Base Camping

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What is base camping?

Base Camping

The best way to understand a backcountry place is to base camp there. Base camping provides you with the opportunity for day hiking and exploring from the comfort of a fixed camp. Because the camp is fixed, base camping also allows you to relax as much as you want, once camp is set. With base camping, you would usually carry all of your gear for some distance, set up camp, and explore from there. So, keeping the weight of your gear as light as possible is still very important. Base camping typically allows you to get away from it all, but still bring enough gear to be comfortable.



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