I'm hiking out into the wild with a friend this autumn, and it's been decades since I last bought gear. I need a two-man tent, sleeping bag, backpack and other stuff. This won't be extreme camping, around 35-55°F at night, 3-4 days max. I'm looking for lightweight, durable, comfortable. Suggestions?
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]
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]
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.
I have a free day in San Diego and would love to go on a desert hike. Where should I go? [more inside]
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]
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]
A hiking trip for two fit late-20s males in Europe in the first week of May: where do we go? [more inside]
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]
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]
I just discovered that I like hiking! What are some good hiking trails in the Washington DC/Nova/MD area? [more inside]
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]
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]
What should I do about The Cabal? [more inside]
Should I hike the 500mi Colorado Trail by myself? [more inside]
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.
What should I take on an easy day-long hike? [more inside]
What do you wish you knew before you did the Narrows hike in Zion National Park? [more inside]
Has anyone been to the Forlorn Lakes in WA? Looking for hikes, etc. to do. [more inside]
Can anyone suggest some good multi-day hiking routes? [more inside]
How should we prepare for a 10 mile/8 hour guided hike through the NJ Pine Barrens? [more inside]
Good hiking trails around Carmel, NY, preferably at Ninham Mountain? [more inside]
Where are some good day-hike areas along the CA central coast? [more inside]
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]
I have some questions about hiking the Inca Trail? [more inside]
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.