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  • Photo by Carr Clifton American Wild: The Hikes
  • This bracing adaptation of Joe Simpson's memoir is arguably the greatest mountaineering documentary of all time. 35 Awesome (and Awesomely Bad) Outdoor Movies
  • Apply to wounds or irritated regions. Make a Salve With a Garden Weed
  • Voila! This DIY setup should work for multiple types of shoes of the same size, but your mileage may vary. Make Snow Traction With Bungee Cord
  • Look, ma - no sunscreen!  No boots, either. Hiking Jordan
  • This trail is so haunted that Big Ridge State Park went ahead and named it accordingly.  Hikers near the historic Hutchinson compound still claim to hear the panting of an approaching dog (though none can ever be found). Even spookier still, the ghostly silhouettes of family are said to appear in any photographs taken at the family cemetery. [image: Dieter Weinelt / Flickr] 11 Haunted Hikes in the U.S.
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  • Want one surefire way to get your adrenaline pumping? Attempt the 1,500-foot climb to this airy perch high above Zion Canyon. From the footbridge spanning the Virgin River, the 2.5-mile (one-way) route switchbacks up sandstone cliffs to a pinched slickrock ridge with hair-raising drop-offs on either side. Hoist yourself to the summit using chains bolted into the rock face, then peer down on the valley far below. [image: Ada Be/Flickr] The Best Hikes for Thrill-Seekers
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  • The best part about the specific knotting of this paracord bracelet is the quick-release method. To release the knots push them away from the shackle. Continue to loosen the knots as much as possible. Make a Paracord Survival Bracelet
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  • Survival School: How To Eat Your Hiking Partner
  • Editors’ Choice Snow: Nalgene 32 Ounce Ultralite Wide Mouth Bottle
  • Editors’ Choice Snow: Delorme inReach Explorer
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Happy birthday, Zion National Park! You're looking mighty good for 95.
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Search and rescue efforts will continue today for a hiker missing near Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.
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