Deuter Blog USA

Guest Blogger: Top 4 Mountains in New England for Leaf Peeping

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Autumns out west are great – the glow of aspen trees alight in pure gold – but there is nothing quite like leaf peeping the bright reds and purples of maple trees in New England. While most states in the Northeast have a few mountains above 4,000 ft that are favorites among peak baggers, some the best hikes for leaf peeping are below the tree line. Often less crowded but no less a workout, these are four of my favorite hikes. The trails are dog friendly, the views are stunning…read more

Transalp – The King of All Alpine Bike Tours

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The dream of crossing the Alps by bike isn’t just reserved for pro bikers thanks to the many possible routes. So should you consider when planning your Trans Alpine (Transalp) route? How do you prepare? And what do the pros say about preparing for a Transalp? The Right Preparation for a Transalp First off all, you need to find the route that’s right for you. You need to evaluate your endurance, your riding technique, as well as your ability to navigate in the mountains. The classic beginner’s Transalp is the…read more

Guest Blogger: The Most Unusual Backpack Fitting Ever

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Editor’s note: No joke. This is a wild story. It involves a bad backpack, a dog/baby sick in the Alaskan outback, a strange man having a diabetic emergency on top of a volcano in Hawaii, a broken ankle and a double heli-evac. At the end our protagonist knows what kind of pack she wants. (Yes, of course, it’s a Deuter.) Think you’ve got a good story for the blog? Check out the Write For Us page, put some miles behind you and some pen to paper.  I spent last summer in Alaska as a traveling nurse….read more

Guest Blogger: Lost and found in the Moab weirdliness

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Moab, Utah is often given the enviable moniker of “mountain bike capital of the country” (if not the world.) The terrain is punishing. As is the weather. Nothing about this place is easy. And, that’s why we love it – “we” being, specifically, the dirt bag climbers, river rats and mountain bikers that are lucky enough to call this place home. Oh, yeah, and there are all those other folks that visit here, too, who love it – like about a million-and-a-half last year. For us guides, they sort of pay the…read more

A presidential campaign everyone can support: The Presidential Traverse

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Any avid hiker in the northeast knows about the Presidential Traverse.  A string of nine (or 10 if you include Jackson) summits threaded through the White Mountains of New Hampshire with water falls, glowing moss, and stunning summits, it’s no wonder this venture is on most hikers’ bucket lists. It was on mine and it only took me three attempts. Like so many others, my first two trips were canceled due to hurricane-like, 110 mph winds on Mount Washington. Little known fact: Mount Washington held the highest recorded wind gust…read more

My Old Blue Backpack

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My backpack is in its final days. The buckles are mostly replacements at this point. Some of the zippers only open half way. A few gashes in the side have been sewn closed. The straps have to be opened all the way just to fit onto my body. The blue coloring is stained a motley of browns, yellows and blacks. The bottom of the pack is worn see-through in most places, and held together with duct tape in the worst spots. It’s been my backpack for 10 years now. When…read more

The Perfect Pack for Microadventures

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A few weeks ago, the ​New York Times ​published ​an article ​praising the concept of the microadventure, or the adventure found in our immediate, local surroundings. As I read it, I smiled. I spent half of my childhood sleeping outside thanks to my parents’ ingenious idea to put a bed under a wall-­free lean­to in our yard. My family’s perception of a weekend party was inviting everyone over to play hide-and-seek on our four-­acre wooded property; there were no guarantees you would be found. In essence, I was raised to…read more

Coming Back to Backpacking with the ACT LITE

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Deuter user Jonathon Runcan will be adding a Pace 30 to his gear closet as the winning guest contributor for March. Jonathon describes himself as a blessed man with a fantastic family of two dogs, one cat, and one son, all kept in check by his beautiful, fantastic wife. He credits his time as a youngster in the Boy Scouts for giving him a sense of adventure that has never faded. Interested in having your stories featured? Submit your content HERE. My wife and I decided to get back into…read more

Guest Blogger: Backpacking Bishop Pass with friends & Deuter packs

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An avid Deuter enthusiast, Adam Broderick manages the web content at Tahoe Mountain Sports. When he is not in the office, he tries his best to be in the field doing something awesome. Recently, Adam shared one of his adventures with us through the Write for Us section of the Deuter blog. Interested in having your stories featured, submit your content HERE. Last August I met four childhood friends from San Diego in Bishop, California. In case you’re unaware, Bishop is like the Gateway to Heaven for outdoor enthusiasts. A geological hotspot lying on the…read more