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Things to do in Yosemite

Things to do in Yosemite when you only have one day and also the park is on fire! I'll be in Sequoia, finishing a backpacking trip on Tuesday, 9/22 around 10am, and was planning to drive up towards Yosemite from there. I want to be in San Fransisco by the evening of 9/24. I've never been to Yosemite and I'd love to see it, but not sure specifically where to go and what to do. [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Sep 16, 2014 - 9 answers

Trailheads and camping near Wytheville, VA

Me and my dad are going camping this weekend in the Wytheville, VA area. It's a compromise location with which neither of us are familiar. He's driving down, I'm busing up, and we'll be camping 2 nights. Does anyone have a favorite backcountry camping spot around there, maybe by a stream? (details follow) [more inside]
posted by 4th number on Aug 27, 2014 - 5 answers

August in Auckland

I'll be spending the last two weekends in August (Sat-Sun only) in Auckland, NZ. In addition to exploring the city, I'd like to check out the famous scenery. What to do? Where to go? What are people wearing this time of year? [more inside]
posted by ista on Aug 18, 2014 - 6 answers

Weekend getaways (particularly national parks)

What are some natural places in the US that are transcendent and mind-blowing and just made you say "wow"? [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Aug 6, 2014 - 40 answers

Where can I eat gooseneck barnacles & explore unique spots in Portland?

For instance, my SO really wants to find a place that serves gooseneck barnacle like they did here and explore spots like the abandoned Upper Salmonberry River Railway. We wanted to see sloths, but it was booked. We know these kind of unique local gems are coveted, but does anyone mind sharing their favorite off-the-beaten path activities in PDX? [more inside]
posted by doctordrey on Aug 6, 2014 - 7 answers

Overnight stay in Redwoods near San Jose

My partner and I are headed to California in August and have 2 days to ourselves. We're both very avid hikers and are interested in seeing redwoods. Help us plan an awesome 2 day hike between San Jose/Sonoma! [more inside]
posted by olya on Jul 11, 2014 - 10 answers

Let's Travel Alone...Together

Solo traveling mefites! Have you found active travel tours that tend to learn a little to the younger crowd. I'm not trying to find a singles-ready-to-mingle tour, but would hike with folks who are more excited about the hike than the souvenirs. I'm comfortable traveling solo to most places - but, who wants to go on a safari solo? Ideas for companies or feedback from those who have taken REI-type travel tours would be great! Thanks globe-trotters,
posted by msfrizzle on Mar 7, 2014 - 12 answers

Five days in May

Help me plan the best trip ever to the Grand Canyon? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Dec 6, 2013 - 6 answers

Please help save our road trip!

So, the National Parks are shut and husband and I are on a US road trip of a lifetime, during which we were due to visit/camp at many of those National Parks. Boo! Please help us salvage our trip and tell us about your favorite State Parks/hikes/non-NPS camping spots in OR, CA, AZ and southern UT! [more inside]
posted by atlantica on Oct 1, 2013 - 27 answers

One outfit to rule them all

I will be trekking/travelling/volunteering in South America for 6-8 months early next year. I am looking for what to wear and bring. Ideally, comfortable, water resistant, fashionable, lightweight things. [more inside]
posted by saul wright on Aug 23, 2013 - 12 answers

Looking for an ideal field bag for science in the bush.

I've just finished a few months of fieldwork and my thoughts are turning to how I might make the next expedition go more smoothly and comfortably than the last. I have realized that I really need a separate bag for field gear -- for camera equipment, dissection tools, chemicals, etc. I think I know what sort of thing I'm after, but I don't know how to find it. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jul 17, 2013 - 10 answers

Talk me through water filtration and purification

As I'm spending more and more time on bike trips where there are many long stretches without access to reliable tap water, I'm starting to investigate water filters and purifiers as a supplement/backup solution in case the extra water I carry runs out or spills or whatever. But there are so many kinds, and some of them seem really sketchy, and I'm getting overwhelmed! Can you point me to a good, comprehensive resource on how to choose and use water purifiers and filters? Or can you talk me through a typical real-world use? Take for granted that I'll be using them within the US and am unlikely to be traveling in areas where the natural water supply is seriously contaminated.
posted by rhiannonstone on Jul 7, 2013 - 15 answers

Sources for plus-sized hiking/travel/comfortable pants for cycling?

I live in jeans and on my bicycle. I don't mind biking in jeans for short distances, but I'm finding myself doing a lot more bike riding in situations where I need something more presentable and versatile than bike shorts, skorts, or yoga-type pants, but more comfortable than jeans. (And it's not my bottom that's the issue, so wearing padded liner shorts under my jeans is not the solution I'm looking for.) The obvious answer here is pants designed for traveling and hiking, but I'm having a hard time finding any in my size (2X). I found some cargo pants at Old Navy that looked promising, but even though they're in my size they don't fit because they're super low-rise. REI has exactly one pair of plus-sized adventure travel pants and I have them, but I'd like more options. Do you have a recommendation for comfortable hiking/travel pants in plus sizes?
posted by rhiannonstone on Mar 23, 2013 - 11 answers

Hiking and trip advice for Argentina

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 - 6 answers

What camera should I take to Patagonia?

