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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Rucking adds weighty challenge to hiking Wrangell's trails


On a recent Saturday, Devyn Johnson brought her children and their friend to the Rainbow Falls trailhead at 5 Mile. They met with a curious hiker and prepared to trek up the path to the top, about six-tenths of a mile away.

Before starting on the journey, Johnson found a large slab of rock weighing between 20 and 30 pounds and put it into her backpack. That’s the difference between hiking and adding a rucking element to it.

Every weekend, rain or shine, the Wrangell Parks and Recreation department hosts a rucking hike in various places around the island to provide movement and a little extra c...

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