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The most recent mountaineering, backpacking, and day-hiking posts are shown below. You can also browse posts organized by season or geographically on a map.


Mountaineering includes technical or semi-technical travel (class 3 or higher) with a specific objective like reaching a summit or completing a route.

View all mountaineering posts.


Trips that consist primarily of hiking and camping in the backcountry; mountaineering trips are not included in this category even when they include overnight stays in the wilderness.

Day Hiking

Hiking trips that are completed in a single day without spending the night in the backcountry.

View all day hiking posts.


Activities that don’t fall neatly into one of the categories above.

View all other outdoor activity posts.

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