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Snow Backpacking Gear Review: MSR Revo Explore

When it comes to snow backpacking one of the most essential pieces of gear you need is snowshoes. A good pair of snowshoes can go a long way, not only when it comes to getting you to your destination, but also reducing the amount of strain you put on your legs. Buying snowshoes can be a pretty confusing process and at first glance you might think, what’s the difference between an $100 pair of snowshoes…

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Snow Backpacking – Dewey Point Yosemite, Part 1: Getting to Dewey Point

This is the first in a series of posts that I am putting together about Snow Backpacking out to Dewey Point Yosemite. For anyone that wants to get started with Snow Backpacking this is a nice easy hike to an absolutely beautiful location. The hike itself takes about two and a half hours if you walk at a brisk pace, likely three hours or more if you decide to take it easy. My friend and…

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Preparing for a Snow Backpacking Trip – Part 1: Hiking Essentials

Two nights from now, if everything goes according to plan, I’ll be sitting high up in the mountains in Yosemite at Dewey Point. This will be my first official snow backpacking trip and it has been a serious process getting ready for the adventure. While I did try to find as many resources as I could online, the reality is, the incredibly knowledgeable staff at REI ended up being the most helpful by leaps and…

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