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Scoutmaster with Boy Scout Troop 43 in Fort Wayne, IN. We have an outing every month. Most months involve tent camping, usually in State Parks. We have made 4 trips where we have hiked 50+ miles on the Appalachian Trail. We expect to continue this until we have hiked the whole trail... (40+ years).

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2015-03-18 Camping and Hiking Guide Trainings:

The first thing that you would want to do is get experience in the area that you want to guide.  To be a good guide you must first know the area and what dangers you might run into.    Second, you should

2014-12-20 What book would you suggest for a beginner backpack hiker:

Hi Steve,    There are so many books that I could not recommend just one.  It sounds like your experiences could lead you to write a book instead of learn from one.  I have an interest in the Appalachian

2011-11-02 Harriman conditions following 10/29 storm?:

No problem, but I think that if you follow the links and ask questions on the contact pages, where people have a direct connection to the park, you will be able to get an accurate picture of the current

2011-11-01 Harriman conditions following 10/29 storm?:

Hi Roger,    I live in Indiana, so I don't have a good idea about places other than locally, but I might still be able to help...    You don't say where you are located and there are two different Harriman

2011-09-05 Good camping spot:

I live in Indiana, and have never camped west of Colorado and New Mexico, however I have visited a couple of parks in California.  I would suggest that you look into Sequoia or Yosemite national parks


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