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12 Long Walks

The Great Divide Trail The Great Split Trail runs for almost 1100 kilometers across the continental divide between Alberta and British Columbia, passing through the great wilderness of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It is one of the world's most beautiful and difficult long-distance treks. The Great Divide Trail isn't often an actual trail, and it's sometimes just a wilderness pathway, but it inspires modern-day adventurers to follow in the footsteps of the area's first Indigenous people and explorers. The Great Divide Trail promises to be challenging, but it will also provide you with a unique wilderness experience in one of...
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Bartram Trail Backpacking Guide

The Bartram Trail runs for 116 miles (187 kilometers) through Georgia and North Carolina's Appalachian Mountains. Backpacker Magazine readers rated it the best long-distance path in the United States for solitude.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GSsl91LLo8&ab_channel=UnfetteredFootsteps When hiking here, II was perplexed by the absence of on-trail traffic. The Bartram Trail was truly chosen No. 1 for isolation, but just a few people trek it. Each an very one of them must have had a great experience. Getting There There are two options to get to the Bartram Trail. You can go through the Russes Bridge, where you will find a tiny parking lot....
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A Through Hiker’s Guide to the Long Trail

The Long Trail is an exciting and the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the USA. Located in Vermount, this trail runs the length of the state and receives hundreds of hikers each year. Here is everything you need to know when planning a hike in this trail Getting There Public transportation is available to get you to Williamstown. For further information, see New England Travel Planner or Longtrailvermont.com. However, this is not true for the northern terminus as there are no public transportation options there. This means that you'll have to arrange for a private transport. A list of alternatives...
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Equipment

Equipment can make or break your hiking trip. Ideally, having the right type of equipment when going out hiking will enable you to have an exceptional experience. Here are a must-have equipment for your hiking trip. Backpack You should consider several things when it comes to getting the right hiking backpack. Durability and Simplicity If you're going to and from the path, you'll probably be getting in and out of rickety old buses and pickup vehicles. As a result, your pack is bound to take a hammering. In such situations, you'll want a pack that's made of tough materials and...
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Health and Safety When Out Hiking

Health and safety are very important considerations before you plan your hiking trip. Make sure you do your homework, prepare as much as you can, and don't take on more than you can handle. Here are some tips for you. Awareness  Be aware of changes in the weather, terrain, and your own physical and emotional state at all times. Adaptation Adapt to the circumstances you're in. Mother Nature does not have a copy of your itinerary, and forecasts aren't always accurate. It's preferable to finish the hike a bit late than to risk catastrophic injury. The same logic holds true...