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Tips for Backpacking and Hiking Alone

Solo backpacking and hiking is a great way to experience the outdoors at your own pace. Depending on your past experience outdoors, backpacking and hiking alone can seem daunting, scary and downright dangerous. As a woman, I am often told that people "don't backpack outdoors for a reason" and "it's too dangerous for women", but this could not be further from the truth. Thousands of people...

What To Know Before Backpacking The Wonderland Trail

The Wonderland Trail is a 93 mile trail that circumnavigates the base of Mt. Rainier in Mount Rainier National Park. The loop climbs over 25,000ft of elevation throughout the trail and varies between groups on how long it takes to complete (usually between 6 and 10 days). The trail is rated as difficult and is only recommended for experienced backpackers and hikers. Here is what you should know...