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Dayhiking Hurds Point

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The weather had been cold, overcast, and unsettled for a number of weeks with mountain rain and snow add in the shortening of days and I have been running and working out at the gym, but eventually I had to get out for a fast paced hike that started only a few minutes from my house below the snow l ...

West Virginia’s Cranberry Wilderness

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West Virginia’s Cranberry Wilderness

Cranberry River, West Virginia

One of my favorite areas within West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest is the 47,815 acre Cranberry Wilderness which is located in a Black Bear sanctuary it is here where I saw the largest Bear I have ever come across in the East or the West it came out of nowhere and stood facing my partner a ...

MH Ghost Whisperer Vest : Ultralight Core Coverage

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 I have been wearing a Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer hooded jacket as an outer insulating layer for the last 3-4 years on all but the coldest hikes and backpacks while my middle layer has been either a Smartwool 250 gram, Capilene 2 or 3 , and my baselayer ultralight capilene . I can layer the ...

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