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April 2011

How Green is your Adventure?

photo of a green backpackEco Index to assess outdoor gear and apparel
Survey your outdoor gear: your base layers, fleece, go-to backpack. What’s it all made of? Where did it come from? The Eco Index will assess your outdoor gear, apparel, and footwear's overall environmental impact, eventually. Full story »

Get to your hike by bus, train, or bike

Be ready to get muddy on spring hikes, says LNT


Shutdown Averted: National Parks, Public Lands Remain Open

AAC to Lead Environmental Expedition to Peru's Cordillera Blanca

GE to Offer New Laminates for Outdoor Industry

SPOT Satellite Communicator Recalled

Gear Tests

photo: Clif Shot Clif Shot energy gel

Gear Explained: Sleeping Bags

Recent User Reviews

EMS Summit GTX Gaiters

JanSport D2 external frame pack

La Sportiva Katana climbing shoes

Marmot Twilight 2P tent

Maxpedition Condor II pack

Merrell Chameleon 3 Ventilator trail shoes

photo: Jansport D2
Jansport D2



photo: Wookey Quicksilver
Wookey Quicksilver

Osprey Kestrel 38 pack

REI Lite-Core 1.5 sleeping pad

Soto Micro Regulator Stove

Valandre Shocking Blue sleeping bag

Wookey Quicksilver pack

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Trailspace Blog Hits

Meet Trevor: Trailspace essay contest winner

We're looking for data entry gear geeks

New feature: private messages

Jeff Lowe's 20-year-old pack retrieved off Eiger

"Legends of Climbing" portraits by Jim Herrington

Time for spring gear cleaning

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Forum Highlights

Adjusting to altitude

Ahhh...the fresh smell of coffee

“Bathing” while hiking/backpacking

Upgrading a vintage Kelty external

Trail names

Hiking dogs

Snake season

Trip Report: 4 days (sorta) in GSMNP

Trip Report: 18 Days with the Cranberries

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