Are you planning your first camping trip with friends or have you been invited to go on a camping trip in the near future? I am sure your friends and family have bombarded you with tons of information on what products to buy. If you are not sure if you will even like camping here […]

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Outdoor Retailer is organized chaos is the best way that I can describe it. A mass of people moving from meeting to meeting and checking out all of the latest and greatest gear, food, ideas, and products. There is so much to see and one can easily become overwhelmed with information, shiny objects, and the […]

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The Jeep was comfortable to sleep in however the large number of people also staying at the trailhead were up all hours of the night. Car alarms were set off, people were randomly screaming, and random rowdiness. The wend blew all night long rocking me back and forth as I dozed between outbursts from the vehicles around me.

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You don’t leave for a walk in the woods without some essentials, right? You run through your mental checklist of first aid kit, raincoat, shoes, hat and sunscreen, then you’re off and running. Here are a few additional essentials that you should consider adding to your checklist.

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While most hikers and campers are stuck at home during the coldest parts of the year, or spend their time outside struggling to keep warm, visitors to Big Bend National Park are enjoying some of the best weather in the country. The challenge is getting there, since Big Bend National Park is in one of […]

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The dreaded day three was here. Everything was literally down hill from Hibbs Cow Camp. The distance from our camp to the river was somewhere between six and a half to seven miles. It is hard to know the exact mileage due to the the shifting of the trail. The trail is poorly maintained by the local agencies but the crew of Americas Rafting Company put in a ton of work and did an amazing job keeping the trails passable.

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Camping began in the early 1900s, inspired by education and recreation clubs like the Boy and Girl Scouts of America. Soon camping became a popular pastime for the general public, which inspired continuous improvement of camping tools and practices. Over the years, recreation companies have continued to invent and manufacture items that enable us to […]

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Trekking poles can be a huge help while hiking. They can help you keep your balance and help keep your muscles and joints from the wear and tear of hiking.  I personally find them to be very useful and use them on day hikes as well as week long backpacking trips.  Most of my backpacking […]

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Sleeping bag liners can be used for so many more things than just adding warmth to you sleeping bag. A sleeping bag liner is made of either silk or cotton. You can use them like a sheet or you can use them inside your sleeping bag. Some of insect repellent, some are made for warmth, […]

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On Sunday I returned home from Hell Hike And Raft 2015. With adventures like these it is incredibly hard to put everything into words. I will do my best to take you on my personal journey as well as sharing the adventure of the rest of the crew. It is going to take awhile to […]

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Hello, followers of Hiking the Trail! My name is Bryan and I am a friend of Adam’s from the days when we both lived in Kansas City. I was asked to write a guest post to discuss my current move into the world of hiking and backpacking. Allow me to start by giving you a […]

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My my week of camping at Mt. Lemmon continued. If you missed part 1 you can read it here. We moved our camp to the Rose Canyon Campground. We knew that the forth of July weekend would be make things difficult so we chose to go the week before. I am glad we did because […]

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My roommates and I packed up the vehicles and headed into the mountains. Our destination was Mt. Lemmon. We had a week of camping, hiking, relaxing, and enjoying the outdoors planed. The vehicles were packed as full as we could get them. We were after all car camping so we could enjoy many of the […]

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