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Backpacking Tips

Cell Phones 101

I’m a bit of a social media addict, so I was constantly taking photos and uploading them to Facebook during my thru-hike. Also, my mom liked to regularly receive reassuring text messages from...

Why You Should do Yoga while Hiking

After a day of hiking, you might develop what is referred to as “the hiker hobble.” It’s when you wake up in the morning (or get up after a long break), and all of your muscles are...

Talking about hiking hair care; do a side braid or shaved head.

5 Tips for Hiking Hair Care

Side braids and shaved heads are equally badass. I have always prided myself on having long, healthy hair. I think the inner-hippie in me liked having flowy locks. Naturally, when I decided to do a...

How To (or Not To) Ford a River

When you enter the great state of Maine, you’ll notice that they’ve stopped building bridges over rivers and streams. It’s important to know how to cross a river, and which rivers...