Tripleblaze T-shirts Are Here!

We just got in a batch of Tripleblaze t-shirts for spring and we’re really excited about them! There are men’s and women’s versions in light navy and “grass” colors, respectively. The women’s shirt is fitted so no worries about wearing a boxy t-shirt on the trail or at the campground. 🙂 The t-shirts feature the …

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Trail Stories: Mama Goose

Meet Mama Goose. Also known as Hikergurl, also known as Sharon. Call her what you will, this woman is a pretty cool chick. My mom and I were hiking southbound between Tesnatee Gap and Neels Gap last week, a part of the AT that most day hikers don’t explore. It was a beautiful day that …

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A Little Magic Goes a Long Way

It’s the beginning of the thru-hiking season, which means long hikes, cold temps, bad weather, and a long road ahead for the hikers. Many of the people who don’t end up completing the AT stop early on, which means that they need some serious support at the beginning. That’s where the magic comes in. The …

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Do You Hike Inn?

If you don’t then you should. No idea what I’m talking about? Then I’m about to clue you in. You’re welcome. The Len Foote Hike Inn is one of the few backcountry Inns located in the Appalachian mountains. Len Foote is located a couple of hours north of Atlanta in the Amicalola State Park, and …

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Tripleblaze Camping Survey: Free Frisbee

Got two minutes? We put together a quick camping survey to help us understand why you camp. Fill it out and we’ll send you a free Tripleblaze frisbee in the mail to say thanks! The results from this survey will help us improve Tripleblaze and we’ll share many of the findings right here on the …

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Getting to Know the Knob

Awesome trails, beautiful foliage, famous views—who can say no to that? Not me, or my family—clearly I have an awesome family. When you’re in Roanoke, VA for the weekend it’s kind of obligatory that you hike to McAfee Knob. If you’re unfamiliar with McAfee Knob, it has been endearingly named “the most photographed spot on …

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Navigation Basics: Types of Maps

This is the first post for a new series titled “Navigation Basics”. When learning how to navigate in the wild it is best to start with the basics. Today we will talk about the map. Maps come in a variety of forms but the two major categories of maps are planimetric and topographic maps. Let us …

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Tripleblaze iPhone and Android App Updates

Spring is officially just a few days away and what better way to celebrate than with fresh Tripleblaze app updates! The home screen has been revamped with a new look and feel and adds a form for updating your account information (email, password, newsletter preferences, etc.). We’ve also improved access to the blog; now you …

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February Outdoor Photo and Review Contest Winners

Congratulations to Hoss and Melissa Peacock, our top contributors in February. We’re really starting to get jealous of these Florida people who can camp and hike pretty much year round. Not fair! 🙂 Starting in March we’re dropping the third prize for gear reviews to simplify things a bit. Besides, with nearly 1,000 new campgrounds …

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January Contest Winners

Congratulations to our January contribution contest winners: hoss, papasmurf454, and KampKing. Each member earns a $25 REI gift card for their outdoor reviews and photos last month. In January Tripleblaze added 413 new campgrounds and 525 hiking trails! Our goal is to become the most comprehensive online and mobile resource for finding outdoor destinations and …

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December Outdoor Review and Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to our December contribution contest winners, hoss and Melissa Peacock! Both members will receive $25 REI gifts cards for posting the most hiking trail and campground photos and reviews last month. We’ve been busy at Tripleblaze over the past month, adding information on hiking trails and campgrounds in more than 300 state parks around …

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October Contest Winners + Outdoor Photo Tagging

Sweetwater Creek State Park Congratulations to our October contribution contest winners: Melissa Peacock, papasmurf454, and tess! Each will receive a $25 REI gift card for their outdoor reviews and photos contributed last month. We recently added a couple photo features we wanted to share this month: – Multiple photo uploads. Now you can select multiple …

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August Outdoor Photo and Review Contest Winners

Lake Norman State Park group campsite. Congratulations to our August contest winners, Melissa Peacock, LightFoot, and awestlake. Based on their photo and review contributions to the site, each member will receive a $25 gift certificate to the newly redesigned Backcountry.com REI! In case you’re new to Tripleblaze.com, we award points based on member reviews and …

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