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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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