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How to Test Spring Water

Clean drinking water is essential out on the trail. Since hikers need so much water to stay hydrated while they’re hiking in the backcountry and...
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How to Get Poison Ivy Off of Shoes

Poison ivy is one of the most proliferous weeds in North America. It comes in both eastern and western varieties and hikers in the western...
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How to Find Hiking Trails

Even the best hiking trails occasionally feel a little overworn after many successful traversals, especially if hikers don’t take care to add some variety to...
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How Long Does it Take to Hike the Appalachian Trail?

Stretching for 2,168 miles from Georgia to Maine and crossing through 14 states including North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, the Appalachian Trail is...
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How Long Does It Take to Hike Pikes Peak?

Just 12-miles west of Colorado Springs in Pike National Forest sits Pikes Peak, the tallest peak of the southern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains...
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Just How Long Does it Take to Hike Mt. Marcy?

Mount Marcy is a great notch on the belt for any serious mountain hiker. With an elevation of 5,344 feet, it is the highest peak...
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Exactly How Long Does it Take to Hike Mt. Bierstadt?

Mount Bierstadt is one of the most popular mountains to climb in Colorado. It is one of the famous fourteeners group, or 14ers to locals,...
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How Long Does it Take to Climb Enchanted Rock?

In the middle of Texas hill country, there is a massive granite dome called Enchanted Rock. Thousands of years of history, several mythical stories, a...
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How Long Does It Take to Hike Old Rag?

Tucked away in Shenandoah National Park, Old Rag Mountain is one of the many natural gems in the United States. Offering hiking trails and saddle...
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How Long Does it Take to Hike Mt. Monadnock?

Mount Monadnock is a free-standing mountain, nestled between the towns of Jaffrey and Dublin in New Hampshire. Also known as Grand Monadnock to differentiate it...