Archive for February, 2010

Hiking Tips: Benefits of Groundsheets

February 9, 2010

If someone asked me to name some hiking and backpacking equipment, groundsheets wouldn’t like be at the top of the list. I’d more likely mention backpacks, sleeping bags or hiking shoes.

Here’s an article that reminded me that groundsheets are useful items that have a variety of uses and benefits. Take a look at this article on groundsheets. It may just give you a bit more exalted view of this lowly item.

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

February 5, 2010

Get to know this unique National Park. Here’s an introduction.

Lassen Peak as seen from Lake Helen, Lassen Vo...
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Geotripper: The Other California: Lassen Peak, A Volcanic

Truth be told, Lassen Peak doesn’t look much like a volcano. It is a miniscule peak compared to Mt. Shasta (1/2 cubic mile compared to 108 cubic miles). Although it tops out at nearly 10500 feet, it rises off a plateau at 8000 feet and thus … Lassen Volcanic National Park has a number of famous attractions, including the peak itself, Bumpass Hell and the Sulphur Works, two geothermally active areas, and a number of beautiful lakes including Manzanita and Summit Lakes. …

Publish Date: 01/31/2010 14:50

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Photo spot 8: Lassen Volcanic National Park – Cinder Cone « The

Lassen Volcanic National Park is a real-life dictionary of volcanic geology. The volcano had a series of eruptions less than a century ago, creating cinder cones and hardened lava fields, as well as active features such as hot springs, hissing, … for instance the Sunset Crater, off limits to hiking), there are impressive views of the volcanic landscape, over the Fantastic Lava Beds, Painted Dunes (that I find particularly unique), and Mt Lassen in the distance. …

Publish Date: 01/14/2010 0:28

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Hiking Boots or Hiking Shoes?

February 4, 2010

Types Of Hiking Boots And Hiking Shoes

Photographed by Daniel Case 2006-01-20.
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There are many types of hiking boots and hiking shoes, and the choice can be bewildering. While there are some kinds of hiking footwear that will not fit neatly into any category, I will discuss hiking footwear in terms of four …

Publish Date: 01/15/2010 1:45

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So many types of shoes

There are many types of shoes and hiking boots, and the choice can be confusing. While there are certain types of hiking shoes that do not wipe any drawer discuss hiking footwear in four categories, based on the general type of hiking

Publish Date: 01/15/2010 19:30

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Re: Hiking Shoes, or Hiking Boots?

Just so that you know I actually am making some progress here, I did drive to Burlingotn today (an hour from where I live) and I bought two types of sock systems.The first ones are made by a company called Wigwam and it is their Trail …

Publish Date: 01/24/2010 16:53

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