How to Backpack Like You Mean It

I'll admit, my first-ever backpacking trip was a disaster. It was three of us setting out on our own, into the woods, in the summer, during a drought, with no idea what we were doing. I had a beat up old pack, second-hand hiking boots, and 16 ounces of water...

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Journey into the Accursed Mountains

The Albanian Alps have been known by another name since ancient times: The Accursed Mountains—so called because they repeatedly thwarted invading armies’ attempts to cross. Little did I know, I was soon to join the ranks of foreigners to be defeated by the formidable natural forces of these mountains...

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