backpacking

Backpacking With Aldi

Aldi Backpacking

Aldi is a German owned supermarket chain that sells some really random stuff. That random stuff happened to include an Adventure Ridge backpack. I found two of them on clearance for a mere $9.99 each. Its hard to pick up a cheap backpack for ten bucks. I found one with a hydration sleeve, padded waist straps, and 75 liter capacity.

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Love the Outdoors? Want to Share That Love?

Share Your Story

Hacking the Hike can only hike so much and we want to hear about your outdoor excursion. If you love the outdoors and regularly hike/canoe/backpack/kayak/camp or otherwise live your life outside, we want to hear from you.

Readers, that means look forward to a future Weekend Warrior series. A lot of us work all week and catch trails every chance we can get. It might be a Saturday hike locally or a two night backpacking trip. The Weekend Warrior is for you. We dig longer camping trips too and look forward to sharing them as we get them.

Comment below and we’ll work with you to share your memories. You keep all the credit and the glory, we get to share an awesome adventure with readers. Bonus points if you show off your smartwatch, GPS, hiking app, or other technology outside.

Shades State Park, Waveland, Indiana

Shades State Park

Shade State Park in west central Indiana is simply beautiful.  Its often overlooked as many Hoosiers choose Turkey Run, a nearby state park, but Shades has plenty to offer.  Its usually less crowded with the views as still amazing.  There is plenty of hiking between canyons and cliffs across the 3000 acres.

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