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Deciding on Kicking it Solo or Selecting a Hiking Buddy on Your Next Thru Hike

Some thru hikers brave it alone when packing up and walking into the woods on their own path to discovery. Others choose the company of a friend, family member, significant other, or man’s best friend. I found hiking with my spouse has been beneficial, but there are also plenty of perks having a go at......
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