My wife and I would like to spend a nice Saturday going for a hike with our dog (nothing too taxing - we want to enjoy the outdoors, not get a workout) and also go for brunch in a charming small town nearby. We live in DC and would prefer not to drive more than an hour each way to get there.
posted by fso
on Feb 24, 2014 -
I'd like to go for a short hike/long walk in the woods or other wild place within a 90-minute drive of Seattle this weekend. [more inside]
posted by lunasol
on May 3, 2013 -
We will be spending 3 days in El Chalten and 3 days in El Calafate, Argentina in March. What hikes and tours would be most recommended or must sees? [more inside]
posted by graventy
on Feb 17, 2013 -
Where can myself, a friend, and our dogs go for a sweet overnight trip near LA next week? We'd like to do some hiking and some casual beer drinking, and we'd like to be able to get a cheap hotel room and not drive more than 3 hours or so. Also, although we're both in good shape, his dog is 12 years old and mine is a wimpy shih tzu so the hike should be fairly easy and would ideally have some access to water. I think it's too cold to camp, but if there's somewhere warmish we're open to that. Lay it on me, mefi!
posted by justjess
on Dec 21, 2012 -
Are there any great mixed rural/small-town/semi-urban long walks in the U.S.? I'm searching for multi-day, maybe even multi-week routes that are not strict backpacking and would not require the carrying of a tent. More inside. [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine
on Jul 31, 2012 -
My brother and I are contemplating a week to 10-day long loop ultralight hike. Ideally, it would be somewhere in the lower-48 states, and be casual, but NO mountains
, so suggestions like the Appalachian or the PCT are out. It doesn't have to be wilderness, but ideally, we'd be camping all the way.
posted by crunchland
on Apr 23, 2012 -
What's a good itinerary for a 3-day walk in Scotland? Part of the West Highland Way, or the Great Glen Way? [more inside]
posted by destrius
on Mar 19, 2012 -
A hiking trip for two fit late-20s males in Europe in the first week of May: where do we go? [more inside]
posted by ar0n
on Mar 2, 2012 -
Any SF Bay Area'ers know a good place to hang out by a little creek or by the ocean in the shade all day and just relax, have a picnic, nap or read? Maybe play some music at a low volume? [more inside]
posted by missy_b
on Sep 23, 2011 -
I am trying to organize a solo, self-guided walking trip to bits of coastal Cornwall for late August and am having trouble planning a 6- to 8-day itinerary that has me end a day's walk where there's budget accommodation like hostels/backpackers/campsites. [more inside]
posted by mdonley
on Jul 12, 2011 -
What are the most popular online destinations/forums/communities for gardening, hiking, backpacking, and other outdoor activities? [more inside]
posted by bagadonuts
on May 5, 2011 -
Metafilter, what is the best day hike in the British countryside, accessible by public transport from London? [more inside]
posted by larthegreat
on Apr 5, 2011 -
I'm trying to plan a 5-7 days of easy, scenic hiking in Europe, mid July. Accommodations provided. Where's the best place to go? Qualifying statements inside... [more inside]
posted by evadery
on Mar 21, 2011 -
I just discovered that I like hiking! What are some good hiking trails in the Washington DC/Nova/MD area? [more inside]
posted by BigVACub
on Sep 17, 2010 -
Yosemite hike itinerary suggestions for a short stay (next week)? Also, a couple of general Yosemite questions inside. [more inside]
posted by smalls
on Sep 15, 2010 -
It's going to be 98 degrees and humid in the NYC area this Saturday (NPR says it will feel like 104 degrees). I'm supposed to go on an eight-hour hike on Bear Mountain/Stony Point. Is this safe? Advisable? Is there any chance it would still be pleasurable? [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog
on Jul 22, 2010 -
Hiking, kayaking around Portland, Maine? I'm visiting this weekend and I've read many of the previous threads but I have a few specific questions: [more inside]
posted by exhilaration
on May 27, 2010 -
We're planning a two week trip to Peru, including a hike on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Is it worth spending an overnight at Machu Picchu to have extra time onsite? Any other must-see recommendations for Peru would be greatly appreciated.
