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triploverBR  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, January 4, 2023 2:45:35 PM(UTC)
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Guys I'm new to the activity of hiking trails, and started to search on Internet infos related. I'm from Brazil, but living in Texas. I already have some informations about the best hiking trails near me, but I saw an article about Things To Know Before Embarking on a Hiking Adventure, that mentioned about Switchback, but could not figure out yet the exactly meaning of it, does anyone here use it to hike?


The article I mentioned: https://www.summitbigben...ng-on-a-hiking-adventure
Austin Explorer  
#2 Posted : Tuesday, January 10, 2023 4:05:52 PM(UTC)
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A switchback is a type of trail that cuts back and forth on itself. Switchbacks may also be called hairpin turns. They resemble zigzags on a map and are used to ascend, or descend, very steep terrain. Trying to go straight up a steep slope would not only be overly tiring but would also cause lots of erosion.

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