A Guide to Trail Running

Sometimes the rush of running down singletrack trails, swishing past low trees and dodging rocks, is more appealing than treading hot pavement. Trail running is a great way to get an awesome workout in, while also spending time out in the woods. But if you’ve always been a road junkie, trail running may seem a …

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July Contest Winners

Duke’s Creek near Helen, GA. Congratulations to our July top contributors, Melissa Peacock and Sarah Hikes. For adding the most trail and campground photos and reviews, each has won a $25 gift card to REI! Add your photos and reviews in August for your chance to win. Last month a few members also earned free …

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How to Pitch a Tent

Knowing how to pitch a tent is important. It really helps with the whole sleeping at night thing, for one. But for many people, putting up a tent can be a very difficult and stressful project. It can quickly turn a happy camper into an irritated camper with a short fuse, and those campers aren’t …

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How To Choose a Tent Site

A poor campsite choice can leave you tired and haggard on your next day of hiking, so choosing a campsite that will provide a good night’s sleep is crucial. Choosing a great campsite is really pretty simple, given good conditions, of course. But even with a less-than-ideal area, you can still choose a site that …

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How to Follow Leave No Trace Principles

As more and more outdoor adventurers get out on the trail and get into nature, there has been a growing concern about what kind of impact this has been leaving on the environment. As outdoor enthusiasts, nature, and its preservation, should be our first concern because, well, that’s why we’re getting outside! In an effort …

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June Contest Winners

Congratulations to Lightfoot and Sarah Hikes, winners of the June outdoor photo and review contest! Both members earned a $25 gift card to REI for their contributions. Don’t forget, Tripleblaze members earn points for adding hiking and camping reviews and photos via our website and mobile app. Earn 30 points to gain access to our …

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How to Use the Rest Step

Have you ever tried summiting a steep mountain and half way up felt like you were going to die? It was probably one of those “go on without me” situations that leaves you wondering how you got so exhausted. Even with a slow pace and excellent physical health, mountains can still get the best of …

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5 Tips for Outdoor Photography

So you want to be the next Ansel Adams? Well, me too. I’m certainly not going to guarantee that these tips will get you to an Adams status, but I bet you will see some improvement after using them. Photography, just like anything else, takes practice. It takes practice to get to know your camera, …

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Trail Stories: Graybeard 13

Meet Graybeard–a man who can leave a lasting impact from just a passing encounter. All day we had been hearing of Graybeard. For one, he was from Jersey and we were from Jersey, which is enough to connect people who were currently in Georgia. It was also enough to get a few New Jersey Turnpike …

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April Contest Winners + New Profile Pages

Congratulations to our April photo and review contest winners, Melissa Peacock and LightFoot. For adding the most camping and hiking photos and reviews in April, Melissa and Kyle have earned $25 REI gift cards in the ongoing monthly contest. If you clicked on either of the profile links above you probably noticed a new look …

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