This feels like a silly question, but what do I do about my long, curly, tangle-prone hair when I'm out in the woods for a very long time doing fieldwork? [more inside]
My husband and I love to hike, and this summer we hope to go on some longer hiking trips that will require camping for one or two nights. What gear should we buy to make our trips enjoyable and safe? [more inside]
My partner, our dog, and I will be spending 5 nights camping in Algonquin this August. Which of the campgrounds along the Highway 60 corridor has the best hiking trails? As an example of our 'skill level', we really enjoyed the Bruce Trail around Cyprus Lake campground in the Bruce Peninsula. [more inside]
We used to camp fairly often before kids, but our past couple of camping trips have been terrible. How can we love camping again? Give me your best camping tips. (Bonus if you have suggestions for spots within 4-6 hours of LA.) [more inside]
I'd like to take a couple of days in late April/early May to bike from Boston to Provincetown. None of the state parks along that route are open until Memorial Day. Is there any way I can still camp overnight along the route, or am I going to need to find other accommodations? [more inside]
Help me compile a togo list. I'm open to everywhere, everything. What is your favorite lesser-known US National Park or State Park for car camping? And the best time of year to visit?
So I picked up some poison ivy camping the last week and didn't notice it for a couple of days. Pretty sure it was on one of my sweatshirts and gloves. It has only sprouted up on my wrist, which popped up on Tuesday. Do you think my sleeping bag is contaminated? If so what would be the best step for cleaning it? Dry cleaning? What about other clothing, best way to clean it? There are a lot of things on the net but I'd like to hear about real people's experience dealing with it.
My family and I will be traveling with some friends to Moscow, ID in July. Our friends will be staying with their family, and we will need a place to stay for a few nights. We hoped to camp, but it doesn't look like much of a camping place, am I right? Where should we stay? B&B? Hotel? Or are there campsites close by? We are 2 adults, 2 kids (ages 2 and 5).
What should I know before I camp out at the Supreme Court to try to see the oral arguments in the marriage cases in late March? What should I pack? How is the line policed? [more inside]
A close friend has decided to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail starting in about 10 days at Springer Mountain in Georgia. It just so happens that I have a week off with nothing to do, and he asked if I wanted to start out with him, and I said yes. Help me make sure I'm not forgetting anything (and/or shed inessentials). Any tips/tricks would also be appreciated for this AT newb! [more inside]
I'm headed to Mexico - tomorrow! We're driving, and will be headed for Rocky Point (Puerta Penasco) and San Felipe. There'll be a mix of camping and hotels, and it's just me and my SO going. Besides sunscreen and reading material, what should I take to ensure maximum awesomeness? Any great places you've been to in either city that you'd recommend? My Spanish is at about the level of a 3 or 4 year old kid, the SO is fluent, if that matters.
Five of us from San Francisco and Los Angeles like to meet in the middle along the coast once a year and car-camp for a long weekend. The past few years we've had a blast at Limekiln State Park campground, but it's under new management now and they won't allow us to reserve a specific ('our') campsite. In case we can't get one of the spots we want there, we'd like some backups to make reservations with somewhere between the southern end of Monterey Bay and San Luis Obispo—any suggestions? Hang on, let me tell you what we liked about Limekiln. [more inside]
I'll soon be off on a big bike tour, and would like reccomendations for running a computer/tablet able to do actual work from a bike dynamo hub (details inside). [more inside]
Can you recommend a good camping site in Tasmania, possibly in the east? Somewhere with a fair bit of space rather than a caravan park.
Where on earth can I camp in Hampshire at this time of year? Must be possible to get there by walking + public transport from Southampton. Ideally somewhere scenic. I'd like the New Forest, but everywhere seems to be closed. Is this doable? If not, is it doable wild-camping?
