As soon as my friends got a whiff, they backed away from me to escape the stench and put some distance between themselves and my mud coated clothing. Show More Summary

Expedition Alaska Adventure Race 2015

22 hours agoFitness / Hiking :

Expedition Alaska is a multisport, non-stop adventure race for teams of 2,3 or 4 athletes over 400 miles of the greatest terrain on Earth! Facebook page Details on the official webpage –

Greater Patagonian Trail

22 hours agoFitness / Hiking :

UPDATE: I’ve heard via the interwebs that the trekker who authored the site below did not actually complete the entire thing. It’s not an established route. Don’t assume that you can simply follow the instructions on the wiki. It’s not … Continue reading ?

12 awesome treks & hikes

22 hours agoFitness / Hiking :

This is cool. Click though to some of the links. Download the Trekking Guide graphic with links as a PDF. Kindly provided by Expert Himalayan Trekker Paul Deakin.

climbing Fanispan in a day

22 hours agoFitness / Hiking :

trip report by site editor Rick McCharles “the Roof of Indochina” AT A GLANCE 3,143 meters (10,312ft), Fanispan is the highest mountain in Indochina northwest region of Vietnam, near the Chinese border 9km southwest of Sapa (Sa Pa), a gorgeous … Continue reading ?

great hikes in India

22 hours agoFitness / Hiking :

Vishal Garg listed some of his best hikes in India on Quora. Chandrashila Peak (Uttarakhand) Deoria Tal (Uttarakhand) Triund Hill (Himachal Pradesh) Kareri Lake (Himachal Pradesh) Kheerganga (Himachal Pradesh)

Simien Traverse, Ethiopia

22 hours agoFitness / Hiking :

I’m hoping to do the famed Simien Traverse in November. It’s the best hike in Ethiopia, one of the best in the world. Click PLAY or watch a some highlights from a 2014 trek on YouTube. It looks spectacular. Scenery … Continue readin...

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm Sleeping Pad Review

22 hours agoFitness / Hiking : Section Hiker

When cold weather arrives, I start carrying a sleeping pad with a higher R-value for better insulation against the frigid ground or snow. In the past, that often meant carrying a heavy sleeping pad filled with goose down or Primaloft or two closed cell foam sleeping pads. But those days are over since the introduction of […]            

deaths on the Annapurna Circuit

22 hours agoFitness / Hiking :

Rescuers in Nepal are trying to reach more than 20 trekkers trapped below a high Himalayan pass by heavy snowfalls and avalanches as the death toll from the unfolding tragedy was reported to be as high as 32. High winds … Continue reading ?

Reader Poll: What’s in Your Fire Making Kit?

22 hours agoFitness / Hiking : Section Hiker

I always carry a small fire-making kit when I go hiking. It contains a Light My Fire firesteel that can generate sparks and a small sandwich bag with vaseline smeared cotton balls as tinder that light easily and will burn for a few minutes, long enough to get the small sticks in my fire to stay lit. Show More Summary

Fansipan, Vietnam – not recommended

22 hours agoFitness / Hiking :

World ? Asia ? Vietnam ? Fansipan No longer one of the best hikes in the world Fansipan  Vietnamese: Phan Xi P?ng “the Roof of Indochina” A cable car will open September 2015 or sooner, degrading the hiking experience. The Sapa … Continue reading ?

GSI Outdoors Halulite 1.1L Boiler – (A Cook Pot with a Great Locking Handle)

22 hours agoFitness / Hiking : Section Hiker

I like to switch to a separate cook pot and canister stove system for shoulder season and early winter camping when the days get shorter. When I spend more time in camp I tend to cook more elaborate meals, such as dried cheese tortellini,...Show More Summary

Climbing The Captain

The Captain is a remote 3540 foot mountain named for its resemblance to El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Located between South Hancock Mountain and Mount Carrigan in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, it’s a rugged off-trail bushwhack on the New Hampshire Hundred Highest peakbagging list.  Climbing the Captain is a long hike because there are […]            

52 Peak Club: Our 82nd Hiker to Becomes a 53er

Vincent Ong Dapper became a 53er on Oct. 12, 2014. To become a 53er a hiker must climb all 52 Peaks. There is no time limit on how long hikers have to achieve this goal. The peaks are in Red Rock Canyon, Mt. Charleston Area, and Lake Mead Area. Show More Summary

White Rock Hills Peak - Southern Route

There's a shortcut into the normal gully that leads to the summit on the Southern route to White Rock Hills Peak. This shortcut is a different gully that's about five to eight minutes before the normal gully. Photo 1 shows this new gully. Show More Summary

Tyres & Earth: Meeting Mike Howarth

Ashley Crowther: … It seems like an age ago since I first met Mike, I was looking for some company to trek up to Annapurna Base Camp in the Nepal Himalaya. Although this is a easy route to tackle on … Continue reading ?

Lost Lake Campground, Oregon

2 weeks agoFitness / Hiking :

Carrie recommends this remote campground in the shadow of Mt Hood. There’s plenty of great hiking nearby. Or you could climb Mt Hood. No gear or guide needed in good weather.

Gear Aid Outdoor Sewing Kit Review

Gear Aid’s Outdoor Sewing Kit is a great hiking and backpacking sewing kit if you already know how to sew. While it includes an “Expert Repair Guide”, McNett’s claim that “anybody is going to be able to make a sewing repair even if you’ve never picked up a needle” is patently false. I couldn’t repair […]            

NEMO Strato Loft 25 Sleeping Bag Review by Captain Mouse

The NEMO Strato Loft 25 sleeping bag is about as close to sleeping on a twin bed as you can get in a car camping sleeping bag. Weighing 3 pounds and 4 ounces, the Strato Loft is too heavy for use as a backpacking sleeping bag, but it’s ideal for three-season car camping, especially for side […]            

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