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THE Guardian writes about our national parks 3 balzaccom
4:44 p.m. on Nov 20, 2018
by whomeworry
Getting lighter not a new Idea... 32 FlipNC
10:27 a.m. on Nov 12, 2018
by Zalman
Long trail hiker vs. vacation backpacker, vs. weekend backpacker. 26 Randall Purrett
11:27 a.m. on Nov 10, 2018
by ppine
Still looking for that elusive perfect footwear for hiking. 10 Randall Purrett
11:17 p.m. on Nov 9, 2018
by Phil Smith
First Aid Items never used... 8 FlipNC
1:01 p.m. on Nov 7, 2018
by Brian Blanton
Bear PTSD 28 LoneStranger
4:44 p.m. on Nov 6, 2018
by whomeworry
What are your top 5 backpacking moments? 21 FlipNC
9:22 a.m. on Nov 6, 2018
by denis daly
A Year Backpacking in the PNW 10 NorthWestWanderer
11:50 p.m. on Oct 10, 2018
by Mike Mineart
Daypacks: hip belt or no hip belt? 8 Randall Purrett
3:41 p.m. on Oct 9, 2018
by andrew f.
On peak bagging. 19 Randall Purrett
2:51 p.m. on Oct 7, 2018
by ghostdog
Is returning a greeting, on the trail, too much to ask? 24 Randall Purrett
11:25 a.m. on Oct 2, 2018
by ppine
Pump filter or gravity/ squeeze filter? 5 Curtis Evans
12:03 p.m. on Oct 1, 2018
by Patman
Trail Mascot or Lucky Charm? 16 FlipNC
8:04 p.m. on Sep 25, 2018
by Paul Lapierre
Outfitting at Walmart. 21 Randall Purrett
8:02 p.m. on Sep 21, 2018
by ppine
Cairn isn't pronounced Karen! 20 Randall Purrett
12:20 p.m. on Sep 1, 2018
by LoneStranger
Protecting yourself on the trail. 29 Randall Purrett
6:33 p.m. on Aug 22, 2018
by ppine
hiking and social media 3 andrew f.
8:41 p.m. on Aug 18, 2018
by denis daly
WEST MICHIGAN HIKERS LOOKING FOR HIKING PARTNERS 2 HIKER1
9:10 p.m. on Aug 17, 2018
by ppine
Bank holiday camping/hiking - suggestions please 1 Gloria Andrade
11:02 p.m. on Aug 15, 2018
by Gloria Andrade
Leaving a Mark 28 balzaccom
10:07 p.m. on Jul 30, 2018
by Adrian_D
Penn State Bars Outing Club From....Outings 3 andrew f.
10:09 a.m. on Jul 17, 2018
by andrew f.
chump vows to open Superior NF and BWCA to Mining 6 ppine
6:04 p.m. on Jul 12, 2018
by whomeworry
Good Boy! 3 LoneStranger
12:44 p.m. on Jun 23, 2018
by LoneStranger
Do you save space with the sea to summit x pot? 5 marilyn liddell
2:33 p.m. on Jun 22, 2018
by FlipNC
chump vows to open Superior NF and BWCA to Mining 1 ppine
11:25 a.m. on Jun 22, 2018
by ppine
chump vows to open Superior NF and BWCA to Mining 1 ppine
11:25 a.m. on Jun 22, 2018
by ppine
What age to start kids into winter backpacking? 25 TheRambler
2:08 p.m. on Jun 20, 2018
by SharBear
Achilles Tendon Injury 11 ppine
10:29 a.m. on Jun 15, 2018
by andrew f.
Leaving going light. 22 Oldman Mike
6:59 a.m. on Jun 14, 2018
by JRinGeorgia
Tick Illness Hitting Close To Home 9 Sean Van Cleve
3:14 a.m. on Jun 8, 2018
by Marie Wright
Aspens Leafing Out 5 ppine
1:13 p.m. on Jun 2, 2018
by ppine
have you ever had to triangulate with map and compass? 25 Patman
6:41 p.m. on May 31, 2018
by FlipNC
Whats everyones plans for trips this spring and summer.? 33 denis daly
6:24 p.m. on Apr 28, 2018
by John Starnes
"National Parks don't need your Misty Eyed Reverence" 27 Patman
2:39 p.m. on Apr 11, 2018
by ppine
Bought my last national park pass! 4 GaryPalmer
2:46 p.m. on Apr 9, 2018
by LoneStranger
Looking for a hiking partner near Cook County IL 1 David Schibilla
7:05 p.m. on Apr 8, 2018
by David Schibilla
Survive the scenario 47 Lori Pontious
10:55 a.m. on Apr 2, 2018
by SharBear
A KIND WEST MICHIGAN HIKER LOOKING FOR HIKING PARTNERS 1 HIKER1
2:15 p.m. on Mar 26, 2018
by HIKER1
SUL gear for geezers? 9 300winmag
6:25 a.m. on Mar 26, 2018
by denis daly
Found a pair of boots to replace my old Pivettas 18 Anthony Foor
2:42 p.m. on Mar 23, 2018
by apeman
Backpacking with a pocket-sized shortwave radio 1 Bruce Prior
1:30 p.m. on Mar 22, 2018
by Bruce Prior
Hikers High? 11 FlipNC
10:55 a.m. on Mar 14, 2018
by ppine
Geezerhood and backpacking 42 300winmag
10:39 a.m. on Mar 11, 2018
by ppine
sleeping bag 'science' 8 andrew f.
5:08 p.m. on Feb 21, 2018
by 300winmag
Guy jumps into snow and gets more than he bargained for. 8 GaryPalmer
1:30 p.m. on Feb 15, 2018
by Bill S
How many people in the US go trekking/hiking? 18 Penny M
6:38 p.m. on Feb 7, 2018
by ghostdog
Hello world. (Intro and gear list review request) 15 NightHawkIX
4:55 p.m. on Jan 26, 2018
by whomeworry
This is not good news 13 balzaccom
2:28 a.m. on Jan 21, 2018
by whomeworry
The Emerald Mile 6 BigRed
7:33 p.m. on Jan 19, 2018
by BigRed
Thoughts about cold weather 39 andrew f.
3:13 p.m. on Jan 16, 2018
by 300winmag
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