trail porn

Posted by: alph2294

trail porn - 09/17/15 08:51 PM

I just stumbled upon Karen Berger's book (photography by Bart Smith) "America's Great Hiking Trails". It covers the PCT, the AT, CDT and others. If this book doesn't get a person out the door and into the hills, I don't know what would. Beautiful. Costs a bunch ($50), but I'm lucky -- my local library has it. It will be painful when I have to return it.
Posted by: Jim M

Re: trail porn - 12/19/17 09:54 PM

Your topic title attracted my attention, Your description attracted my interest. I'll look for it at my local library.
Posted by: BrianLe

Re: trail porn - 12/23/17 03:10 PM

FWIW, I've seen the term 'trail porn' used for photos that long distance hikers take of particularly tasty and/or "in quantity" food that they had while in town.

First time this happened to me someone asked if I wanted to see some "trail porn" and I was more than dubious about this, but he showed me a photo of a truly dagwood type hamburger he had made up special at a town stop, and I instantly and viscerally understood how well the term fit.

People also sometimes take the paper/disposable menus from restaurants they like, and I can't tell where the 'food porn' part ends and the 'food torture' begins for someone to look at something like this when you're eating ramen on trail.