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Ben Applebaum-Bauch
Ben Applebaum-Bauch
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Ben Applebaum-Bauch

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Ben got his start in the outdoor industry as a guide for backpacking, cycling, and canoeing trips throughout northern New England and maritime Canada. He has led many groups through Maine’s 260 miles of the Appalachian Trail, including the Saddleback and Bigelow mountain ranges, as well as the 100-mile wilderness. He has paddled the Magalloway and Androscoggin rivers and Lake Umbagog, and has led cycling tours, logging thousands of miles through Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Nova Scotia on extended self-supported adventures.

His personal adventures include thru-hikes of the Long, Pacific Crest, Oregon Coast, and Colorado trails, as well as innumerable weekend trips in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Both his personal passion for and professional pursuits in the outdoors and have required countless hours of gear research and field use. He is endlessly grateful for his experiences in the natural world and considers them to be some of the most formative and transformative experiences of his life.

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Best Lantern of 2022

Best Lantern of 2022

We bought the best camping lanterns on the market and compared them side-by-side on our well-lit adventures across the U.S. to help you find the one that's right for you.
Best Hiking Shorts of 2022

Best Hiking Shorts of 2022

Hiking shorts are an essential piece of equipment for spring and summer adventures. We buy and test the best side-by-side. Our expert advice gives you exactly...
Best Backpacking Tent of 2022

Best Backpacking Tent of 2022

We analyzed hundreds of models before deciding on the top 14 to purchase for testing. We'll help you find the most comfortable, lightweight, weather-resistant, and easy-to-use tent for...
Prana Stretch Zion
Top Pick

Prana Stretch Zion

These pants are an excellent choice for outdoor enthusiasts looking for a great hiking pant or a multi-use solution for outdoors and travel in general.
REI Co-op Sahara Cargo Short
Best Buy

REI Co-op Sahara Cargo Short

One of our top contenders for their price and practicality, they are lightweight and water-resistant with a feature set best for the hiker who cares about pocket capacity.
Best Hiking Shoes of 2022

Best Hiking Shoes of 2022

We selected the top hiking shoes and put them to the test. After months of hiking on all types of trails, we wrote the most comprehensive hiking shoe review, which will help you select the...
Columbia Facet 60 Outdry
Top Pick

Columbia Facet 60 Outdry

This stylish shoe offers versatility for those who can't be bothered with an outfit change when they go into town. It has the stability and support of...
Best Hiking Boots of 2022

Best Hiking Boots of 2022

We've done the homework for you on men's hiking boots, buying the most popular models, hiking many miles on varied terrain and measuring them against their competitors.
Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof
Best Buy

Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof

This boot is ready to go from store to trail. Its cushioned in all the right places and is priced affordably enough to earn its spot as one of the very best...
Best Gaiters of 2022

Best Gaiters of 2022

We tested a dozen pairs of the top gaiters on the market to help you choose which ones to take on your next trail run, trek, or mountaineering adventure. After rigorous hands-on testing...
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