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Hiking the Gordon Pond Trail

The Gordon Pond Trail starts off by following old logging roads through a remote part of the forest.

I put off hiking the Gordon Pond Trail as long as I could, dreading getting lost in the maze of old logging roads between North Woodstock and the Appalachian Trail. The Gordon Pond Trail has a reputation as being poorly marked, hard to follow, wet and muddy. Moose heaven, but …

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Vasque Coldspark UltraDry Winter Hiking Boots Review

Vasque Coldspark Insulated Winter Boots

Vasque Coldspark UltraDry Boots are waterproof winter hiking boots with the nimble spirit of trail running shoes. Lightweight, with a flared heel and good rocker, you can hike fast in these boots when you want to make time. Insulated with 200 grams of Thinsulate, the Coldsparks are designed for hiking and …

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The Winter Sleeping Bag FAQ: Practical Advice for Winter Backpackers

Winter sleeping bags have specialized features that help prevent heat loss in colder temperatures.

Winter sleeping bags are expensive. This FAQ provides answers to question about winter sleeping bags that you probably haven't thought about, but that can make or break a purchase. Learn about how winter sleeping bag temperature ratings are different from three season sleeping bags, key feature requirements, and differences in male and female insulation needs.

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