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Meet PCT Guidebook Author Shawnté Salabert

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Must-Haves for PCT Hikers

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Grounds Keepers Remove 1,100 Pounds of Trash in 2017

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We’ve Got Gregory Backpacks for You!

By on December 11, 2017

Here’s one more holiday giveaway for you!
Our friends at Verde PR and Gregory Backpacks have offered up two of their best-selling daypacks for two lucky PCT: Oregon subscribers. Up for grabs is a men’s Salvo 24 and women’s Sula 28. These feature-packed daypacks may not serve you for long overnighters,…


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2017 Holiday Must-Haves Gear Giveaway

By on November 21, 2017

Put up your Festivus Pole and get ready for the annual Feats of Strength because we’ve got a sack full of brand-new gear goodies for you! Thanks to the generous donations of many of the brands in this year’s Holiday Gift Guide, we’re giving away a holiday prize package…

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Grounds Keepers Remove 1,100 Pounds of Trash in 2017

By on November 17, 2017

Granite Gear’s Grounds Keepers program has come to an end in its inaugural year, resulting in 17 hikers removing a total of 1,117.8 pounds of trash from the Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, Pacific Northwest Trail, Arizona Trail, Colorado Trail, Florida Scenic Trail and Superior Hiking Trail. Additionally, over…

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Must-Haves for PCT Hikers

By on November 15, 2017

It’s that time of year again. Time for holiday shopping and wish list making. Whether you have an aspiring PCT hiker on your shopping list—or you’re the aspiring PCT hiker—here are ten of my personal, hand-picked, trail-tested gear items selected for improving the long-distance hiking experience. Each of these…

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REVIEW: Lowa Irox GTX

By on November 8, 2017

From the end of summer and into fall, I’ve been out tromping Oregon’s trails in the new Lowa Irox GTX Mid trekking boots. I’m a big fan of Lowa boots. I’ve been wearing them for years, with my favorite models being the lightweight Zepher and classic Renegade. The Irox are a…

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Meet PCT Guidebook Author Shawnté Salabert

By on November 7, 2017

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) had occupied Shawnté Salabert’s mind for a long time. Three years ago, while writing for Modern Hiker, she couldn’t fathom how special it would to hike the PCT, much less to write about the experience. But then she was invited to join Mountaineers Books’ PCT…

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