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Trail Legs: What They Are and Why Hikers Need Them

Do you like the idea of hiking, but are worried about how long it will take you to adjust? You’re not alone! Many people are hesitant to start hiking because they aren’t sure how their bodies will react. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what trail legs are and how long it takes most people …

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Hiker Hobble: What is it and Why Does it Happen?

Hiker hobble is a phenomenon that most hiker’s experience as they put in miles on any long-distance trail. Though in most cases it will begin occurring more after the hiker has over 100 miles on their legs and it doesn’t always seem to ease up. If you’re considering thru-hiking, then you should know about hiker …

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Blazing the Way: Trail Markings a Thru-Hiker Should Know

For those who have made the decision to hike a long trail and assembled all their gear, you’ve taken the time to get mentally prepared and physically prepared, why would you want to bypass parts of the trail? This is why understanding trail markings like hiking blazes are important on a thru-hike and ensuring you …

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Trowel Use: Why Cat Holes Help LNT and Prevent Disease

Some people do not understand why they need a trowel when hiking. They do not know that cat holes are one of the most important aspects of LNT and preventing disease. Diseases, such as Giardia or Salmonella can be passed from human feces to other hikers by contact with the ground, shoes, hands, clothing, and …

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Dry Camping on Trail: The Allure of Campsite Freedom

It’s a beautiful day and you’re out hiking on the beautiful trail, but you’re looking to start camp. Many times hikers will make camp right near a ready supply of water so they have water to eat dinner, breakfast, and sometimes coffee, so what is dry camping? While this has many alternate names for thru-hiking …

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Thru-Hike GPS: Why a Dedicated Device Beats Your Phone

If you are like most people, the idea of getting lost in the woods is terrifying. But what if there was no chance of getting lost? What if you knew exactly where you were at all times? This may sound like a dream come true for some, but it can be achieved with GPS technology, …

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