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Hiking and Backpacking

This guide provides links to multiple resources for hikers and backpackers.

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Introduction to Internet Resources

The internet provides a wealth of information for the novice, intermediate or advanced hiker or backpacker looking to improve their skills.  Included are gear guides, orienteering, and links to first aid and safety recommendations. 


* Disclaimer: Links to commercial sites are not endorsed by the University Libraries or Penn State University.  Instead they are meant to be used as a resource for further information and exploration.

Internet Resources

Information for Beginning Hikers and Backpackers

Outdoor Gear Reviews

Misc. Trail Information

Safety and First Aid