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I also liked how my head wasn’t directly beside the door, which often occurs for an end-door tent. If something crawled through the zipper door it wouldn’t immediately be inches from my face but instead would have to work its way a few more feet to my head. At the same time, my head wasn’t… Continue reading Trip Planner

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In the colder seasons insulating layers are a must, and a good rain shell for you and rain fly for your tent are necessary year-round. This daypack came in handy just for what I intended. Altra Lone Peak 3.5 trail runners were my shoe of choice, along with Darn Tough Merino Wool Hiker Boot socks.… Continue reading Trip Planner

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Guided by experts, we spend hours looking into the factors that matter, to bring you these selections. Choose this pack if you prefer a smaller yet spacious design, as it has useful features and the durability of larger options. On the small side, ozark trail canopy so it won’t work for hikers who need a… Continue reading Trip Planner

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While this pack may not be big enough to carry all the gear you need for longer treks, it offers many of the features you would want at a good price. Designed for practicality and durability, the Ozark Trail Hiking Backpack features a capacity of 40 liters, accommodating a range of outdoor essentials for your… Continue reading Trip Planner

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If you are using your phone for navigation, pack a paper copy of a map in case you lose signal or find yourself without battery. Trail maps are free to print at home or are available for purchase at the online store. Further south, you can find Klepzig Mill, a historic building constructed nearly 100… Continue reading Trip Planner

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Determining when and where water will be available is part of route planning. Monitoring rain in the area you’re going to hike and contacting locals can help you determine if smaller creeks might act as water sources. Last fall when hiking dry sections of the Ouachita Trail, we planted water caches for insurance, but this… Continue reading Trip Planner

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Tell someone how many days you’ll be gone and approximately where you think you’ll stay each night. Physically check in by filling out a backpacking card at dedicated trailheads. Also, learn the seven principles of “Leave No Trace” to keep the backcountry beautiful. Yeti has clearly set themselves apart as the biggest player in the… Continue reading Trip Planner

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True, I wasn’t able to remove the rain fly to watch the stars or let the wind ventilate my tent, but I was able to enjoy the day hikes without any sort of worry. In essence, I had committed to the permanent rainfly option by default and there was a certain contentedness that came with… Continue reading Trip Planner

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Additionally, high-quality zippers and robust stitching can help improve the lifespan of the backpack. Selecting the right backpack is essential for trekkers, backpackers, and others who spend time in the outdoors. In this buyer’s guide, we will discuss important features, considerations, and general advice for Ozark Trail backpacks. These versatile backpacks are perfect for a… Continue reading Trip Planner

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Please be aware that we make an effort to keep this information current. However, businesses and business conditions change, thus the information contained here is subject to change without the knowledge of the Ozark Trail Association. A great way to ask questions of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts is to check out the Ozark Trail Section Hikers… Continue reading Trip Planner