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Hacking The Hike was envisioned as a community that embraced two distinctly different interests: the outdoors and technology. While there is an overlap, they are simply too different to co-exist here.

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Castillo San Felipe del Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Castillo San Felipe del Morro (also known as El Morro) is a citadel located in San Juan in north western Puerto Rico.  King Charles V of Spain ordered construction of the citadel in 1539.  It remained under Spanish control until 1898 when Spain ceded control of Puerto Rico to the United States under the Treaty of Paris.  The US military controlled El Morro until 1961.

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Fort Macon, Carteret County, North Carolina

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Construction on Fort Macon began in 1826 in response to the War of 1812 and other European conflicts.  It was built as part of the Second System of US Fortifications.  The Fort’s main claim to fame was the Civil War battle fought on April 25, 1862.  Union forces commanded Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside had been working through eastern North Carolina.  Brig. Gen. John G. Park, under Burnside’s command, was ordered to capture the Fort from the Confederacy.  Union forces laid siege to the fort using four gun boats, floating batteries, and new rifled cannons.  The fort took 560 hits.  Confederate Col. White surrendered the fort the next morning.  The fort remained under Union control for the rest of the war.

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