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  • Hiking and Backpacking

    Hiking Gear Guides

    A complete look at the best hiking gear of 2016, from light and packable tents and sleeping bags to proven backcountry footwear and clothing 

  • Norway Guide

    Norway Guide

    Europe’s true wilderness is not found in the Alps, but the northern reaches of the continent from the 57th parallel north well into the Arctic Circle

  • Trail-Running Shoes 2016

    The Best Trail Runners

    Stop pounding the pavement or treadmill and hit the trails

  • Seattle hiking trails

    10 Great Hikes from Seattle

    From the North Cascades to the Olympic Peninsula, it’s time get out hiking

  • Packrafting

    An Intro to Packrafting

    Packrafting expert Brett Davis breaks down the ins and outs of the small and super portable boats that can open up all kinds of new terrain

  • Annapurna Circuit

    Annapurna Circuit Trek

    One of the world’s great trekking routes is threatened but alive (and recovering)

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    Review: Hilleberg Niak

    We put Hilleberg's lightest 2-person tent to the test

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