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Hiking Backpacking category has great info. Hiking is an outside activity that consists of walking in natural surroundings. Choosing a backpack which is really important. The gear needed depends upon the length of the hike, and terrain. Get info here.

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Alex Burciaga

Kelty Redwing 50 Review

The Kelty Redwing 50 is a very robust and versatile internal frame pack. It has a volume of 3100 cubic inches and weighs 3 pounds and 9 ounces. The pack is 25...

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Kaitlin R McMichael

4 Alternative Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Treks

Compare 4 popular alternatives to the classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu trek. Hike the Salkantay, Choquequirao, Lares, or the Lodge-to-Lodge trek to Machu Picchu.

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Alex Burciaga

The Kelty Redwing 50 is a very robust and versatile internal frame pack. It has a volume of 3100 cubic inches and weighs 3 pounds and 9 ounces. The pack is 25 inches in height, 18 inches in width and

By: Alex Burciaga l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Jun 12, 2012
Alex Burciaga

The Osprey Atmos 65 is an extremely well-designed and crafted backpack. It is an internal frame pack that is 30 inches high, 14 inches wide and 12 inches deep. It is very light in weight and comes

By: Alex Burciaga l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Jun 11, 2012

Every year, especially in summer, millions of Americans head to the mountains for various recreational activities including hiking, camping and fishing. Here are some tips in case you do run into a

By: Bryan J Buckner l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Jun 11, 2012
Ronald D Mitchell

When going on a backpacking trip, a journal should be a must do. Keeping some record of your backpacking trip will help keep the experience fresh in your mind long after your return. A well-kept

By: Ronald D Mitchell l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Jun 08, 2012

Quite a number of people like hiking mountains. Quite a number of mountains have lakes on them. Hence, the lakes are referred to as mountain lakes.

By: G Sonali l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Jun 06, 2012
Dave Gutscher

In all of my years of hiking, I have never carried bear spray. Perhaps it's because of the statistics. Today, about 2-3 people are killed annually in the United States and Canada because of bear

By: Dave Gutscher l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Jun 03, 2012
Dave Gutscher

If you have never had a poison ivy rash, I can tell you that the itch is absolutely maddening. You can douse yourself in pink calamine lotion, which takes the edge off a bit, but it takes every bit

By: Dave Gutscher l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Jun 03, 2012
Dave Gutscher

When I introduce people to scrambling for the first time, I always take them to Yamnuska because I think the mountain provides all of the things that will create an interest in further scrambling.

By: Dave Gutscher l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Jun 03, 2012
Dave Gutscher

Growing up, I thought my trail journal was the coolest thing. It looked like Henry Jones' Grail journal from the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. It had multi-coloured trail notes, sketches,

By: Dave Gutscher l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Jun 03, 2012
Dave Gutscher

I received my first mosquito bite of the season. It's been itching the last few hours, so I put a bit of calamine lotion on it. The itch stopped, but one of my friends told me that it's just a myth;

By: Dave Gutscher l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Jun 03, 2012
Dave Gutscher

Leave No Trace is a set of ethical principles designed to help hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts make decisions that reduce their environmental impact. The principles grew out of several US

By: Dave Gutscher l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Jun 03, 2012

There are many great wilderness locations in Peru for guided walks but the following ones definitely rank among the best. These are locations that give you pleasant walks, beautiful scenery, and

By: Tony Maniscalco l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Apr 23, 2012

There are many fantastic places to go walking in Canada, but if you cannot decide which area is the one to choose, then it may be time you took a look at the Trans Canada Trail. This trail stretches

By: Tony Maniscalco l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Apr 23, 2012

Mont Tremblant National Park is one of the most exciting and beautiful national parks in Canada. Many thousands of people go walking in Canada each year on organised tours, and Mont Tremblant

By: Tony Maniscalco l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Apr 23, 2012

The Rocky Mountains stretch up from the USA across the border, and if you are keen on going walking in Canada and seeing some more of this beautiful country then the Canadian Rockies could well prove

By: Tony Maniscalco l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Apr 23, 2012

This article explains different types of Trekking Poles, highlights good poles that I have used. This article can be very helpful if you plan to hike in the Red River Gorge.

By: Christian Loftus l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Apr 18, 2012

There is no greater way to get in touch with nature than a going on a hike. hiking is a great way to relax, and enjoy the world around you. Here are some climbing tips for girls looking to see a

By: Ryosuke Kaneko l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Apr 15, 2012
Swetha Sivaswamy

Whether you have been a lazy sloth (like me) who began hiking to become fitter or a seasoned backpacker, it is best to know your etiquette before you hit the national park trails to avoid looking

By: Swetha Sivaswamy l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Apr 10, 2012
Gary R Johnson

What is it that makes this pastime so popular, and why don't more people do it? To take up hiking will change your life for the better and give you a sense of what nature has to offer.

