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“I remember planning that first backpacking trip.  Figuring out where to start was a little overwhelming!  Over the years though it has become much easier, and I hope this site will provide some insights and tips that ease the planning so you can focus on the adventure!”



Hi – I’m Ellie (Trail name Lucy Lulu).  Hiking and backpacking have been an important part of my life…

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What tent do I use?  How do I get to the trail head?  Equipment and logistics are a critical part of every hike…

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Posts on hiking trips, equipment reviews, food, gear, trails, news, and everything in between.

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