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Sunset at Appalachian Trail

If the boy and girl walk off into the sunset hand-in-hand in the last scene, it adds 10 million to the box office.
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Explored: Oct 17, 2007 #229

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The Sunaet in Glacier National Park, Montana.
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“Who will gainsay that the parks contain the highest potentialities of national pride, national contentment, and national health? A visit inspires love of country; begets contentment; engenders pride of possession; contains the antidote for national restlessness…. He is a better citizen with a keener appreciation of the privilege of living here who has toured the national parks.” -Stephen T. Mather

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Hiking Is Good for You, Mentally

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Land buy will connect French Creek State Park, Thun Trail

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Grant enables group to buy 279 acres near French Creek.

Publish Date: 06/02/2010 22:00

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Schafer State Park on historic register – South Sound – The

Schafer State Park is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Publish Date: 06/03/2010 0:05

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New York State Park Police Announce Major Initiative to Combat

The New York State Park Police in cooperation with the New York State Police, the Department of Motor Vehicles Division of Field Investigations (DFI), the Department of Transportation, the Saratoga County District Attorney and the City …

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Here is an article on my main blog with 12 tips for lightening your backpack. hiking backpacking trail backpacks backpacking equipment

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“If your backpack is too heavy, you tend to bend forward at the hips or arch your back to compensate. Either of these maneuvers can put unnatural compression on your 33 vertebrae and the shock absorbing discs in between them.” Read more about lightening your backpack.

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Breaking in Hiking Boots

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Here are some interesting posts on the Appalachian Trail, also known as the AT. They include tips for hiking and tips for avoiding danger.

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Planning for an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike | Go Backpacking

The common experience of hiking the Appalachian Trail creates a bond that surpasses differences.

Publish Date: 02/02/2010 6:00

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Avoid Danger When Hiking the Appalachian Trail: How to Cope with

Hiking the Appalachian Trail is generally safe. But hikers may encounter dangers such as bears and snakes, along with Lyme-disease-carrying ticks and contaminated water.

Publish Date: 02/01/2010 19:19

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Purify Your Water or Not?

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A wilderness fire may save your life one day.

Here’s a YouTube video on making an upside down fire. No, the flames don’t shoot down instead of up. They leap up as usual.

The difference is in the way you stack the wood. The proponents of this method aver that this fire type is self sustaining.

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Crossing a Stream Safely

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Duct Tape for Blisters

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Here is an article on choosing a backpacking stove. It concentrates on different models according to the fuel that they burn. For instance, some burn white gas and others burn propane.

Carrying and using a backpacking stove in the wilderness is an environmentally wise choice. It is also much more convenient than having to search for wood to burn and lighting a fire after a long and tiring hike. Besides, to reduce the risk of forest fires, the United States and Canada have restricted the use of campfires in much of the backcountry.

Here’s the rest of the Stove Review Article.

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Treating for Shock in the Wilderness

September 7 is only 13 days away. So, what’s so significant about September 7? Well, it’s Labor Day.

So what? Labor Day comes every year.

You see, this year it’s different. Labor Day, 2009, is the date shortly after which the state of California proposes to close about 100 of its state parks.

Many interest groups and philanthropic agencies are trying to raise the money to keep these parks open.

If you live in California, write your state legislative representative, and tell him or her that the state parks are vital to our well-being and must not be closed.

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Our Planet Deserves Our Respect

Duct Tape: Blister Remedy

GPS Devices

People do crazy things at times. But, stupidity on the trail can result in tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars wasted and lives jeopardized.

Here’s an article on hiking responsibly.

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Is Global Warming Our Fault?

Organizing Your Food for the Trail

Automobile Roof Racks

Carry your illumination on your head while hiking and keep your hands free to do what they need to do in the wilderness.

Once limited to spelunkers and mountain bikers, headlamps are now becoming more and more popular among hikers and backpackers. Hiking with a headlamp has now pretty much lost its nerdy reputation.

Here are some reasons why you should consider replacing your flashlight with a headlamp:

 

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