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#191913 - 09/17/15 08:51 PM trail porn
alph2294 Offline
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Registered: 08/14/15
Posts: 30
Loc: NorCal
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.

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#199926 - 12/19/17 09:54 PM Re: trail porn [Re: alph2294]
Jim M Offline
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Registered: 11/23/03
Posts: 306
Loc: Kitsap Peninsula, WA
Your topic title attracted my attention, Your description attracted my interest. I'll look for it at my local library.
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#199968 - 12/23/17 03:10 PM Re: trail porn [Re: Jim M]
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Registered: 02/26/07
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Loc: Washington State, King County
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.
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