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Blazing Trails: Avoid Wildfires

Here's a handy tip to avoid wildfires in the backcountry.

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Summer and early fall are high times for backpacking, but they’re also prime wildfire seasons. To find out if your destination is safe for hiking, check The Wilderness Society’s http://www.wildfirecentral.org. You’ll get up-to-date information on current fires, plus the opportunity to update other hikers on blazes you’ve encountered.