Hiking Forum?

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    Sep 04, 2010 5:30 AM GMT
    Would you be interested in a forum about hiking?
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    Sep 04, 2010 1:56 PM GMT
    Definitely
    DEFinitely
    DEFINITELY
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    Sep 04, 2010 2:13 PM GMT
    and backpacking!!!

    YES!
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    Sep 04, 2010 2:27 PM GMT
    Backpacking: S-E and S asia, C and S America, and Europe, thats it really, everywhere else is too much politics and difficulties,

    Dont ever go hiking in the Caribbean in the day, you'll be roasted, mornings and late afternoons is fine though

    And that was my 2 cents *brushes off shoulder*


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    Sep 04, 2010 2:36 PM GMT
    I hiked up Mt. Wilson (Angeles national forest) but had to give it a miss on hiking Mt. Whitney due to that stupid IT-band.

    Better luck next year...
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    Sep 04, 2010 2:56 PM GMT
    For sure..icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 04, 2010 7:18 PM GMT
    Yes, the idea of a column of threads geared to hiking looks good. But how many on this website has hiked, backpacked, or are thinking of doing it, or simply interested enough to sustained such a thread. In short, is there a market for it?

    But having said that, I have backpacked the USA and hiked the Grand Canyon, traveled along the Australian Pacific Highway and snorkelled over the Great Barrier Reef. I admired the beautiful gardens of Singapore, and stood at awe at the Western Wall in the Middle Eastern city of Jerusalem. Back in the UK, where I live, hiking the Jurassic Coast Path was a thrill in itself.

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    1. Indian Gardens, Grand Canyon
    2. Pavillion, Singapore
    3. Western Wall, Jerusalem
    4. Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
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    Sep 04, 2010 11:08 PM GMT
    Yesterday, I was up in Sonoma County, California at Annadel State Park. 10 mile hike. 650ft elevation gain. It was a walk in the park.

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    Sep 06, 2010 3:45 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said...

    I had two outfits with me the whole time. One that I wore and one in my backpack. Also I carried a bar of soap, a razor and a water bottle and a sleeping bag and a rain poncho made of plastic. All I did was walk 12 to 14 hour days, wash my clothes by hand and eat and sleep for an entire month. No phone, no internet, no technology, no getting into a vehicle for a whole month.
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    I use convertible cargo pants to give myself differing functionality and the need for less clothes. The rest of what you did sounds really cool. Living live on what is essential while on walkabout.
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    Sep 06, 2010 4:04 PM GMT
    NotThatOld saidYes, the idea of a column of threads geared to hiking looks good. But how many on this website has hiked, backpacked, or are thinking of doing it, or simply interested enough to sustained such a thread. In short, is there a market for it?

    This is the reason I've previously suggested a forum for Outdoor Activities, that would including hiking, as well as camping, fishing, hunting, etc. The total posts should be sufficient to support a forum, plus these activities are frequently combined in reality, anyway.

    For instance, men who hike & backpack will also be camping & fishing, and maybe hunting. Or someone who RV camps will fish and/or hunt, and maybe take an outboard boat or canoe along. And they might do some rock climbing, too. I've done all those things myself.

    So I see them all interconnected, fitting within an Outdoor Activities forum category. But those things that can also be considered competitive sports, not just recreational, would stay labeled as they are now under SPORTS. For example, skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, surfing, rowing, etc.
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    Sep 06, 2010 4:09 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said...

    I had two outfits with me the whole time. One that I wore and one in my backpack. Also I carried a bar of soap, a razor and a water bottle and a sleeping bag and a rain poncho made of plastic. All I did was walk 12 to 14 hour days, wash my clothes by hand and eat and sleep for an entire month. No phone, no internet, no technology, no getting into a vehicle for a whole month.
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    I spent 3 weeks backpacking in Tibet in 2005 and also only had two outfits. Backpack weighed about 75 pounds. Didn't take a bath for the entire time. Weather is so dry. The Tibetans are very friendly people. They don't speak English and I didn't speak Tibetan. But I eat enough Yak meat to last a lifetime. Going back in 2012.

    If you like adventure, head to Tibet. Visa is a pain in the ass.
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    Sep 06, 2010 7:15 PM GMT
    Art_Deco

    You have made a good point there.

    Chris of RealJock take note...
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    Sep 06, 2010 10:30 PM GMT
    I also would like a hiking/backpacking forum. The idea of an outdoors section is good too, I'm still looking for guys who like offroad sports too - as mentioned before, these things are often related for people doing them.