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Ultralight Backpacking: When Less Is More

With a heavy focus (pun intended) on lightening the load, discover how backpacking has evolved over the last few decades. Our guide is packed with advice so you can get the low-down on how to make the switch to ultralight backpacking.

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Thru Hiking 101: Introductory Guide

Considering your first thru-hike? For first-hand insight into the planning, gear, and mindset necessary for successful thru-hiking we’ve got you covered.

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Buckskin Gulch & Paria Canyon Hiking Guides

Paria Canyon straddling the Utah/Arizona border is considered one of the longest slot canyons in the world. If you are considering backpacking this 30+ mile long route then we’ll take you through everything you need to know to have a hassle-free trip.

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10 Essentials for Hiking & Backpacking

Many a backpacking or hiking trip gone wrong can trace the root cause back to not carrying the ten hiking essentials, or not being able to use them. Come with us as we break down the what? why? and how? to help you keep your future adventures on trail and without incident.

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High Sierra Trail Backpacking Guide

The High Sierra Trail – Expansive alpine meadows, famous forests, crystal-clear moraine ponds, granite peaks towering into the sky, and the highest summit within the contiguous United States…all in one hike. Our guide will lay out all you need to know to plan your trip.

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How to use Trekking Poles

Trekking pole use for hiking, walking, and backpacking is a given for most experienced outdoor travelers, yet we often see new hikers hesitant to bring them along. Check out our tips below on why you should be using trekking poles, how to use them properly, and when to adapt their set-up for various terrain.

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The Indispensable Guide to Backpacking for Beginners

As experienced backpackers, it’s clear to us the many reasons why hiking and backpacking has exploded in popularity over the last decade. If you are interested in getting started, we take you through everything you need to know in our backpacking for beginners guide.