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thoughts on a new backpack 9 MossBack
2:31 p.m. on Feb 27, 2017
by JRinGeorgia
Silk 9 Dale
9:54 p.m. on Feb 26, 2017
by oogway
You know it's cold when... 23 FromSagetoSnow
9:40 p.m. on Feb 26, 2017
by oogway
What attracted you to backpacking and what lead you toostart 31 John Starnes
6:35 p.m. on Feb 25, 2017
by Lilia Kilmer
Anyone Watch "Alone"? 15 ppine
9:25 a.m. on Feb 14, 2017
by FlipNC
Trailing up 4 oogway
8:21 p.m. on Feb 4, 2017
by John Starnes
Night Hikes 10 Old Guide
2:12 p.m. on Feb 1, 2017
by andrew f.
Dry Camps 16 FlipNC
10:52 a.m. on Jan 19, 2017
by ppine
Does cold ever make you feel sick to the stomach? 11 FromSagetoSnow
5:49 p.m. on Jan 10, 2017
by G00SE
Winter advice: Set up camp before the storm peaks 7 LoneStranger
6:53 a.m. on Jan 4, 2017
by LoneStranger
The Case for Killing the Campfire 50 GaryPalmer
12:01 p.m. on Dec 25, 2016
by ppine
Cellphones in Yellowstone 8 FlipNC
9:55 a.m. on Dec 10, 2016
by ppine
What really kills you... 16 balzaccom
4:50 p.m. on Dec 8, 2016
by ppine
NC Fires Destroying Irreplaceable Ecological Treasures 41 gonzan
2:09 p.m. on Dec 4, 2016
by ppine
Hiking 252 days, 7,636 miles 21 GaryPalmer
10:16 a.m. on Nov 26, 2016
by ppine
Trail time soothes all ills. Even losing a presidential election. 18 GaryPalmer
8:57 a.m. on Nov 21, 2016
by Joe Hopper
Man speed hikes the AZT 7 GaryPalmer
8:07 p.m. on Nov 17, 2016
by GaryPalmer
"Wilderness and the American Mind" 48 ppine
11:51 a.m. on Nov 16, 2016
by ppine
What are your fall and winter plans for trips? 18 denis daly
12:10 a.m. on Oct 31, 2016
by balzaccom
Man attacked 2 times in one day by grizzly bear.. 6 denis daly
12:43 p.m. on Oct 17, 2016
by DrPhun
Good trip bad trip 4 oogway
9:13 p.m. on Oct 16, 2016
by Old Guide
Rethinking Lightweight BPing 46 ppine
10:56 p.m. on Oct 5, 2016
by oogway
The soft life 8 balzaccom
6:17 p.m. on Oct 3, 2016
by andrew f.
Bigfoot. Really bigfoot 9 balzaccom
9:54 a.m. on Sep 27, 2016
by G00SE
Things found along the trail 17 FlipNC
1:22 a.m. on Sep 25, 2016
by Jason Berry
Do you keep a list? How long? 10 balzaccom
4:25 p.m. on Sep 22, 2016
by whomeworry
Reducing Campfire Sparks 21 Andy Gotto
4:09 p.m. on Sep 22, 2016
by whomeworry
New Wilderness Bill 13 kevinumberger
11:08 a.m. on Sep 21, 2016
by Seth Levy
Should Backpacking Carts be allowed in Wilderness | Thoughts? 13 Mike Merrell
2:31 p.m. on Sep 20, 2016
by ppine
Dogs on Leash? 43 balzaccom
10:29 p.m. on Sep 19, 2016
by ppine
Best 7 day trek in John Muir 5 jock
6:10 p.m. on Sep 15, 2016
by ppine
Sheepherders near Sonora Pass 12 ppine
6:09 p.m. on Sep 14, 2016
by ppine
Clean air and green trees 2 balzaccom
6:03 p.m. on Sep 14, 2016
by ppine
Bank holiday camping/hiking - suggestions please :) :) 2 Dom Leppard
6:43 a.m. on Aug 29, 2016
by FlipNC
Roxanne Qumiby's family donate's 87,000 acres to Feds In maine.. 8 denis daly
3:00 p.m. on Aug 25, 2016
by denis daly
U V pen for Sterilizing water 8 Paul Lapierre
12:40 p.m. on Aug 22, 2016
by andrew f.
It's probably not the elevation 15 FromSagetoSnow
4:18 p.m. on Aug 19, 2016
by denis daly
How many have trowels or what do you use to dig a cathole? 34 denis daly
8:35 a.m. on Aug 14, 2016
by TheRambler
Denali Maps 6 Drew Paulovich
11:30 p.m. on Aug 12, 2016
by whomeworry
Fancy Dinners at 9,800 Feet 13 ppine
4:41 p.m. on Aug 8, 2016
by whomeworry
Yosemite Campfire regulations 11 balzaccom
2:20 p.m. on Aug 6, 2016
by FlipNC
Cleaning Poison Ivy off of car leather and interior 4 Barbara Kimball
5:30 a.m. on Aug 6, 2016
by Barbara Kimball
Backpacking iwith cows 13 Kleon
12:05 p.m. on Jul 31, 2016
by Oldman Mike
Luke-warm water? 32 FromSagetoSnow
5:20 p.m. on Jul 27, 2016
by Steve Mullen
Two year old mystery solved. 16 North1
4:59 p.m. on Jul 27, 2016
by Steve Mullen
Interesting Read About Lyme Disease 3 Sean Van Cleve
11:54 p.m. on Jul 25, 2016
by Paul Lapierre
Socal camping beaches??? Anyone?? 3 Jessica Guzman
4:38 p.m. on Jul 25, 2016
by hikermor
Alone II 50 ppine
12:25 p.m. on Jul 25, 2016
by denis daly
Inspiration 17 balzaccom
9:54 a.m. on Jul 25, 2016
by ppine
First Solo Trip, forgetting anything? 9 Lee
11:21 p.m. on Jul 21, 2016
by ppine
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