Posts tagged Backpacking
25 of the Best Gifts for Backpackers

25 of the Best Gifts for Backpackers | The holiday's are fast approaching and so I decided to put together a gift guide for those in your life that love backpacking based on products that I love. These gifts are perfect for the avid backpacker in your life, or even for yourself. From water filters to GPS App subscriptions, these are all great products that I can personally vouch for. You won't go wrong with any of these gifts, I love them! | shedreamsofalpine.com

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41 Of The Best Gifts for Hikers

41 of the Best Gifts for Hikers | The holiday's are fast approaching and so I decided to put together a gift guide based on products that I love. These gifts are perfect for the avid hiker in your life, or even for yourself. From sleeping pads to gear patches, these are all great products that I can personally vouch for. You won't go wrong with any of these gifts, I love them! | shedreamsofalpine.com

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The Ultimate Guide to Idaho’s Alice Lake Hike & Backpacking the Alice Toxaway Loop in the Sawtooth Mountains

The Ultimate Guide to Idaho’s Alice Lake Hike & Backpacking the Alice Toxaway Loop in the Sawtooth Mountains | If you’re looking for a show-stopping hike or backpacking trip in Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains, then look no further. The Alice Lake Hike and Alice-Toxaway Loop are some of the most beautiful trails I’ve ever hiked on, and must-do for any visit to Idaho. | shedreamsofalpine.com

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Backpacking for Beginners: 15 Rookie Mistakes To Avoid Your First Time Backpacking

Backpacking for Beginners: 15 Rookie Mistakes To Avoid Your First Time Backpacking | Consider this list of common backpacking blunders and backpacking tips as your introduction to backpacking basics. These common but avoidable mistakes are an essential part of your backpacking 101 foundation, so to speak. Mistakes are certainly how we learn, and we should never be so afraid of failure and mistakes that it prevents us from taking action toward our backpacking goals, but this list might just help you avoid a few rookie (often too common) mistakes beginner backpackers tend to make their first time backpacking. | shedreamsofalpine.com

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Your Ultimate Trail Guide: Mount Langley Hike and the Cottonwood Lakes - California 14er

Your Ultimate Trail Guide: Mount Langley Hike and the Cottonwood Lakes | Mount Langley is the 9th tallest mountain in California and one of three California 14ers that can be accessed via a Class-1 hiking trail which makes it one of the easiest California 14ers to summit. Even if you aren't interested in summiting Mount Langley, just hiking to the Cottonwood Lakes is a worthwhile trip all on it's own. Check out our full guide to this beautiful area and this Sierra Nevada classic hike! | shedreamsofalpine.com

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38 Miles Backpacking Lyell Canyon in Tuolumne to Devil's Postpile in Mammoth Lakes California

It's funny when you plan out a backpacking trip, you search the internet for details to make an overall plan and trip itinerary. You get your daily mileage and ascent all scheduled out, and you start to think that only bad weather can throw a wrench in your plan.  However, over time, I've learned that I should always anticipate about +/- 5 extra miles to what I read online. That was definitely the case with this trail from Lyell Canyon to Devil's Postpile. All my research (reading online trip reports) led me to believe this trail would be about 31 miles and only 4,100 feet of total gain, and so that seemed like an easy 10 miles per day trip. We were slightly surprised when we found that the trail was actually about 38 miles and 5,000' of gain, and had to make up some extra miles in day 2 and day 3. It still was an excellent trip, and very doable in 3 days. 

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