By: Gary R Johnson l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Apr 10, 2012

When traveling, it's important to choose the right travel backpack. Opt for a bag that's carry-on-sized, front-loading, lockable, and comfortable. A good backpack can mean the difference between a

By: Jeff Bukowski l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Apr 07, 2012
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Alex Burciaga

The Kelty Redwing 50 is a very robust and versatile internal frame pack. It has a volume of 3100 cubic inches and weighs 3 pounds and 9 ounces. The pack is 25 inches in height, 18 inches in width and

By: Alex Burciaga l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Jun 12, 2012 lViews: 64 lComments: 0
Kaitlin R McMichael

Compare 4 popular alternatives to the classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu trek. Hike the Salkantay, Choquequirao, Lares, or the Lodge-to-Lodge trek to Machu Picchu.

By: Kaitlin R McMichael l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Feb 07, 2012 lViews: 62 lComments: 0
Dave Gutscher

If you have never had a poison ivy rash, I can tell you that the itch is absolutely maddening. You can douse yourself in pink calamine lotion, which takes the edge off a bit, but it takes every bit

By: Dave Gutscher l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Jun 03, 2012 lViews: 60 lComments: 0

Every year, especially in summer, millions of Americans head to the mountains for various recreational activities including hiking, camping and fishing. Here are some tips in case you do run into a

By: Bryan J Buckner l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Jun 11, 2012 lViews: 60 lComments: 0
Alex Burciaga

The Osprey Atmos 65 is an extremely well-designed and crafted backpack. It is an internal frame pack that is 30 inches high, 14 inches wide and 12 inches deep. It is very light in weight and comes

By: Alex Burciaga l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Jun 11, 2012 lViews: 58 lComments: 0
Dave Gutscher

In all of my years of hiking, I have never carried bear spray. Perhaps it's because of the statistics. Today, about 2-3 people are killed annually in the United States and Canada because of bear

By: Dave Gutscher l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Jun 03, 2012 lViews: 58 lComments: 0
Gary R Johnson

What is it that makes this pastime so popular, and why don't more people do it? To take up hiking will change your life for the better and give you a sense of what nature has to offer.

By: Gary R Johnson l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Apr 10, 2012 lViews: 56 lComments: 0
Ronald D Mitchell

When going on a backpacking trip, a journal should be a must do. Keeping some record of your backpacking trip will help keep the experience fresh in your mind long after your return. A well-kept

By: Ronald D Mitchell l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Jun 08, 2012 lViews: 50 lComments: 0

The Rocky Mountains stretch up from the USA across the border, and if you are keen on going walking in Canada and seeing some more of this beautiful country then the Canadian Rockies could well prove

By: Tony Maniscalco l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Apr 23, 2012 lViews: 49 lComments: 0
Trish Haill

At 1,344 metres high Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Scotland as well as being Britain's highest peak. For many walkers this is the ultimate mountain to climb. Climbing Ben Nevis and reaching

By: Trish Haill l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Feb 09, 2012 lViews: 49 lComments: 0
Dave Gutscher

Growing up, I thought my trail journal was the coolest thing. It looked like Henry Jones' Grail journal from the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. It had multi-coloured trail notes, sketches,

By: Dave Gutscher l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Jun 03, 2012 lViews: 49 lComments: 0

There are many fantastic places to go walking in Canada, but if you cannot decide which area is the one to choose, then it may be time you took a look at the Trans Canada Trail. This trail stretches

By: Tony Maniscalco l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Apr 23, 2012 lViews: 48 lComments: 0

There is no greater way to get in touch with nature than a going on a hike. hiking is a great way to relax, and enjoy the world around you. Here are some climbing tips for girls looking to see a

By: Ryosuke Kaneko l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Apr 15, 2012 lViews: 47 lComments: 0

Quite a number of people like hiking mountains. Quite a number of mountains have lakes on them. Hence, the lakes are referred to as mountain lakes.

By: G Sonali l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Jun 06, 2012 lViews: 47 lComments: 0

Mont Tremblant National Park is one of the most exciting and beautiful national parks in Canada. Many thousands of people go walking in Canada each year on organised tours, and Mont Tremblant

By: Tony Maniscalco l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Apr 23, 2012 lViews: 46 lComments: 0
Stephen M Johns

Where did backpacks come from and what kinds are there? What kind is best for me? Where can I get one?

By: Stephen M Johns l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Apr 02, 2012 lViews: 46 lComments: 0
Kurt Cedergren

Alcohol stoves for backpacking and hiking are available in a variety of styles. There are DIY homemade alcohol stoves made from Cat food, Soda, or Beer cans. You can buy commercially available

By: Kurt Cedergren l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Apr 03, 2012 lViews: 46 lComments: 0

Embarking on walking and trekking adventures offers you the chance to experience exotic destinations and see amazing landmarks. While wonderful hiking opportunities are to be had all over the world,

By: Dipika Patel l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Feb 27, 2012 lViews: 45 lComments: 0

When traveling, it's important to choose the right travel backpack. Opt for a bag that's carry-on-sized, front-loading, lockable, and comfortable. A good backpack can mean the difference between a

By: Jeff Bukowski l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Apr 07, 2012 lViews: 45 lComments: 0

This article explains different types of Trekking Poles, highlights good poles that I have used. This article can be very helpful if you plan to hike in the Red River Gorge.

