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A Climber’s Guide to Glacier Peak Mountain In Washington

Glacier Peak is the fourth tallest peak in Washington and is one of the state’s five major stratovolcanoes. Originally known as “Tda-ko-buh-ba” or “Takobia” or “Dakobed” in the dialect of the local Sauk-Suiattle people, Glacier Peak is the most isolated of the Cascade Volcanoes, so it sees relatively little traffic from outdoor recreationalists when compared …

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Tongariro Crossing: One of the Best Day Hikes On Earth?

It does not matter which ‘Best Day-Hikes on the Planet’ list you consult, it will usually feature New Zealand’s other-worldly Tongariro Alpine Crossing at some point or other. And for good reason, as I have just discovered. With three active volcanoes, steaming vents, blue and emerald lakes with shimmering reflections and a desert landscape that …

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Can You Trek in Nepal Without a Guide?

Trekking in Nepal is at the top of many outdoor enthusiasts’ bucket lists. Snow-capped mountains, cozy tea houses, and endless dal bhat are just some of the many things you can look forward to while trekking through the tallest peaks in the world. So, the question that most would-be trekkers in Nepal ask themselves is: …

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What is a ”Switchback” in hiking?

A long and strenuous hike with many switchbacks can be one of the most rewarding experiences. Yes, it will be tough, but the views found at the top are typically worth every ounce of effort. Never heard of a “switchback” trail before? Let’s dig into the specifics of this unique type of trail. So, what …

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What Do Stacked Rocks On A Trail Mean?

Avid hikers, campers, cyclists and rock climbers all rely on trails and paths to keep them heading in the right direction. Those who are tech-savvy use GPS gadgets or their phone’s GPS to help them track their whereabouts. Having mentioned this, have you ever wonder how our ancestors managed not to get lost in the …

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Is Trail Running Harder Than Road Running?

For road runners thinking about trying their hand at trail running, they might be hesitant. These days, when we hear about trail running we tend to hear about runners in the ultra running community – elite runners like Jim Walmsley or Courtney Dauwalter. Furthermore, road runners tend to hear about the complications that come with …

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