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A hiker on the Grand View Trail in Grand Canyon

Need hiking gear? Our favorite spots to shop

A fan on Facebook recently asked me about shopping for hiking gear, which got me thinking: where are Hikerly’s favorite destinations online or in person…

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A perfect view of May Lake on the return trip down from Mount Hoffman (day three)

Yosemite backpack: Glen Aulin, May Lake & Mount Hoffman 
3 days – 18.6 miles – 4537 ft.

The High Sierra Camps in Yosemite National Park are a much-sought after way to see the park’s mountainous backcountry without the trouble of carrying all…

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Backpacking packing list: What to bring

Backpacking packing list: What to bring

This is my go-to backpacking packing list for three-season trips in the Sierras (spring to fall) and with some minor tweaks works in other settings…

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How to get backcountry weather forecasts

Wunderlich County Park Loop 
5.5 miles – 1153 ft.

Video: Beauty of Mono Lake and Mammoth High Country

Point Reyes: Arch Rock Loop 
11.7 miles – 1895 ft

Inspiring videos: Backpacking the John Muir Trail

Lands End Loop: Sutro Baths, China Beach & Cliff House 
 5.2 miles – 916 ft.

Armstrong Redwoods Loop 
 2.3 miles – 473 ft.

Mono Lake: South Tufa and Navy Beach 
1.7 miles – 97 ft.

Inyo National Forest: McLeod Lake Loop 
less than 2 miles – 1025 ft.

China Camp Loop 
8.5 miles – 700 ft.

Coastal Trail: Tennessee Valley to Pelican Inn 9.7 miles – 2386 ft.

Backpacker recipe: Israeli couscous, trail style