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Arizona Trail Resupply Plan Details | Average Hiker

Updated for 2022 Hike My Arizona Trail Resupply Plan includes a mix of boxes and resupplying in town as needed. Cricket (hiking partner on this hike) needs to limit her days to 15 miles, and since we …

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Copper Spur UL1 Review – Bomb Proof Little Tent!| Average Hiker

On a recent backpacking trip in New England, I reviewed the Copper Spur UL1 and was reminded of why I love free standing tents!

Aspetuck Trail sign near trail junction with road

Chatfield Trail- Rocky Workout | Average Hiker

The Chatfield Trail is a 4.3 miles trail that travels through Cockaponset State Forest and Forster Pond State Park. There are also some private lands so it is important you stay on the trail. There ar…

These are two of the longer trails I hiked this year. I enjoyed hiking in the southeast and northeast this year. Next year I will be heading West.

Map of Northville Placid Trail on Average Hiker

Northville-Placid Trail

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