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April 2010

Photo Contest Winners Announced

Thank you to everyone who entered and participated in the first Trailspace member photo contest. It was great fun to see so many pictures from our talented members. We had 227 entries in the contest and nearly 4,000 votes by members. See the top-voted winners in the following categories, along with some words from the photographers about themselves and their photographs:

People Outdoors
Nature and Wildlife

Human Waste Disposal in the Backcountry:
How to pee and poop in the woods

Most hikers, backpackers, and climbers know that answering the call of nature in the backcountry can present an interesting (sometimes embarrassing) challenge. At the very least, it may cause uncertainty. As some suggested practices change, here are guidelines for taking care of business miles from indoor plumbing »


Free admission to National Parks April 17- 25

Update: Patagonia's Progress with Closed-Loop Recycling

Goggles and sunglasses added to Gear Guide

Recent User Reviews

Black Diamond Big Gun harness

BlueWater 10.3mm SlimLine Elite climbing rope

Evernew Ti DX Set With Stove

First Ascent Frontpoint Jacket

Granite Gear Vapor Day pack

Gregory Shasta backpack

Julbo Looping I sunglasses

Lowa Renegade GTX Lo trail shoes

Mammut Smart belay device

photo: Evernew Ti DX Set With Stove
Evernew Ti DX Set With Stove



photo: Mountain Hardwear Elkommando Kilt
Mountain Hardwear Elkommando Kilt



photo: Osprey Exos 46
Osprey Exos 46

Mountain Hardwear Elkommando Kilt

Mountain House Pro-Pack Beef Stroganoff

Mountain Mama Tenaya V-Neck Tee

The North Face Tadpole 23 tent

Osprey Exos 46 pack

Primus EtaPower EF stove

Timex Expedition WS4 altimeter

Van Gorkom Custom Hiking Boots

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Trailspace Blog Hits

Ranger Doug Follett: The Voice of Glacier

Another climbing movie: The Wildest Dream

Video: Erik Weihenmayer climbs The Naked Edge

Helmet cams for the rest of us?

Great American Backyard Campout, 275 nights and counting learn your ornithology

In praise of front-country trails

Announcing the outdoor brand of the millennium!

More from the blog »

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Forum Highlights

Backpacking and pollen

Which fishing supplies do folks take hiking?

Waterproofing a map: laminating or sealer

Let’s talk stove maintenance

Repair kits

Improper top rope belay

13-year-old to attempt Everest

Trip Planning: Cumberland Gap Memorial Day Weekend

Trip Report: Easter hut-to-hut ski tour, Norway

Recipe: Simple egg and potato breakfast

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