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New Study Finds Many Appalachian Trail Hikers Are Unable To Identify Key Sign Of Lyme Disease | National Parks Traveler
Forget hiking the Appalachian Trail, the path up Mount Hua should get your heart rate up and provide all the exercise you’ll ever need
The Continental Divide Trail is the third trail in the Triple Crown of long distance hiking in the US. This trail begins in New Mexico and traverses north through Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. This is also the most technically challenging of the trails, as there are sections of the trail that are not developed. The CDTC is raising money through Indiegogo to continue work on the trail. Give them some love here.
Currently, while backpacking, I wear a fanny pack; twisted around to the front, to carry items I need to have immediately accessible. The RIBZ Front Pack makes so much more sense, and can ease the weight on the back. Check it out.