By: Christian Loftus l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Apr 18, 2012 lViews: 44 lComments: 0
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Embarking on walking and trekking adventures offers you the chance to experience exotic destinations and see amazing landmarks. While wonderful hiking opportunities are to be had all over the world,

By: Dipika Patel l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Feb 27, 2012 lViews: 45 lComments: 0

On walking holidays, Peru will offer you many incredible, and literally breathtaking, attractions - but many visitors have a fascination with discovering more about the ancient Inca civilisation. Why

By: Tony Maniscalco l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Feb 23, 2012 lViews: 37 lComments: 0

If you want to go hiking in a place where you will find just about every stunning natural landscape you can imagine, you should look no further than Canada. Hiking holiday enthusiasts have been

By: Tony Maniscalco l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Feb 23, 2012 lViews: 36 lComments: 0

For sweeping mountain vistas and the chance to see some incredible flora and fauna, one of the most enticing destinations in the world is Canada - hiking holiday experts rate its national parks and

By: Tony Maniscalco l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Feb 23, 2012 lViews: 39 lComments: 0

Canada is a hiker's paradise, there's no doubt about it. But aside from the stunning landscapes featuring mountains, glaciers, ravines, coastlines and just about everything else you could imagine,

By: Tony Maniscalco l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Feb 23, 2012 lViews: 32 lComments: 0

There is so much to recommend walking in Canada: incredible wildlife, stunning landscape, some of the friendliest locals you're ever likely to meet, and everything on a scale that can be truly

By: Tony Maniscalco l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Mar 29, 2012 lViews: 34 lComments: 0

There are many great wilderness locations in Peru for guided walks but the following ones definitely rank among the best. These are locations that give you pleasant walks, beautiful scenery, and

By: Tony Maniscalco l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Apr 23, 2012 lViews: 40 lComments: 0

There are many fantastic places to go walking in Canada, but if you cannot decide which area is the one to choose, then it may be time you took a look at the Trans Canada Trail. This trail stretches

By: Tony Maniscalco l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Apr 23, 2012 lViews: 48 lComments: 0

Mont Tremblant National Park is one of the most exciting and beautiful national parks in Canada. Many thousands of people go walking in Canada each year on organised tours, and Mont Tremblant

By: Tony Maniscalco l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Apr 23, 2012 lViews: 46 lComments: 0

The Rocky Mountains stretch up from the USA across the border, and if you are keen on going walking in Canada and seeing some more of this beautiful country then the Canadian Rockies could well prove

By: Tony Maniscalco l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Apr 23, 2012 lViews: 49 lComments: 0
Stephen M Johns

Where did backpacks come from and what kinds are there? What kind is best for me? Where can I get one?

By: Stephen M Johns l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Apr 02, 2012 lViews: 46 lComments: 0

A High Mountain Lake Fishing Trip entails both hiking and fishing activities for everyone from outdoor newbies to experts to enjoy. Here is a list of hiking and fishing essentials, which includes LED

By: Tom C Huntington l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Mar 09, 2012 lViews: 37 lComments: 0

This article will provide a good introduction to Paracord, a fantastic product that has literally hundreds of uses. Paracord was originally used as the suspension lines in U.S. Military parachutes.

By: Jim Edgar l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Feb 23, 2012 lViews: 41 lComments: 0
JD Fin

Backpacking around the world is more than just jumping from country to country taking photographs of pretty buildings. It's about finding yourself: taking a big chance and heading out into the

By: JD Fin l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Feb 19, 2012 lViews: 37 lComments: 0
Robert W. Mann

Going through the process of finding the perfect hiking boots for your needs doesn't have to be overwhelming. Whether you're a casual or serious hiker you need the right pair of boots to get you

By: Robert W. Mann l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Feb 18, 2012 lViews: 37 lComments: 0
Nancy Shepherd

When it comes to choosing the best backpacking pack, aspiring backpackers must first assess their needs and preferences. As with any activity, having the right gear goes a long way toward making the

By: Nancy Shepherd l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Feb 17, 2012 lViews: 35 lComments: 0
Trish Haill

At 1,344 metres high Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Scotland as well as being Britain's highest peak. For many walkers this is the ultimate mountain to climb. Climbing Ben Nevis and reaching

By: Trish Haill l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Feb 09, 2012 lViews: 49 lComments: 0
Kaitlin R McMichael

Compare 4 popular alternatives to the classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu trek. Hike the Salkantay, Choquequirao, Lares, or the Lodge-to-Lodge trek to Machu Picchu.

By: Kaitlin R McMichael l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Feb 07, 2012 lViews: 62 lComments: 0

When traveling, it's important to choose the right travel backpack. Opt for a bag that's carry-on-sized, front-loading, lockable, and comfortable. A good backpack can mean the difference between a

By: Jeff Bukowski l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Apr 07, 2012 lViews: 45 lComments: 0
Swetha Sivaswamy

Whether you have been a lazy sloth (like me) who began hiking to become fitter or a seasoned backpacker, it is best to know your etiquette before you hit the national park trails to avoid looking

By: Swetha Sivaswamy l Travel & Leisure > Hiking Backpacking l Apr 10, 2012 lViews: 35 lComments: 0
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