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Here are the top ten articles for the Hiking & Backpacking Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Hike Rating System
Iíve adopted the following hike descriptions from the various parks Iíve hiked, including the Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area in Nevada. Once you get to know your own abilities, you can plan your hikes with confidence.
2. Hiking First Aid Kit - The Essentials
If there's one thing you learn when hiking, it's that accidents happen. Here's the essential list of first aid items you should have with you on every hike.
3. Visiting Grand Canyon National Park
An overview of what you'll find and see while visiting one of the wonders of the world, Grand Canyon National Park.
4. Let Someone Know Where You Are
Learn from my example, no matter how easy or complex your hike, be sure to let someone know where you are and have a plan if you don't check in with them.
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6. 11 Ways to Prepare to Walk the Camino de Santiago
Here are 11 tips to help you prepare for an extensive hike.
7. New Hiking Boot Tips
On the hunt for new hiking boots? Here are 6 tips, plus a little advice, on picking your next pair.
8. 8 Tips for Choosing a Backpack
Tips for choosing your next backpack.
9. Ranger Confidential Book Review
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a park ranger at a major national park like Yosemite or Grand Canyon? That's what Andrea Lankford's book, Ranger Confidential: living, working, and dying in the national parks, is all about.
10. Visiting Valley of Fire State Park, NV
Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada is a showcase of early people art with petroglyphs estimated to be 3000 years old. There are also excellent hiking and camping opportunities through the desert red rock canyons. Whether for an afternoon or a weekend, you'll find plenty to explore and discover.
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