May Santa fill your backpack with great hiking guides, airplane tickets to the tropics for warm weather walks or, at the very least, a few packets of Java Juice! I'm off into the backcountry this weekend to spend a few nights with friends at a historic cabin -- no quinzhees for me this Christmas. I'll share a spot on the bench by the fire for all of you!
And if you can't make it, here's a few of the latest articles from the Hiking & Backpacking site at BellaOnline.com to keep you company.
Are Water Bottles Safe? - Take Two
News on the bisphenol-A / polycarbonate plastic front as a major Canadian retailer pulls Nalgene water bottles from its shelves.
Cool hiking in Hawaii? You bet! Ascend to over 9000 feet and explore the other-worldly terrain of Haleakala. You’ll come away refreshed.
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Have a great holiday season!
Megan Kopp, Hiking & Backpacking Editor
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