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How to floss for salmon

How To Floss For Salmon

How To Floss For Salmon Are you trying to fill the freezer but have no idea how to floss for salmon? Don’t worry, I didn’t either …
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epic water filter review

A Review Of Epic Water Filters

A Review Of Epic Water Filters Epic Water filters is a company that takes the phrase “reduce redundancies” to it’s logical conclusion. Any backpacker knows that …
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Will The U.S. Buy Greenland?

Will The U.S. Buy Greenland?

Will The U.S. Buy Greenland? The U.S. buying Greenland is an idea that went mainstream during the Trump presidency. Lampooned by some in the media, the …
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Prince Albert hot Spring, Idaho

Prince Albert Hot Spring, Idaho

Prince Albert Hot Spring, Idaho Located in the Bennett Mountain Hills – a mountain range that runs west to east. Prince Albert Hot Spring offers a …
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hunting white-tailed deer in Idaho

Hunting White-Tailed Deer In Idaho

Hunting White-Tailed Deer In Idaho When people think of hunting in Idaho, white-tailed deer is not the first game species that comes to mind. While larger …
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Lake Trout In Idaho

Lake Trout Fishing In Idaho

Lake Trout Fishing In Idaho Lake trout fishing in Idaho is better than ever before. Lake trout, sometimes called mackinaw, are one of Idaho’s best sport …
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grizzly bears in idaho

Grizzly Bears In Idaho

Grizzly Bear In Idaho Grizzly bears have lived in Idaho since the last Ice Age – about 10,000 years. However, for the last 100 years, their …
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Indian hot springs, Idaho

Indian Hot Springs | Idaho

Indian Hot Springs, Idaho Located in the Jarbidge-Bruneau Canyon Wilderness, Indian Hot Springs offers a remote and beautiful soak. The proximity to the Bruneau River allows …
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Feathered Friends Swift UL 20

Feathered Friends Gear Review

Feathered Friends Gear Review Feathered Friends sleeping bags are top-of-the-line gear. Wild West Trail has field tested two sleeping bag models, and we offer a review …
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cowboy camping

Cowboy Camping | Tips And Tricks

Cowboy Camping | Tips And Tricks Wondering what “cowboy camping” even means? It’s sleeping outside, without a tent or shelter! For many, the term evokes romantic …
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rainbow trout recipe

Rainbow Trout Recipes

Rainbow Trout Recipe Catching a rainbow trout and then making a meal with it is quintessential outdoor living. Knowing the right recipe that pairs well with …
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COVID-19 fatality rate based on age.

The Coronavirus

The (Novel) Coronavirus What is the coronavirus? Well, a coronavirus is a type of virus that affects animals, such as birds, bats, and other mammals – …
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waterfall in Yellowstone national park

Conservation Vs. Preservation

Conservation Vs. Preservation At first glance, most outdoors people wouldn’t flinch at being called either a conservationist or a preservationist. For the majority of outdoor lovers, …
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Serial Sabbatical

Take A Sabbatical A sabbatical is a rest or break from work. A serial sabbatical is the idea of taking those breaks regularly, viewing them as …
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Ramen noodles and wild trout. Backpacking food

3 Day Backpacking Menu

3 Day Backpacking Menu Ramen Noodle And Wild Caught Trout Use the Wild West Trail 3 day backpacking menu for your next epic trip. Over the years, …
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Carmen & Joel hitchhike into Jackson, WY Carmen & Joel hitchhike into Jackson, WY at the end of the Wild West Trail in 2018.


A brief rundown on what hitchhiking is, how to do it safely and effectively, and why you should try it.
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kintla lake glacier national park

An Apple A Day

An Apple A Day An apple a day keeps the doctor away, or so the saying goes. And it’s true. Not necessarily because the apples themselves …
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gossamer lt4 trekking poles

Gossamer Gear Negative Review

LT4 Carbon Trekking Pole Review This is my negative review of the LT4 carbon (fiber) trekking poles available from Gossamer Gear.  As I’ve mentioned in other articles, …
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Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree A Perfectly Cut Christmas Tree Are you looking to cut your own Christmas Tree? Look no further, the Wild West Trail is …
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Appalachian trail sign

Appalachian Trail Murders

Appalachian Trail Murders Murders on the Appalachian Trail are rare on a year-to-year basis but they are not unheard of. The first recorded murder on the …
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carmen at the yellowstone boundary line.

