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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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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!
Twin Falls in Rock Island State Park, Tennessee

Best Hikes Near Nashville: The Ultimate Top 10 Trips

This list of the best trails in the area will lead you to some of the best hiking near the music city. The Nashville hiking scene, you'll see, is just as good as the music!
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Best Hikes Near Seattle, Washington: 17 Unmissable Trails

Come see why the Pacific Northwest is a hiker’s paradise! This list of the best trails near the Emerald City will introduce you to 17 of the area’s most unmissable hikes.
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Red River Gorge Hiking: 9 Gorgeous Trails You Won’t Want to Miss

The Red River Gorge geological area is a hiking destination unlike any other. Learn all about the wonders that await in this comprehensive guide to the area’s top 9 trails.
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Best Backpacking Shovel? Our Top 7 Picks

Gotta go? Start digging! In this buying guide, we will introduce you to 7 awesome shovels and trowels for your hiking and backpacking adventures.
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