posted by graventy
on Apr 7, 2010 -
What do you wish you knew before you did the Narrows hike in Zion National Park? [more inside]
posted by lbo
on Aug 12, 2009 -
Has anyone been to the Forlorn Lakes in WA? Looking for hikes, etc. to do. [more inside]
posted by Jsn7821
on Jul 29, 2009 -
I want to go on a grand adventure, a multi day hike/swim - eg
Hike half a day, swim across lake, hike a bit more, swim out to an island, hike and repeat..etc.
warm water, health environment, lots of short length water crossing (say 200m) and some longer (1 km) are good.
sharks, crocodiles, parasites and icebergs are not.
Where in the world is it possible to do this? [more inside]
posted by compound eye
on Jun 10, 2009 -
Where should we (Me +1) backpack next weekend (Mar 28/29) near Fresno, CA that has SNOW, WATER and FISH? [more inside]
posted by farmersckn
on Mar 20, 2009 -
How should we prepare for a 10 mile/8 hour guided hike through the NJ Pine Barrens? [more inside]
posted by ginagina
on Mar 7, 2009 -
Short on time in Peru - is the two day inca Trail trek worth it? Any alternatives? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen
on Nov 18, 2008 -
Outdoor tech: GPS units - for backpacking, not for a car? Looking for something best suited to solo already-know-waypoint 2-3 day fastpacks. [more inside]
posted by penciltopper
on Oct 8, 2008 -
I'm going to Yellowstone in May , traveling from Austin TX via New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming then back through Kansas and Oklhoma. I would really appreciate recomendations for any cool places to stop along the way. Cool museums, cheap flea markets, places to buy cool jewelry, cool parks, places to camp, vegetarian resteraunts etc. And also the best places to stay in Yellowstone as thAT's where we'll be spending most of our time.
posted by madmamasmith
on Apr 5, 2008 -
Four Mile Trail to Glacier Point - I plan on spending next weekend in Yosemite, staying in a tent cabin at Curry Village and doing this hike with a friend. Has anyone done this trail and/ or have advice to offer? [more inside]
posted by The_Partridge_Family
on Oct 23, 2007 -
I'm looking for ideas for day/weekend-trips to interesting outdoors places around but outside the Phoenix, AZ metro area. [more inside]
posted by Alterscape
on Oct 18, 2007 -
I was thinking of hiking in New England for three weeks this May. Was that is, until everyone started pitching in with scare stories of blackflies and other insects. Am I going to die? [more inside]
posted by godawful
on Apr 25, 2007 -
I shall walk into the wild maybe for a week or so, depending on the weather, blisters, etc.
Who has recommendations for (relatively safe) *long* solitary walks in the U.S. or Canada?
Specifically, I'm looking for a hike/trail/path that I can follow -- walking 7-10 hours a day, for 5-7 days in a row. No cell phone, no computer, no schedule.
This would be a sort of annual retreat/walk/vacation/time-to-reset-my-body, that I'd like to do every year. Time to think, lose a few pounds, kick-up my metabolism, detox, chill out, regroup, spiritually recharge, etc.
Assuming I don't want to carry a gun into the wild (to protect against critters or humans), where are some interesting, safe destinations???
I'm not a survivalist and I'm not looking for an adventure per se. Prefer a minimum of life-threatening hazards and/or 100+ degree temperatures or freezing nights.
posted by pallen123
on Sep 25, 2006 -
Travel Advice Filter: I'll be in Annapolis and Royal Oak, Maryland, for a wedding this weekend. My husband and I will have a couple of pockets of time to use as we wish, and I'd appreciate first-hand advice on what to do in the area. [more inside]
posted by handful of rain
on Jun 6, 2005 -