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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. 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.
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3. 6 Ways of the Camino de Santiago
We tend to choose a Way of Saint James because of the time we have, the landscape, or the difficulty of the journey. Here are brief descriptions of six popular Ways of Saint James or Caminos to Santiago.
4. 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.
5. Liberty Bell Arch, AZ
Visiting Las Vegas? Spend a few hours hiking out to the Liberty Bell Arch, a natural, stone arch in the Arizona Desert; just 45-minutes south of Las Vegas.
6. Benefits of Hiking Poles
Hiking poles are not as popular in America as they are in other places around the world. I’d like to encourage you to give them a try. They offer lots of benefits to walkers, hikers, and trekkers.
7. 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.
8. Choose High Tech Hiking Clothes
No matter what your favorite name brand clothing for hiking might be, you'll get more bang for your buck with modern technology fabrics that keep you cool, bug free, and your skin undamaged by the sun.
9. New Hiking Boot Tips
On the hunt for new hiking boots? Here are 6 tips, plus a little advice, on picking your next pair.
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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