Notes from the trail

Welcome to American Backcountry’s Notes from the Trail. Here we share stories and thoughts from some of our favorite contributors. Each mountain is different and each trip has a different story – these are notes collected along the trail.

Articles on Backpacking

July 24, 2018

From The Active Explorer Blog

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Collection of Utah Hiking Trails

July 24, 2018

From The Active Explorer Blog.

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BRYCE CANYON: THE SLEEPER PARK THAT SURPRISED ME

July 24, 2018

From: Just a Colorado Gal

by: Heather Balogh Rochfort

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LEAVE NO TRACE IN THE DIGITAL ERA

July 24, 2018

From: Just a Colorado Gal

by: Heather Balogh Rochfort

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The Battle Over Our National Monuments: What You Need To Know

July 24, 2018

From: Just a Colorado Gal

by: Heather Balogh Rochfort

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Think You’re Leaving No Trace? Here’s Something You Might Have Missed

October 19, 2016

When backpacking in alpine environments, or anywhere for that matter, I’m a stickler for following Leave No Trace principles. Let me rephrase that, I’m a pain in the bottom about it. Yet until recently, I didn’t realize I was inadvertently

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Promoting Conservation in our Everyday Life

October 19, 2016

My life is wildly spinning as of late, but a news story caused me to pause and read when it flittered across my desk this weekend. For the first time ever, bees were placed under the protection of the Endangered

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My [growing] Collection of Top Utah Hiking Trails by Erika Wiggins, from The Active Explorer

August 23, 2016

In this post I share my top Utah hiking trail posts organized by area, season, difficulty and even one for dogs who hike. Most I published on Ski Utah’s blog under my name or as the “Yeti,” their ultra cool …

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Longs Peak: The Keyhole Route by Heather Balogh, From Just A Colorado Gal

August 23, 2016

For years, Longs Peak has been watching me.

 

In college, I embarked upon the grandiose and delusional plan to climb all of Colorado’s 14ers before graduation. Surprise; it didn’t happen. But, I managed to tick a large number of …

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Appalachian Trail

July 18, 2014

So I am back out on a section hike of the Appalachian Trail this weekend looking to unplug and recharge the mental batteries after a very busy spring.  This year I am looking to knock out 120 miles on the …

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