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Most folks in Camas and Washougal know the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), our nation’s longest and most famous hiking trail, goes right through our backyard in the Columbia River Gorge, but many local hikers have never taken advantage of the legendary wilderness path. The Tamanous Trail climbs about 0.5 miles from the trailhead and connects with the PCT, which we followed north. The famous monster of a trail weaves through deep forest lands and clear-cuts before climbing a rocky slope to a forest road. The PCT picks up on the other side of the road and takes you down to Gillette...

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Good sun exposure makes this hike a good option for hiking in the fall and winter. When you take the Yosemite Fall Hike, you want to be a visitor, not become a statistic, so plan carefully. Each summer there are numerous first aid response calls to this trail related to dehydration. Do not fail to bring enough drinking water with you for this hike. It is recommended to have at the least 3-4 liters of water per person available when the summer temperatures peak. Approaching the trail pre-dawn is highly recommenced, doing the ascent during mid-day with minimal tree coverage from the sun...

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For those of you who are unfamiliar with, or are making your very first visit to Grand Teton National Park, you'll probably want to know what the best day hikes are in order to maximize your time in the park. Based on many years of hiking throughout the park we've developed a list of our personal favorite top ten hikes in Grand Teton National Park. Veteran and new visitors alike can use this tool as a starting point in trying to decide where to hike during your upcoming visit. Static Peak Divide - Cascade Canyon gets all the accolades whenever...

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The Long Trail is a hiking trail located in Vermont, running the length of the state. It is the oldest long-distance trail in the United States, constructed between 1910 and 1930 by the Green Mountain Club. The club remains the primary organization responsible for the trail, and is recognized by the state legislature as "the founder, sponsor, defender, and protector" of the Long Trail System.  The Long Trail runs 273 miles (439 km) through the state of Vermont. It starts at the Massachusetts state line and runs north to the Canada-US border. It runs along the main ridge of the Green...

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The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply the A.T., is a marked hiking in the Eastern United States extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. The trail is estimated around 2,200 miles long, though the exact length changes over time as parts are modified or rerouted. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy claims that the Appalachian Trail is the longest hiking-only trail in the world. More than 2 million people are said to take a hike on part of the trail at least once each year. The majority of the trail is...

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