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Overnight Backpacking at Kelly Lake in Colorado

Kelly Lake, among just about every other alpine lake in Colorado, requires quite the arduous hike. The trail is roughly 7.4 miles in, and another 7.4 miles out. Add in a 2460’ elevation gain, and you’ve got yourself a solid trek ahead of you. If you are looking for a great, short backpacking trip, this …

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15 Common Mistakes Made by First Time Backpackers

There is not a person alive that has been into the backcountry and not made one of these mistakes. It doesn’t matter how many times we shoulder that pack and go wild, there is always something we could have done better. There is always something we wished we had and did not have, or something …

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Bikepacking The Butte Batholith Route – Southern Montana

Not every bikepacking endeavor need be a multi-week epic, nor does every weekend trip need to be a ho-hum ‘that was… fun’ that doesn’t get out into the boonies. There is compromise to be had! Look no further than the Butte Batholith route in southern Montana! An achievable long-weekend singletrack ride from Bozeman commands gorgeous, …

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Is Hiking Alone Safe? The Complete Guide For A Solo Hike

As a solo female traveler, I frequently find myself hiking alone. People often ask me how I do it, am I ever scared, what if something happens, don’t you get lonely? All very similar questions I get about simply travelling alone. The trend of solo travel is on a dramatic increase, and so is solo …

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Cross Country vs Trail Running: What’s the Difference?

The Popularity of trail running has increased dramatically over recent years. Racers participate in events that involve a mixture of endurance, technical skills, and types of terrain. The rise in participates and racing events makes many wonder if this popularity is just a reboot of the age old event, cross country. However, in all actuality …

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How Do You Become a Certified Rock Climbing Guide?

If you’ve wondered how you can get paid to do something you love, such as rock climbing, guiding has probably crossed your mind. To become a certified rock climbing guide, start by checking with the company you want to work for and see what certifications they will require you to have (AMGA, PCIA or PCGI). …

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15 Incredible Bikepacking Routes In The U.S.

America is blessed with an abundance of fire roads, old wagon paths, beaten-in trails and the dusty traces of 2-tracks across its sprawling western half. These are the perfect fodder for the off-road rider: an endless maze of nowhere to explore. Our bounty borders on comical in its abundance, so we had better get cracking. …

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What Are The 10 Essentials for Day Hiking?

The 10 essentials for day hiking are 10 essential systems. These are the “must-have” systems to pack for a day hike. You won’t need to use every item on the list, as they are planned essentials for unplanned situations. When technical systems fail, or when the day takes a little longer than anticipated, these 10 …

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