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Hiking Season Kickoff

Hiking Season Kickoff

Memorial Day weekend marks the official beginning of the hiking season, and many of you will be hitting the trails. Whether you are in for stellar weather, snow, or pouring rain this weekend, we hope you can find a crowd-free spot to appreciate the sights and […]

Slumber and Siestas

Slumber and Siestas

Backpackers, especially thru-hikers, often experience fatigue. There are endless reasons that keep you from getting asleep or staying asleep – stormy weather, screeching owls, howling coyotes, obnoxious weekend hikers, aching bones, fear, a snoring partner, the worry about not getting to sleep, etc. Waking up after a […]

Listening In: Earthly Sounds in a Man-Made World

Listening In: Earthly Sounds in a Man-Made World

I always find it ironic when I see a jogger or hiker in the woods wearing earbuds. It seems that while this person is taking the time to travel through the natural world, they are at the same time filtering part of it out. It […]

Seeking Silence?

Seeking Silence?

Is silence music to your ears? The familiar clamor of leaf blowers, lawn mowers, barking dogs, vehicle exhaust pipes, buses, airplanes, car doors slamming, church bells, trains, and sirens is characteristic of living in a dense population. Everyday sounds such as these mostly go unnoticed […]