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What to pack for a pre-orientation trip

In Camping, Climbing, Featured, Gear, Hiking, Seasonal by AudreyMorrisLeave a Comment

Pre-orientation trips are so unique because they give everyone access to cool outdoor activities, without forcing them to go out and buy every single piece of outdoor group gear ever to come into existence. With the expensive main stuff covered, there are a few personal things that pre-orientation leaders should request all members to bring so everyone is prepared for …

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The best gear for your pre-orientation trips and rental shop

In Camping, Featured, Gear, Seasonal by AudreyMorrisLeave a Comment

Going back to school is always a little bittersweet. It partially means trading in sunny weather and days on the river for sitting in classes listening to lectures while longingly staring out the window at the bluebird sky. But it also means rainless fall weather, winter’s approach (yay skiing!), Halloween, new classes, new friends, the start of another awesome year …

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Essential gear for the most American 4th of July backpacking trip

In Camping, Featured, Gear, Seasonal by NikBergill1 Comment

Three hundred and sixty-four days a year, venturing into the mountains on a backpacking trip means living sparingly. Like the humble tortoise, the American backpacker must take her home with her wherever she goes. It makes perfect sense, then, for hikers to ensure that their packs are always as light as possible. Straps are cut down, toothbrushes are sawed in …

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A ski bum's guide to (kind of) functioning without skiing

In Camping, Featured, Hiking, Skiing, Trip Report, Winter by AudreyMorrisLeave a Comment

Winter is for skiing, no ifs, ands, or buts. Everyday without class is another glorious day to get up to the mountain and shred some runs with friends, mess around on tree trails, and gawk at all the hot skier boys absolutely sending it. Needless to say it’s one of my favorite seasons. This season, however, has been slightly lacking …

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A Vegan's Guide to Backpacking

In Camping by college@dminLeave a Comment

This summer I decided to commit to a vegan diet. It has been an exciting journey of searching for fun recipes, but also a journey of making sure I am getting the right nutrients. As I prepared for my first backpacking trip of the summer, I came across the issue of what food to pack. Before my diet switch, mac …

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How to Do a 1 or 2 day Presidential Traverse in New Hampshire

In Camping, Hiking by college@dmin1 Comment

any day trips or overnight hiking trips in the White Mountains of New Hampshire are fairly straight forward: pack enough food and water, bring extra socks, a first-aid kit, etc. However, completing the 20-24 mile Presidential Range Traverse takes a serious amount of planning, or you may end up lost, cold, hungry, and with no exit strategy. Lucky for you, I’ve done …