Benefits of Hiking

Benefits of Hiking? The Proof Is In The Pudding There’s an old saying which means that to truly understand and appreciate something, you have to try …
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Rainbow Trout In Idaho

Idaho Fishing For Rainbow Trout

Idaho Fishing Rainbow Trout In Idaho A state so huge, some refer to Idaho as a temperate Alaska. The Idaho fishing opportunities are vast and provide some …
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bison in yellowstone national park

Mass Extinction

Mass Extinction Definition A mass extinction is a massive and relatively sudden decrease in the biodiversity of life on Earth. It is this decrease in the …
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Bull Elk Gila Wilderness, New Mexico

Idaho Archery Elk Hunt

Idaho Elk Hunting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXvFdNR6tPI When the romantic image of elk hunting takes shape inside a man’s mind, the vision is always backdropped by the West. The snow-capped …
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Sawtooth Mountains

Sawtooth Wilderness Fishing

Sawtooth Wilderness Fishing Planning or dreaming of a fishing trip in the Sawtooth Mountains? With peaks greater than 10,000’, this mountain range is – I would …
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Single Wall Vs. Double Wall Tent

Understanding The Difference Between Single-Wall And Double-Wall Tents There are two major designs that distinguish tent types in the outdoor world: double-wall and single-wall tents. In …
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how to poop outside

Hiking Bathroom Etiquette

How To Use The Bathroom Ok this might sound crazy because obviously you know how to use the bathroom, but pooping while hiking in the wilderness …
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Microscopic giardia


Giardia lamblia The scientific name for what is commonly known as Giardia, a parasite that can infect humans and animals and live in the intestines. It is …
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two bear canisters

Does Bear Spray Work?

Does Bear Spray Work? In this article, I will put forward a well-researched opinion on the question by pulling from real-world experience (see video above). I …
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Camping Hacks

Top 10 Camping Hacks

Top 10 Camping Hacks Brush up on your outdoor knowledge before going on your next camping trip. We have compiled our top 10 camping hacks inspired …
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Mt. Borah, Idaho

Mt. Borah Adventure | May 2019

Skiing Mt. Borah In Idaho Standing at 12,668′, Borah Peak is Idaho’s tallest mountain. The highest point in the Lost River Range, The Borah rises above …
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Man in the arena

The Man In The Arena

The Man In The Arena One of the greatest Americans of all time, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt served as the 26th President of the United States. A …
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Ten Lake Scenic Area

Hiking The Pacific Northwest Trail

Pacific Northwest Trail The Pacific Northwest Trail is the newest National Scenic Trail in the country. Originally designed in the 1970’s, it was only in 2009 …
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Natural remedies For Psoriasis

Hiking Away Your Psoriasis

How to Make Psoriasis Go Away Fast What is Psoriasis? A chronic autoimmune condition, Psoriasis will manifest itself as thick scaly patches on your skin. It’s genetic, …
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Walking (Thoreau)

Walking (Thoreau)

Henry David Thoreau was an American in the truest sense. A critic of development which encroached on wilderness, he was a philosophizing naturalist; a surveyor …
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eating in camp

Stoveless Backpacking Meals

Stoveless Backpacking Meals Eating is obviously an essential part of hiking, although it should not be the main focus. The main focus of hiking should be …
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Backpacking the Owyhee Desert

Learn How To Train For a Thru-Hike

Have you decided to take on a long distance backpacking trail? Training for a thru-hike has unique demands, different from other outdoor ventures. Understanding what …
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Teton crest trail

How to Save Money to Travel

Saving Money for Your Next Adventure   “Finding the money” is the eternal struggle all adventurers, wanderers, and travel-minded people. In order to live a lifestyle free …
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Yellowstone canyon

Wild West Trail Roadmap of Development

Wild West Trail Roadmap of Development January 2018 –  wildwesttrail.co goes live and is officially launched Blog posts begin to be published Proof of concept hiking description, …
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  1. When will maps of the Butte Super Cutoff/Big Sky Alternate route will available? Thanks.

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