Hikers of Metafilter, help me out! I would like to find a day hike somewhere in the northeast US (within a few hours of SE Pennsylvania), with a pretty specific requirement of 'a decent place to eat and have a beer halfway through the day.' Does this place exist? [more inside]
posted by catesbie
on May 18, 2014 -
I'm trying to plan a last-minute backpacking trip this weekend. I'm looking for suggestions for a good 2-day (~12-16 mile) circuit hike that's within a 2 hour drive of Washington, DC. [more inside]
posted by schmod
on May 15, 2014 -
Can anyone recommend some good day, well to moderate marked hikes around the Denver area for next weekend? We would prefer some moderate to tough trails and are already planning on the Mt. Evans drive but would really like to get out a bit more.
posted by lpcxa0
on May 6, 2014 -
I have a free day in San Diego and would love to go on a desert hike. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by susanvance
on Mar 20, 2014 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -