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Hiking - There are few things in life that are not only good for you both physically and spiritually, but can also bring you great joy and pleasure. Hiking is one of them.
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Get the most out of your hiking experiences! Whether you're just getting interested or you are an experienced long-distance backpacker you're bound to find something of interest here.


In this section you'll find articles on how to get started and enjoying your hikes more, backpacking and lightening up to lightweight and ultralight backpacking, how to cope with hiking challenges, and other resources.

Hiker's Gear

Information on what's important to take along, how to select the gear you need, where you can get it, checklists for weight conscious hikers, and articles on homemade equipment. For backpackers there is a unique gear categorization system - especially helpful if you're interested in lightweight and ultra-light backpacking. Learn about hiking boots, shoes, and sandals - which ones are best, when and why in this series of articles on footware.

Hiking Trails

The trails section is your guide to places to hike organized by area. On the weather page you can get current forecasts and find historical weather trends for planning future trips. Or read about hiking trips, and add your own trip report.


You can find everything you need in the online hiking stores section including sources for clothes, footware, and discount gear (overstock and closeout items). There's a huge bookstore covering all aspects of hiking and related interests. You'll also find magazines, a nature shop, and sources for hiking maps. Beside offering excellent customer service featured gear stores have sections organized according to the hiking software and hardware system.

Hiking Gear - Altrec  Camping Gear - CampSaver  Footwear - Boots, Shoes, & Sandals - Onlineshoes  Camping Gear - Rock Creek  Sandals - Teva

For a more complete list of the information available on the Hiking Web Site take a look at the Table of Contents, or just pick a item of interest and start looking around. Enjoy! (Press the Ctrl and D keys to bookmark the Hiking Web Site.)
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