This is the page for hiking info. Please feel free to add trails and info for them, and make changes and additions.
Areas by State
KNOL - How To Backpack - A great quick guide for starting out
70 Tips to Lighten Your Pack - Another great article my family friend Rod published. Not sure I'd do all of them, but good information. Especially helpful if people make fun of you for bringing an ice axe with you everywhere.