Tagged: hiking

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Music and Audiobooks for Better Hiking on the PCT

I didn’t listen to music or other audio for the first 1200 miles of my Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike. I chugged along in my own head, listening to nature, having arguments with imaginary people, or playing call-and-response...

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Backpacking with braces

During my 2012 JMT section hike and 2013 JMT thru-hike, I wore orthodontic braces. Before hiking, I thought it was going to be a hassle in some way or another. This didn’t discourage me...