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What Jordan Packed for his PCT Thru-Hike

Ah, the life of a PCT thru-hiker. Carrying all your worldly possessions on your back day in and day out, not unlike a turtle. Since I've done this thru-hiking thing a time or three, I have a pretty good grasp on what exactly I need,...

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Run with Wilderness Press in Bend!

Trail running at Archie Briggs Canyon has it all—rivers, rapids, wildlife, and cliffside running all within a short drive from downtown Bend. Lucas Alberg, trail runner and author of Trail Running Bend and Central Oregon, favors this trail because of its diverse and eye-catching scenery. If you...

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Jordan’s Diary from the PCT – Week 1

Well, that's a wrap of my first week hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and working on revisions of the Pacific Crest Trail guidebooks. Here are my musings, ponderings, and photos. 5-31-16 Wonderful day to drive from my home in Elk Grove, California just six hours down to...

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Determine Your Own 10 Essentials for Hiking

There are countless resources that guide hikers in packing properly for a trip, usually in the form of a "10 Essentials" list. And while these lists are incredibly useful, they don't always account for specific needs that a hiker may have. In addition to packing the traditional...

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Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Highlight Reel

Greetings from snowy Salt Lake City! Another Outdoor Retailer is under our belt, and, boy, was it a good time! Because every day was jam-packed with more excitement, meetings, and events than you can shake a stick at, here are some of the highlights of the show. Demo Day—The...

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Big News in the Outdoor World

At Trekalong, we work hard to keep you in the know about big news in the outdoor industry. So we're excited to announce that the biggest news this week is about us! Keen Communications is doubling the amount of books we publish with the acquisition of another outdoor publishing company...

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Beat the Heat at Five Georgia Swimming Holes

While summer’s winding down, the heat and humidity continue to blanket the South. Fortunately, Georgia has plenty of swimming holes where you can enjoy the outdoors without melting. Though most of the following trips require a bit of a walk, you’ll be rewarded with shady...

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How Trails Get Their Names

The names of hiking trails are often straightforward and self-explanatory — they are chosen for a point of interest, or perhaps a trail leader or volunteer who helped blaze the original path. But every so often, a catchy or unusual trail name comes along that defies...

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Celebrating John Muir on his Birthday

No single American has done more to preserve our wilderness than John Muir, the Scottish-born naturalist and founder of the Sierra Club. Muir had already become the most ardent defender of the American wilderness by 1903 when he guided President Theodore Roosevelt on a three-day...

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