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Hats off the the Washing Trails Association

The Washington Trails Association, around for over 40 years has a magazine and a website. More than that it has a mission: Mission: Washington Trails Association’s mission is to preserve, enhance, and promote hiking opportunities in Washington state through collaboration, education, advocacy and volunteer trail maintenance. Link I can’t say …

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Can I drink straight from a stream?

Hiking in the Monashees, BC, near Valley of the Moon I remember several times on hikes drinking straight from the source: a creek (or even better a spring) without a second thought. We didn’t get sick. But not everyone gets away with that, or better said, not everyone has access …

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Youtube video: Trip the Elysian Fields (Mount Rainier National park)

This video was made by a Trail Ambassador for Gossamer Gear (they review and test gear for Gossamer Gear). In the video he goes on a 3 day trip with his daughter to the Elysian Fields. Nice balance of scenery and informative talk about his gear. Also, checkout his video …

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How to get better ankle support from your shoes / trail runners

Trail runners are becoming more popular for backpacking with loads under 50 lbs. I include a tip on how to get better ankle support using an already built in feature in many pairs of shoes. Take a look at this short video to see what you can do with that …

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Hike review: Stevens Lakes, BC

The Stevens Lakes Chain An hour or two out of Clearwater, BC on logging roads that often have deadfalls blocking their way is a slightly obscure trailhead Marked “Stevens Lakes 7 Km”. It is considered back country and you need a good back country map book (Something that documents the …

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Video: Summit attempt of Illimani, Bolivia 6400 Meters

take a look:.

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Illimani part 2, or the importance of exercise

What got me in the end was not altitude sickness, although that was the cause for the ringing in my ears from about 5000 meters up, but not enough exercise. We found out later that it was already a hard time of year to try the summit, which just compounded …

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Lessons from Illimani – Part 1

All in all, it was a good experience. I didn’t make the summit (stopped at about 6000 m, 400 meters altitude and 4 hours hiking/climbing from the summit), but I made it back to my wife and kids (although the pain in my legs almost made me cry when my …

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