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198 Are Trail Ratings Dependable

On this episode we get back to some basics in talking about trail ratings. Is there a need for a consistent rating system, with so many new backpackers exploring different terrain? What constitutes difficult? Are ratings entirely based on calculation alone? And should they be? Is it sufficient enough to objectively prepare for? Has Social Media and Apps with “trail reviews” become the new way people are researching trails? To wrap it all up, we offer some basic need to know tips to help you pre-plan for the inconsistencies in your upcoming trip.

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What We Talk About:

Ariane is in the house!
How did we end up in Santa Fe?
I need a calculator on the trail?
State by State Trail Ratings?
Perspective is everything
Trail Reviews are NOT Trail Ratings the power is in the search

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