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  1. Community

    1. Meet & Greet

      New to the forum? Introduce yourself here.

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    2. Fireside Chatter

      Discussion of random & off topic subjects.

      835
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    3. TrailGroove Magazine

      General discussion about the magazine, articles, features, & reviews.

      296
      posts
  2. Outside

    1. General Backpacking & Hiking

      Skill, technique, questions, & all things backpacking or hiking related.

      1,492
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    2. Gear

      From gadgets to goosedown, chat about it here.

      2,621
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    3. Sale & Swap

      Buy and sell personal gear.

      283
      posts
    4. Camp Kitchen

      Cooking techniques, methods, and food in general.

      347
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    5. Trip Reports

      Pictures and stories of recent and past adventures.

      776
      posts
    6. Other Outdoor Activities

      For all those other outdoor interests, sports, and hobbies.

      129
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  3. Regional Discussions

    1. Northeast

      Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, & Vermont.

      116
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    2. Midwest

      Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, & Wisconsin.

      98
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    3. Southeast

      Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, & West Virginia.

      192
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    4. South Central

      Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, & Texas.

      86
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    5. Mountain

      Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, & Wyoming.

      389
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    6. Pacific

      Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, & Washington.

      271
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    7. International

      All things abroad.

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  4. The Long Trails

    1. Appalachian Trail

      Thruhike? Day hike? The place to talk about the AT, America's most storied long trail.

      82
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    2. Pacific Crest Trail

      Border to border, (And a bit beyond) - All things related to the PCT.

      46
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    3. Continental Divide Trail

      Discuss the CDT - The longest and wildest of the "Big three".

      10
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    4. Other Long Trails

      Interested in hiking another trail? (Scenic, historic, & others) talk about it here. From the NCT to the ADT to the PNT...

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