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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 #hikerchat post OR Show adventure tradition was continued this summer. Lead by the fearless duo Shawn and Landon from Teton Sports. We met at Silver Lake and hiked up to the Twin Lakes Reservoir. A nice short enjoyable hike that allowed us all to make it up to the lakes and spend some time […]

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“In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.” – Ansel Adams

We would love to see your adventures and share them. Tag your images with #hikingthetrail and you might get a chance to get featured next week!

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You might recall a post I did earlier in the year that announced the National Park Service was celebrating its 100 year anniversary. During that celebration in 2016 they were going to  have several Fee Free Days. Next week is one of those Fee Free times!  Everyone is invited to come celebrate our National Parks […]

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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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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain

We would love to see your adventures and share them. Tag your images with #hikingthetrail and you might get a chance to get featured next week!

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,I have finally gotten back to “normal” after Outdoor Retailer. For those of you who might not be familiar with Outdoor Retailer it is the Outdoor Industry’s largest trade show. It occurs twice a year in Salt Lake City. Think of it as a GEAR-A-PALOOZA inside of the Salt Palace convention center. Booth after booth […]

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Leaving the city behind to explore remote parts of the country is an experience like no other. A backpacking trip offers a chance to appreciate the beauty of the world we may not often see and lets you get in touch with wildlife. However, backpacking in the mountains or deep into the forest isn’t something […]

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Being surrounded by technology every day can sometimes start to feel confining. Even when we are going to the bathroom or eating dinner, our phones and computers allow us to be contacted by anybody at any time. It’s no wonder that people are looking for an escape. But nowadays, a regular vacation isn’t doing the […]

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“Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking; You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits.” – Cindy Ross

We would love to see your adventures and share them. Tag your images with #hikingthetrail and you might get a chance to get featured next week!

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It is really hard to believe that I have been blogging here on Hiking The Trail for a little over 5 years now. I posted my first post on June 1 2011 titled “Day 1 – Nothing Fancy”. It was quickly followed by my second post “How it All Begins“. Little did I know then […]

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