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Sam Schild

Sam Schild spends most of his time outside. On any given day he's either backpacking, bikepacking, trail running, or thinking about the next time he’ll get out there.

He has hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, and the Colorado Trail, among countless other shorter trips. He has logged over 10,000 miles bike touring all over the United States, too.

When he’s not out on a trail somewhere, you can find him cruising on his bike or drinking coffee on a patio in Denver, Colorado.

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Best Hikes in Oregon: Exploring the Beaver State’s 19 Most Breathtaking Trails

From multi-day backcountry excursions to mellow, 2-mile out-and-backs hike, there is something for everyone on this list of our 19 favorite hikes in Oregon.
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Best Hiking Apps for Outdoor Adventures

Looking for great navigation apps for all your hiking adventures? We’ve got you covered! In this post, you’ll find 13 awesome apps that’ll satisfy all your navigational needs!
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Best Microspikes for Safe Winter Hiking

Don’t let a little snow and ice keep you off the trails this winter. Check out the 9 awesome pairs of microspikes on our list and get ready to strut safely over even the slickest terrain.
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Best Trail Running Shoes For Hiking: The Ultimate Guide

If you think trail running shoes are just for ultrarunners, think again! Keep your feet happy while hiking all day long with our recommendations for trail runners for hiking.
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Lost Coast Trail: The Ultimate Guide for Backpackers

Backpacking California’s Lost Coast is a truly bucket list-worthy experience! In this post, we’ll provide all the info you need to start preparing for your own coastal wilderness experience today!
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Hiking Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs: All You Need to Know

Pikes Peak is one of the most famous fourteeners there is, and also one of the most scenic and doable. Learn how to bag this iconic peak in our detailed guide and start planning your adventure today!
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Best Wood-Burning Camp Stoves: Trialed & Tested [2024 Update]

Don’t want to carry fuel on your backpacking or camping trips? No problem! In this guide, we’ll show you 7 awesome wood stoves that let you ditch the canisters and cook up a feast no matter where you do your camping.
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Best Power Bank for Camping: Trialed & Tested [2024 Update]

Battery dead? No problem! In this buying guide, we’ll show you 9 awesome power banks that will keep your devices charged no matter where you do your camping!
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Best Lightweight Rain Jackets: Field-Trialed & Tested [2024 Update]

Weather looking questionable? Never fear! In this buying guide, we introduce you to 12 awesome lightweight rain shells that will let you hit the trails no matter what the weather’s doing!
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