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Byron Lake Huron National Forest

Huron National Forest Byron Lake camping and the morning of the swans

There are not a ton of overnight backpacking options in the Midwest, so I try to find all the options and try them out. I have hiked the Porcupine Mountains in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin, the North Country Trail through Pictured Rocks, and many more. I searched backpacking […]

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Sheep Head's Way

Five great Ireland walking locations

Walk the Irish Way Ireland is a walker’s paradise with hiking trails crisscrossing the landscape along the coasts, through mountain valleys and alongside teeming rivers. With such a variety in landscape what more could you ask for? So don’t take any more time than it requires to drop your bags at a comfortable budget accommodation […]

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Ice Age Trail backpacking begins at a trailhead

Ice Age Trail backpacking through the Chequamegon National Forest

Hiking through the remote Chequamegon National Forest in northern Wisconsin has long been on my radar. I once interviewed several hikers who completed the whole trail, and they pointed to this section in Taylor County as their favorite. This speaks volumes since the trail will be 1,100 long when completed. After several years of the idea […]

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National Geographic Appalachian Trail

National Geographic Appalachian Trail map guides – Springer Mountain to Katahdin

Hiking the Appalachian Trail is a gigantic undertaking. The amount of training, planning, and preparation needed to conquer America’s most iconic long distance trail intimidates even the most seasoned backpacker. The National Geographic Appalachian Trail map guides, due to all its condensed information, make the preparation and planning a little easier and more compact. The perfect guide book for an […]

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