(This is reposted from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy web site. They are good reminders as we  are now in the main hunting season. Be extra vigilant. I did a good portion of my southbound hike during hunting season, on the Tuscarora Trail and the ...

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  1. Hiking Safety During Hunting Season from the ATC
  2. Safety and Hikes in the Fall Season
  3. I Need Water – 7 Things You Can Do in Dry Conditions
  4. The Colorado Trail – Part Two – Acclimating to the Altitude
  5. Guest Blog - A Change of Plans? Focus on the Positive
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Hiking Safety During Hunting Season from the ATC

 (This is reposted from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy web site. They are good reminders as we  are now in the main hunting season. Be extra vigilant. I did a good portion of my southbound hike during hunting season, on the Tuscarora Trail and the Allegheny Trail. Many times you are sharing the trail with hunters carrying rifles and with their dogs. Several times I heard rifle shots quite  

Safety and Hikes in the Fall Season

Max Patch in NCThere’s nothing better than a backpacking trip in thewoods at the peak of leaf change. The air is crisp, the colors of the changingleaves brilliant, and the expectation is there for adventure and recreation. With that in mind, here are afew tips that will help your trip go smoother and more enjoyable. Changing Weather – Fall can be a time of changingweather patterns.
    

I Need Water – 7 Things You Can Do in Dry Conditions

Fall is here and so too water can dry up - here are some reminders on what you can do when water is low on the trail -It has been very dry all along the Appalachians in the Eastern US, prompting lots of worry in hiking circles about wateravailability for fall hikes. So what can you do to prepare or while on a backpacking trip? 1.      Try to
    

The Colorado Trail – Part Two – Acclimating to the Altitude

(This is a series of blogs related to a thru hike of the Colorado Trail – Durango to Denver, August 20-September 26, 2017)I am an eastern dweller at approx. 800 feet elevation. And Iam going to spend day two of my hike heading northbound on the Colorado Trail climbing to 12,000 feet. BIG difference in elevation for sure. And one I need to prepfor, even as I prep for other parts of my hike
    

Guest Blog - A Change of Plans? Focus on the Positive

A Change of Plans? Focus on the PositiveBy Dallas GallmannAfter 4 longweeks I finally got my cast off and have gone into a walking boot for another 3weeks before I start physical therapy.I set off onthe trail last month in order to do some soul searching but God had a differentplan for me. My trip ended early after a fall and it may sound cliche but Iwent to the trail to learn
    

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