Some of us backpack with books and pillows. Some of us saw off our toothbrush handles.

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Poll | Who makes the best daypacks?

Now that it's officially spring, we're itching to get on a trail that's not covered by snow. Not far from our office in Boulder, the Flatirons and foothills beckon us to trek up its peaks and valleys on our lunch breaks or after work. A daypack is essential to hold our water, ...read more

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Poll | What's the worst hiking ailment?

Hiking is fun until it's not. And it's usually not when you have a massive blister bubbling under your big toe or your backpack rubs the skin on your hips and shoulders raw. None of these are immediately life threatening—unless you don't treat some of them in time—but they're a ...read more