Why aren't pets allowed in the Canyonlands and Moab areas ? [more inside]
What cold-weather sleeping bags allow for two people to bundle together comfortably for serious camping? Zero or under bags preferred. [more inside]
Please help me take a first-time Cub Scout on a group camping trip with family in tow. [more inside]
How to make the cheapest road trip fun and comfy? Sleeping in the car snowflakes inside! [more inside]
I'd like to find a screenhouse/shade structure that I can set up by myself. [more inside]
My boyfriend and I will be driving from New York City to the Colorado Rockies via Appalachia, MO, and KS, and would like specific suggestions of things to do and places to eat along the way, camping style! [more inside]
I am looking for interesting or weird places to stop on a once-in-a-lifetime epic cross-country road trip. I have a month to traverse the country. I'm planning on stopping at the House on the Rock in WI, the Grand Canyon, and the Jedediah Smith Redwoods Park. Anywhere along this route that I shouldn't miss, either for food or attractions? I am looking particularly for things I would never see or eat if I were not on a road trip, or wonderful places to camp. The route is inside... [more inside]
Weekend backpacking trip near Philly? [more inside]
A friend of mine has been getting back into camping/hiking/general outdoors-ness recently and has asked for my help locating a good 'survival' knife. [more inside]
What are the best spots for camping/cabin-ing near NYC if you don't have a car? [more inside]
What is your favourite car camping, open fire, simple to prepare food appropriate for kids? Besides hamburgers, hot dogs and chili? [more inside]
Algonquin Park in the winter. Do you have experience/advice/recommendations? [more inside]
Need advice for first time car-camping in Sequoia. [more inside]
We're looking for a place to camp in Ontario either near Toronto, or near Kingston or inbetween the two - last minute (aka tomorrow or the day after), probably car-camping. [more inside]
WestVirginiaCampingTripFilter: Interesting activities in & within an hour drive of Monogahela National Forest for some adults and 30+ kids? [more inside]
I am planning a trip to Washington (state) in August. Most of the details are confirmed, but I have a few days that I'd like to fill... [more inside]
The last Memphis travel question was two years ago; anything to add or change from then? [more inside]
I am like a magnet for mosquitoes. I am going camping in two weeks on Assateague Island. I need every single repellent idea, stat! [more inside]
I'm looking for some fun songs about camping, for young kids (ages 3 and 5). [more inside]
Where should we go for a nature-filled long weekend within 4 hours of Toronto, Canada? [more inside]
Anyone have any suggestions for camping within 8 hours of Northeast PA? [more inside]
I'm taking a week to hike Hadrian's Wall in mid-to-late August, and I'm looking for a useful guidebook. [more inside]
Where should we go camping within 2 hours of Binghamton, NY? [more inside]
Best camping cookware? [more inside]
Suggestions for things to do in Acadia National Park? [more inside]
Looking for a good, free place to go swimming or camping without tons of people within 25 miles of Lowell, MA. Feel free to message me privately if you don't want to let the whole wide world know about it. In a pinch we'd be willing to drive a bit further.
In the 1980s there was a campground in Orchard Park, NY (a suburb of Buffalo) on Ellicott Road. It closed sometime around 1989. It was called Alpine. I can't find a single mention of it on the internet and would love to know more about the place. It was right here. The camping is long gone, but the quarry is still there and some of the buildings are still standing. I only have fuzzy memories of going there as a kid and I'm trying to learn more about it. [more inside]
North Cascades National Park or Glacier? [more inside]
Astronomy/Skygazing Beginner: I'm gonna be camping out in a dark place, and I have access to a cheap low-consumer-grade telescope. Is it worth it to take it? What could it see? What could I reliably find? Three technically-competent operators, but zero experience/familiarity with the use of any telescope. [more inside]
Seeking song reccommendations for a song circle/singalong in the woods. I want songs that are simple to teach, fun to sing, sound good, and don't make you feel like a 10-year-old at summer camp. Drinking songs, sea shanties, rounds, folk songs, etc. [more inside]
My teenaged younger brother wants to go "camping in the Adirondacks" this summer. What is that and how do you do it? Assume I have no camping or adventuring equipment, special clothing, or wilderness survival skills of any kind. [more inside]
I'm planning a bike trip in July. Portland to Minneapolis? What are your experiences biking east from the West Coast? [more inside]
Looking for a place in Wisconsin about halfway between New Lenox, IL and Minneapolis, MN to hold a reunion with my cousins. Only requirements: camping and hotel lodging with a conference room to rent (in case of bad weather), and cheaper than most Wisconsin Dells resorts. [more inside]
Looking for camping and hiking spots in the Sierras and foothills where I can take our 4.5-year-old son and/or our dog. [more inside]