hiking glossary

mother nature – examples:

dirtbag — a subculture consisting of ski bums, vagabonds and climbers well practiced in the ways of avoiding work, while spending as much time as possible pursuing their outdoor passions. …

holloway — a sunken path worn down due to foot traffic, rain and erosion that has fallen significantly below the vegetative banks on each side. …

krummholz — bent, stunted trees found in mountainous and arctic regions, twisted by steady winds and short growing seasons. …

verglas — a thin coating of ice that forms on rocks overnight, or when snow melts and then refreezes. …

A beginner’s glossary to hiking and camping


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