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The Senate Discussed Crowded National Parks This Week

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There’s no denying that the national parks have a crowd problem. This year, a post-lockdown wave of visitors has smashed park visitation records, forcing major destinations like Yosemite and Rocky Mountain National Parks to mandate reservations for visitors while others like Arches have had to shut their gates as parking lots filled. Now, Capitol Hill is taking notice: On June 28, a Senate subcommittee met to discuss crowding in the parks, hearing testimony from land managers and park advocates as they discussed potential solutions to the crush.

In recent months,

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Backpacker hostel brand goSTOPS raises $1 million in pre-series A round

NEW DELHI: Backpacker hostel brand goSTOPS has raised $1 million in its Pre-Series A round led by Indian Angel Network (IAN) and Yuj Ventures, the private investing arm of the family office of Xander Group founder Sid Yog.
The round also saw participation from The Chennai Angels, Chandigarh Angels, Lead Angels, Mumbai Angels Network, LetsVenture and goSTOPS’ existing lead investor 1Crowd. KRS Jamwal, Uday Chatterjee and Mitesh Shah led this round at IAN.
“The freshly infused funds will be utilised to grow the company’s supply over the next year and invest in marketing and technology. The company had earlier raised
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Tips for Creating an Environmentally-Friendly Vacation

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From vast forests to glittering glaciers, backpackers understand the importance of protecting our world more than most, which is why we’re making this story free to anyone who wants to trim their own personal carbon footprint. Find more stories about everything outdoors by signing up for Outside+. Members get access to all of Backpacker’s best stories, plus Outside’s other magazines like Climbing and Yoga Journal. Sign up for Outside+ today.

The typical American as an annual carbon footprint of 16 tons, which breaks down to a daily average of 96

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How to Become a Zero-Waste Hiker

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If you’ve ever stopped in a town near a long-trail, you’ve probably seen hikers re-packaging their food. We trade cookie tins and cartons for Ziploc bags, creating a compact food bag. And by the time we’ve completed our weekly resupply, many of us end up with a pile of trash that’s destined for the landfill. 

This re-packaging makes it possible for us to support ourselves as we travel on foot, but it also means that we leave behind a large trash footprint in the places we love. With a little

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Exploring London Via Hostel Is A Great Experience, And You Can Start With These

There is so much to see and do in the historic city of London; landmarks, museums, pubs, architecture, culture, and more—with something for every traveler. However, the city can get expensive, and this is why many visitors decide to bunk up in more affordable accommodations like hostels.

RELATED: A Travel Guide To London: 10 Things To Know While Planning Your Trip

But don’t be intimidated by the word ‘hostel,’ as these offerings are a far cry from a dingy, dirty room packed with saggy beds in someone’s attic. The new wave of hostels is chic, trendy, clean, affordable, and best

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A New FKT on the PCT: Ultrarunner Timothy Olson Sets New Record

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Fifty-two days, eight hours, and twenty-five minutes. As of Thursday evening, that’s the record Timothy Olson appears to have beat running from border to border, Mexico to Canada, on the Pacific Crest Trail. Once Olson’s own time is confirmed, he will have completed the PCT faster than anyone ever before. According to his Instagram account, his unconfirmed time is 51 days, 16 hours, and 55 minutes.

When Olson arrived at the northern terminus of the PCT at 10:48 P.M.on Thursday, he seemingly surpassed the record held by Karel Sabbe

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The 8 Best Trekking Poles in 2021

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The time to start hiking with trekking poles was yesterday. This simple piece of equipment acts as an extension of your limbs, giving you more power and stability on the trails. Furthermore, using poles lessens the impact on your joints and allows you to hike longer and harder. In recent years, trekking poles have even become increasingly popular with trail runners, due to the aforementioned benefits. Additionally, hiking poles can also be used to set up ultralight shelters and tents. Once you start using them, you’ll be wishing you had joined the trend years ago.

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Must Have Travel Backpack for Parents

Don’t miss your chance to own the next IT bag for travel! Parent-owned indie brand NO RECEPTION CLUB is launching the next must have travel backpack for parents. Its first product is a Travel Backpack for Parents called “The Getaway Bag”, to address all the problems that inevitably come up when traveling with a baby, toddler or even a big kid. If you want first dibs on this travel backpack, you can get the NO RECEPTION CLUB travel backpack from Kickstarter. The Kickstarter will run for a limited time, starting July 13th, 2021.

NO RECEPTION CLUB is the brainchild of

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Planning a Trek Abroad | Backpacker


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You’ve spent the last year and a half dreaming of getting on a plane and going on an epic hike somewhere far, far away. The good news: With Covid-19 starting to ease in many countries and borders beginning to open up, that’s a feasible possibility again.  Whether you’re ready to go or just starting to think about it, now is the perfect time to start planning out the international trek of your dreams.

Planning a backpacking trip abroad is a rewarding and affordable way to travel,

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