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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. 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.

2. Exploring Your Own Back Yard
All around us are excellent hiking opportunities. There are National Parks to explore across the country, State Parks, and even local community parks near where we all live just waiting to be explored.

3. Visiting Death Valley National Park
All year long, there are reasons to visit Death Valley National Park. In addition to the hundreds of miles of roads that cut across this massive national park, there are also dozens of excellent hiking trails that include a natural rock bridge, the racetrack, peaks, canyons, dunes, and more.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. First Aid Kit Essentials
Every hiker should carry a small, lightweight, first aid kit. You can buy one or make your own following this suggested list.

9. Benefits of Hiking Poles
Hiking poles are not as popular in America as they are in other places around the world. Id like to encourage you to give them a try. They offer lots of benefits to walkers, hikers, and trekkers.

10. Packing Light for a Long Backpacking Journey
Here are the details and a packing list to keep your pack as light as possible for a long backpacking/walking journey. This was my list for a 40+ day, 1000km hike across Spain.

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