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Max Patch From the Sky: a Hidden Hammocking Gem
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Max Patch From the Sky: a Hidden Hammocking Gem

Take a virtual trip to one of our favorite hammocking spots in our backcountry! Max Patch is a nearly bald mountain located on the North Carolina/Tennessee border right off the Appalachian Trail and is known for its stunning 360 view of the surrounding mountains. Come fly with us!  

Why Travel Should Top Your To-Do List
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Why Travel Should Top Your To-Do List

America is often dubbed the “no vacation nation.” Why? In the United Kingdom companies offer employees with 10 years of service 28 paid vacation days; in France, companies give employees 25 vacation days. Unlike other countries, the U.S. doesn’t require companies to offer any paid time off to workers. In [...]

Responsible Off-Highway-Vehicle Use
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Responsible Off-Highway-Vehicle Use

  While you’re packing your vehicle for the next weekend camping expedition, take a minute and consider the route you’ll be taking. How much impact will you have and are you prepared for the trail?   We’ve all seen the signs at the trailhead and heard the mantra of responsible [...]

Using Technology to Enhance Your Backpacking Journey
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Using Technology to Enhance Your Backpacking Journey

The beauty of backpacking is that you aren’t constrained to normal modes of transportation, relegated to cities where lodging is just around the corner, or held to an itinerary. With a pack strapped to your shoulders, you can go where you want, when you want. If you’re feeling frisky, you [...]

It’s Friday, Ready to #HikerChat?
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It’s Friday, Ready to #HikerChat?

Have y’all ever participated in #HikerChat? Once a week, Utah-based TETON Sports and North Carolina-based American Backcountry co-host a conversation about anything and everything hiking. While initially you might not think that the outdoorsy types are necessarily the most technological–think again. This growing digital conversation has become a rich place [...]