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We all start somewhere. In Hiking 101, you'll get a leg up with beginner advice, skills, trips, and more from Backpacker's experts. Start strong—or just brush up on the basics.
Skip the trail-and-error part of learning and get a headstart with hard-won advice from our edtiors and writers.
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