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Backpacking – Is it for You? Part 2

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You need to look carefully at the area into which you are hiking. If it is in a well-marked and maintained trail system in a State or National Park, then one set of considerations need attention. But if it is into a wilderness area an entirely different set of rules apply. These areas are for experienced and physically fit people, not for the novice. Did I mention there are wild animals in most areas where you’ll be hiking?

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