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Why I Hike: Hiking Therapy

The storms of life. The agony of defeat. Rejection. Heartbreak. Death. We’ve all experienced these things, the banes of our collective existence. Luckily, we have a place to go and collect ourselves and return to wholeness as human beings. It’s called the natural world. Hiking therapy is real and it works. I know that most […]

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Great Campgrounds On The Way to Great Places

The TrailDirt crew just returned from a foray into Arizona, Nevada, and Northern California (again), and we have some information to share with our readers about campgrounds we stayed in that were “on the way” to some great places. What is meant by “on the way,” you ask? Well, it’s a spot where the day’s […]

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My Day Hiking Checklist

When I go day hiking there are certain things that I wear–and certain things that I pack–in my day pack. The first thing I do is choose my clothing wisely. Fall or spring mornings? Choose breathable layers, like a polyester/cotton tee shirt, with a fleece pull-over I can remove when it gets warmer later in […]

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