Ultralight Adventure Equipment (ULA)  

         
 
 
BACKCOUNTRY FORUM
GENERAL DISCUSSION

 
Amazon.com
Backpacking Forums
BackcountryGear.com
backcountry gear

---- Our Gear Store ----
The Lightweight Gear Store
 
 ULTRA-LIGHT 

Ultralight Backpacks
Ultralight Bivy Sacks
Ultralight Shelters
Ultralight Tarps
Ultralight Tents
Ultralight Raingear
Ultralight Stoves & Cookware
Ultralight Down Sleeping Bags
Ultralight Synthetic Sleep Bags
Ultralight Apparel


the Titanium Page
WM Extremelite Sleeping Bags

 CAMPING & HIKING 

Backpacks
Tents
Sleeping Bags
Hydration
Kitchen
Accessories

 CLIMBING 

Ropes & Cordage
Protection & Hardware
Carabiners & Quickdraws
Climbing Packs & Bags
Big Wall
Rescue & Industrial

 MEN'S APPAREL 

Jackets
Shirts
Baselayer
Headwear
Gloves
Accessories

 WOMEN'S APPAREL 

Jackets
Shirts
Baselayer
Headwear
Gloves
Accessories

 FOOTWEAR 

Men's Footwear
Women's Footwear

 CLEARANCE 

Backpacks
Mens Apparel
Womens Apparel
Climbing
Footwear
Accessories

 BRANDS 

Black Diamond
Granite Gear
La Sportiva
Osprey
Smartwool

 WAYS TO SHOP 

Sale
Clearance
Top Brands
All Brands

 Backpacking Equipment 

Shelters
BackPacks
Sleeping Bags
Water Treatment
Kitchen
Hydration
Climbing


 Backcountry Gear Clearance


 WINTER CAMPING 

Shelters
Bivy Bags
Sleeping Bags
Sleeping Pads
Snow Sports
Winter Kitchen

 SNOWSPORTS 

Snowshoes
Avalanche Gear
Skins
Hats, Gloves, & Gaiters
Accessories

Stay Healthy--Eat Well

MARY JANES FARM ORGANIC MEALS

Mary Janes Farm Organic Backcountry Meals

NATURAL HIGH GOURMET MEALS

Natural High

 

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#197219 - 12/19/16 08:29 PM Heading South for the Winter
mekineer Offline
member

Registered: 07/23/13
Posts: 71
Anyone know of a good cheap destination that I can fly to and start backpacking? I seem to have a preference for mountains. I considered going to Cuba. Has anyone taken any international trips? Anything that isn't too freezing in the U.S. during January or Feb? I'd like it to be at least close to 50F during the day. My main complaint for the cold, is that I can't use my fingers for dexterity work.

Another requirement, is cheap airfare!


Edited by mekineer (12/19/16 08:30 PM)

Top
#197220 - 12/19/16 08:34 PM Re: Heading South for the Winter [Re: mekineer]
mekineer Offline
member

Registered: 07/23/13
Posts: 71
If you're hiking during the day, then your fingers are in your gloves and you're find, but I like to also base camp and relax, and want to try fishing.

Top
#197223 - 12/20/16 07:09 AM Re: Heading South for the Winter [Re: mekineer]
bluefish Offline
member

Registered: 06/05/13
Posts: 677
Southwest Airlines get away fares are pretty low. Right now you can fly cross country round trip for around $400 between lots of cities. Superstition Mts. in Az., Point Reyes National Seashore , north of San Fransico might be the best for fishing. Barred surf perch are the catch. St. Joseph's Peninsula in Fla. has beach backpacking and fishing in the Gulf.
_________________________
Charlie

Top
#197227 - 12/20/16 12:03 PM Re: Heading South for the Winter [Re: bluefish]
BZH Offline
member

Registered: 01/26/11
Posts: 830
Loc: Torrance, CA
bluefish's recommendations are good... I'll just add in the islands off of Los Angeles: Channel Islands National Park (Santa Cruz or Santa Rosa) or if you want a touch of civilization then Catalina Island (not part of the NP but geographically part of the Channel Islands). Winter is my favorite time to go. Great weather (though a chance of rain) and not very many people.

I haven't backpacked out side the US but Cuba, Puerto Rico, or Hawaii sound like a lot of fun!

Top
#197228 - 12/20/16 12:07 PM Re: Heading South for the Winter [Re: BZH]
mekineer Offline
member

Registered: 07/23/13
Posts: 71
Puerto Rico, it is always raining, so I've read, when looking into the park on the east coast

Top

Shout Box

Highest Quality Lightweight Down Sleeping Bags
 
Western Mountaineering Sleeping Bags
 
Lite Gear Talk - Featured Topics
Bivvy Sack combo Arrangement
by Jim M
10/18/17 01:58 AM
what is the lightest framed backpack around 40L
by toddfw2003
10/16/17 07:23 PM
a worthy challenger to the msr pocket rocket2
by the-gr8t-waldo
10/16/17 01:28 PM
Backcountry Discussion - Featured Topics
Backpacking/Camping Near Savannah, GA
by Sean&Brit
Yesterday at 08:27 PM
Napa Fires
by balzaccom
10/11/17 07:43 PM
Backpacking the Ouachita Trail thanksgiving
by toddfw2003
10/05/17 11:54 PM
Make Your Own Gear - Featured Topics
lightest grommets to use
by toddfw2003
Yesterday at 06:13 PM
alcohol stove comparisons
by Bike_packer
10/03/17 08:56 PM
Can footprint plasticizer harm tent ground-sheet?
by Weston1000
09/10/17 02:24 AM
Featured Photos
Breakneck Ridge, New York
May 2012 Eclipse, Lassen Park
New Years Eve 2011
Trip Report with Photos
Seven Devils, Idaho
Oat Hill Mine Trail 2012
Dark Canyon - Utah
Who's Online
0 registered (), 36 Guests and 0 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Sean&Brit, Blackbuzzard, LivelyLiz, Weve, Tones21
12425 Registered Users
Forum Links
Disclaimer
Policies
Site Links
HOME
Backpacking.net
Family Hiking
Lightweight Gear Store
Backpacking Book Store
Lightweight Zone
Hiking Essentials

Outdoor Gear Daily Deals
Outlets, Sales, Bargains

Our long-time Sponsor, BackcountryGear.com - The leading source for ultralite/lightweight outdoor gear:

Backcountry Forum
 
 

Since 1996 - the Original Backcountry Forum
Copyright © The Lightweight Backpacker & BackcountryForum.com