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In Memoriam, Nita Larronde
This past week the Continental Divide Trail Community lost its original Trail Angel when Nita Larronde passed away.  Nita was a legend on the CDT, she had been hosting hikers for as long as anyone can remember at her home...
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Hiking National Scenic Vs. Hiking Routes by Jada Lippincott
A few weeks ago I completed my thru-hike of the Grand Enchantment Trail (GET), an ~800 mile route expanding from Albuquerque, NM to Phoenix, AZ. First off, The GET is the most beautiful mile-by-mile route that I have ever hiked. From the desert lowlands, to traversing mountain ridges, to fording rushing rivers, to scrambling up steep canyon walls, the GET has truly got it all. Now, you may be asking yourself, “why haven’t I heard of the GET?”. You are probably most familiar with the 11 National Scenic Trails that make up our ‘official’ trails here in the US. Outside of our National Trails system, we have tons of other routes, which simply connect littler trails to create one large trail - like the GET. If you’ve never gotten off the beaten path before, route finding can be a little scary. We’re talking remote, we’re talking burly, and we’re talking beautiful. I’m going to be explaining five differences between hiking National Scenic Trails and Hiking Routes!
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Camino Olvidado: The Forgotten Way By Sara Dhooma
The Camino Olvidado is one of the most ancient Camino de Santiago routes, leading walkers through the southern valleys of the Cantabrian Mountain range.  The path begins in Bilbao and winds approximately 500 kms southwest to connect with the Camino Frances at Villafranca del Bierzo.  This Camino is best suited for intrepid, experienced walkers who seek an authentic pilgrimage experience.
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