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Packing for Backpacking: Southern Virginia!

This weekend I’m going backpacking in southern Virginia! I had backpacking plans the past two weekends, but I canceled both trips┬áto be with my family. This weekend I’ll be making up for lost trail time (I’m still trying to hit … Continue reading

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Packing for Backpacking: Shenandoah!

This weekend I’m going backpacking in Shenandoah National Park! Shenandoah is the first place I ever went backpacking and one of the loveliest places on Earth. Today, in between learning all about Mercury (the planet, not the element) and interviewing … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from a 99-cent Poncho

On the first hike I ever took west of the Mississippi, a 99-cent poncho saved my life. A few weeks earlier, I had graduated from college, given away everything that wouldn’t fit in my car, and hit the road, heading … Continue reading

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Packing for Backpacking

This weekend I’m going backpacking in Colorado’s Weminuche Wilderness! I’ve driven through the Weminuche a couple of times in the winter and I’m super stoked to explore those mountains on foot now that the summer hiking season is here! When … Continue reading

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