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Long-Distance Hiking
Jump to new posts Re: Hiking Solo by Matt Miller @ Yesterday at 01:38 AM

Solo hikes are great. Not only you can manage your own pace. But also, the sense of accomplishment a 'solo' hike gives is indescribable. But the responsibility falls only on your own shoulder and there can be a lot of risks and threats out there as
Long-Distance Hiking
Jump to new posts Re: What hiking the entire CDT looks like . . . by Matt Miller @ Yesterday at 01:16 AM

Originally Posted By JesterPoint of view video of the Continental Divide Trail: TBWCDTPOV Interesting watch! But your camera is a bit too shaky at times. If you compile your videos on Premiere pro, do use the effect Warp Stabilizer. It works l
Trip Plans, Reports & Inquiries
Jump to new posts Re: Sonora Pass Emigrant trail by Glenn Roberts @ 11/14/18 10:46 PM

As well you should be! All I know is what I hear on the news (God help us all), but it sounds to me like this is about the worst fire anyone has seen in our lifetimes? Tell her to be safe, and that we all appreciate her efforts.
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Jump to new posts Re: Sonora Pass Emigrant trail by OregonMouse @ 11/14/18 08:54 PM

Sounds like a great trip, with a good time had by all! It's great you could get out of the smoke, which I hear has been so bad that they've closed down the schools. While we're discussing daughters: My daughter-the-veterinarian is in Chico helping
Lite Gear Talk
Jump to new posts Fjallraven G-1000 Alternatives for Tough Jacket by Cal_Hawkeye @ 11/14/18 04:44 PM

I really like the Fjallraven G-1000 material in that it has more of a tough "canvas" like quality that seems like it would be better than the normal goretex shell for hard-use, abrasion resistance, etc., but can be waxed up to provide decen
General Discussion
Jump to new posts Re: What's your water crossing technique/method? by Matt Miller @ 11/14/18 02:31 AM

I Face upstream and sometimes use trekking poles to maintain my balance if it is a fast moving stream. I also look for pointed rocks as flat rocks, though easier to step on, can cause slipping.
General Discussion
Jump to new posts Re: Do You Bring Booze on your Backpacking Trips? by Matt Miller @ 11/14/18 02:19 AM

A flask of whiskey. Mostly Everclear with some Kool Aid.
Trip Plans, Reports & Inquiries
Jump to new posts Re: Sonora Pass Emigrant trail by balzaccom @ 11/13/18 09:44 AM

After heading up to Sonora Pass, we decided we'd hike where the weather would be a bit warmer the next day. And since we had fun following the old pioneer trail yesterday, today we took the West Side Trail from River's End on the Cherry Lake Road ba
Trip Plans, Reports & Inquiries
Jump to new posts Re: Sonora Pass Emigrant trail by Glenn Roberts @ 11/12/18 10:38 PM

Sounds like a fun ramble. Here in the East, we’ve got lots of historical remnants: old logging roads, abandoned railroad beds, dugout basements of early 1800s structures, and prehistoric Indian mounds and earthworks. What we don’t have is the ki
Trip Plans, Reports & Inquiries
Jump to new posts Sonora Pass Emigrant trail by balzaccom @ 11/12/18 09:00 PM

With our youngest daughter in town, we headed up to our cabin near Sonora to get some cleaner air and hopefully to a little hiking. The air in Napa has been so bad that we haven't been out much at all, on a bike or on foot. It has been truly misera
Lite Gear Talk
Jump to new posts Re: To Pole, or Not to Pole... by Dryer @ 11/12/18 05:19 PM

Good points, but my poles all fit my tarps fine. I don't need more that 4 feet of headroom. If I want something taller, I simply lash on a stick. Collapsing poles....this happens when I've stepped off of a steep drop off, 1' or so, putting my wei
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Jump to new posts Re: To Pole, or Not to Pole... by OregonMouse @ 11/12/18 11:00 AM

Quote:. . .once you learn how to use trekking poles, you won't be adjusting them anyway. You will have to adjust the poles if they are used to hold up your shelter! The lengths I need for the tents I own are all longer than what I need for hiking!
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Jump to new posts Re: To Pole, or Not to Pole... by Dryer @ 11/12/18 09:16 AM

You initial thoughts are dead on....however, poles are a personal thing. Pack weight and over all stuff weight at their minimums. I own both telescoping and fixed length trekking poles. Since I maintain a nature preserve, my fixed poles get used 9
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Jump to new posts Re: To Pole, or Not to Pole... by Petro1234 @ 11/10/18 08:23 PM

The pack does little to alter your centre of gravity, but it puts weight to somewhere where your feet do notstick out, it puts your whole balance of your skeleton out of allignment. Poles i thinsnk some like and some do not, but 1 pole seems univers
Trip Plans, Reports & Inquiries
Jump to new posts Video: Hike in Costa Brava, Spain | Day 5 by walkingnatur @ 11/10/18 04:02 PM

In today's video we are sharing with you Day 5 of our Great Mediterranean Coast Hike where we walked through Colera, Llançà and Selva de Mar in Costa Brava. We started our day feeling very refreshed and energized after having a nice rest at the ca
Trip Plans, Reports & Inquiries
Jump to new posts Re: Mediterranean Coast Hike in Costa Brava, Spain by walkingnatur @ 11/10/18 03:59 PM

Originally Posted By aimlessWhile I am sure that your videos will appeal to some hikers, travel to Europe in order to hike is not in my future plans, so I am not part of your audience. I hope your audience finds you. Hello! Thank you for the suppo
Winter Backcountry Travel
Jump to new posts Re: Hiking in the Dark by wandering_daisy @ 11/09/18 10:30 PM

Even though I feel you can, with proper gear, make night hiking safe, it is not my cup of tea either. I turn into a pumpkin the minute the sun goes down. As much as I would like to stay up and watch the stars, I cannot even do that since I fall asle
Almost Over the Hill
Jump to new posts Re: Memories by wandering_daisy @ 11/09/18 10:23 PM

I will not be burying any of my old gear either. I slowly retire the gear or repurpose it. I used pieces of my old climbing rope and old kid car seat to make a swing for the grandkids. I have used old tent poles in my garden for pole beans. Old ten
Backcountry Health & Safety
Jump to new posts Re: Stretching After Hiking by wandering_daisy @ 11/09/18 09:50 PM

I do not think you have to necessarily stretch, but it helps to start hiking slowly, and then do a "cool down" at the end of the day. Once you have camp set up, moving around often helps. As for driving home, I stop a lot and walk around.
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