Florida Trail: Juniper Prairie Wilderness

My home state of Florida hosts one of our nation’s 11 national scenic trails: The Florida National Scenic Trail. The Florida Trail or “FT” is 1300+ miles of trail and runs from Big Cypress Preserve in south Florida to Fort Pickens just south of Pensacola, FL.  SECTION HIKING THE FT: Ocala National Forest It's late … Continue reading Florida Trail: Juniper Prairie Wilderness

Must-Read Hiking Books – Celebrate “National Read an eBook Week”

It's "National Read an eBook Week" so I answered it's call in true backpacker fashion: Find the best eBooks for hikers. Discover some prime books for hikers to enjoy on and off the trail.

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False Alarm: When My Emergency Electronics Fail

This article originally appeared on The Trek, which you can read here.  When I tell people I hike long distance, I am often asked safety-related questions, like “Do you carry a gun?” or “Do you have a satellite device for emergencies?” There are many opinions on whether they are worth the weight or expense, but … Continue reading False Alarm: When My Emergency Electronics Fail