I am outdoorsy in that I like to get drunk on patios.
April 13, 2014 9:46 PM Subscribe
If a female personage were to be putting together gear for a "Nature Excursion" -- really something less than a day hike, more like just a couple three hours - what on earth does that look like?
posted by Medieval Maven to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (19 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
My previous experience with being outdoorsy is all about horses. I know how to dress for horse-related activities, and I have all that. But for generalized hiking I'm totally lost.
I'm going on a getaway vacation to Portland soon, and we'll likely end up in Forest Park for a few hours one day, or we'll drive out to Eugene and do something similar, and then have dinner with friends. I have literally. no. idea. what kind of kit is reasonable for this kind of excursion. Shoes? Clueless. The whole thing. Tell me what I need. I am literally talking no more than 4 hours, probably never far from actual civilization or transit. Please assume all my "athletic" shoes are chucks, save the ONE pair of barefoot Merrells I use for rowing. Indoor rowing.
While cost is not really a problem, I wouldn't want to spend a huge amount of money on things I reasonably won't use again. I have workout tights that I use for . . working out . . sports bras and so on., I can do that. But for like, casual hiking around? I have no idea of what is normal or customary. Make fun all you want just give me some idea of how not to look like a fool and end up crippled by my footwear.