My girlfriend and I are leaving for a vacation in Chile in about a week. We'll be spending most of our time hiking and seeing glaciers and penguins in southern Patagonia, with a few days in Santiago at the end. I'd like to bring a compact, versatile, weatherproof camera with great image quality, 15-20x zoom, and good low-light performance -- but compromises must be made. What kind of camera should I take with me? My budget is $300-750. [more inside]
posted by Serf on Jan 29, 2013 - 14 answers

Travel advice needed

travel advice needed: Has anyone visited Vermillion Cliffs National Monument? [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Dec 29, 2012 - 5 answers

Off to the Highlands I go!

Where should I go for a short trip (3 days) to the Scottish Highlands? [more inside]
posted by snowysoul on Aug 19, 2012 - 9 answers

A guide to Hadrian's Wall

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]
posted by SpringAquifer on Jul 10, 2012 - 3 answers

Roaming in the gloaming

I'm planning a holiday in Scotland this August with a friend. We'd like to incorporate a few days (anything up to a week) of walking. Ideally, we'd like to go on a guided walk organised by a tour company - the kind where you stay in B&Bs/guest houses each night and the tour company organises transportation of your luggage during the day. The level of walking should be of the easy-to-moderate rather than super-challenging: the goal is to appreciate the beautiful Scottish landscape rather than undertake a strenuous physical challenge. I've googled tour companies that offer this kind of thing, but I was wondering if any mefites have specific recommendations for UK-based tour companies offering this kind of holiday? Or any particular advice?
posted by meronym on Apr 19, 2012 - 9 answers

I need to go somewhere beyond the MTA subway system.

I desperately need to reset. I need recommendations for beautiful restorative places I can get to cheaply from NYC for a week long vacation that will keep me from looking like someone out of a Jacob Riis photograph. [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good on Apr 2, 2012 - 15 answers

What to SLC and do?

My girlfriend and I have one day in Salt Lake City. What shall we do? [more inside]
posted by Cogito on Mar 12, 2012 - 10 answers

Tips for visiting Zion National Park with a baby?

On a whim my husband and I booked a trip to Zion National Park for mid-March. We love hiking and photography, and we're excited to visit Zion for the first time. Our 8 month old daughter will be with us, and we're looking for advice on getting the most out of the park with a baby in tow. [more inside]
posted by eliina on Feb 22, 2012 - 7 answers

babymoon hiking trip!

Where should we go on our babymoon? [more inside]
posted by yarly on Jan 31, 2012 - 10 answers

Help my friends and I find an outdoorsy place to spend a weekend that is logistically feasible (we're traveling from Atlanta, LA, and Pennsylvania).

Help my friends and I find an outdoorsy place to spend a weekend that is logistically feasible (we're traveling from Atlanta, LA, and Pennsylvania). [more inside]
posted by malhouse on Jan 21, 2012 - 5 answers

ISO Denver/Boulder area hiking recommendations

Please recommend a few excellent hikes near Denver/Boulder. [more inside]
posted by dmbfan93 on Aug 24, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me plan a trip to Colombia--especially tips on trekking El Cocuy

I want to hike in El Cocuy, Colombia next month, but I need to figure out some details. Have you been there? Can you help? [more inside]
posted by SpicyMustard on Jul 14, 2011 - 1 answer

Quietly traveling the world.

Need help planning a fitness-oriented RTW trip starting in mid-August, consisting primarily of a few long-distance treks. Complication: I'm a really really extreme introvert. [more inside]
posted by acidic on Jul 11, 2011 - 3 answers

Help us do Wales right.

A friend and I are planning a trip to Wales (we're both in the UK). The only thing she really wants to do is go to Snowdonia and do a bit of hiking, and the only thing I really want to do is go to Milford Haven, the town where my grandmother grew up. We also might want to visit a castle. How can we do this, without a car? [more inside]
posted by MadamM on Jun 1, 2011 - 7 answers

Eat, pray, love only if you're Julia Roberts, otherwise drink, pray for death, nurse hangover

Where can I find stylish outdoor/travel clothing? [more inside]
posted by superquail on Mar 9, 2011 - 15 answers

Help us plan our honeymoon!

We're planning our Italian honeymoon and would love your advice! [more inside]
posted by Chris4d on Feb 10, 2011 - 11 answers

Things to do in Guilin, China.

We're now on our China trip (thanks for the tips in our last question,), and are looking for specific suggestions on things to do in the Guilin area that weren't covered there. Extra points for off-the-beaten-path suggestions. We're definitely interested in beginner to intermediate hikes, bike rides, and boating. We also would love to see more rural sites, and the most spectacular scenery possible, but have been having trouble finding specific info on the area.
posted by odayoday on Oct 26, 2010 - 6 answers

AMC highlights?

I just joined the Appalachian Mountain Club. How can I make the most of this membership? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Oct 25, 2010 - 6 answers

Best 1.5 (Cheap) Days in Olympic National Park?

Myself and two friends have decided to do our annual reunion in Olympic National park but since we’re all short on vacation, we only have Friday night through Sunday afternoon. Is there a way we could somehow combine a 4-10 mile day hike with a coastal experience in this amount of time? I've seen the wta.org and nps.gov sites but I'm sort of overwhelmed by choice and looking for recommendations. [more inside]
posted by neko75 on Sep 17, 2010 - 5 answers

I Long to See Your Smiling Valley

I am going to Shenandoah National Park for a few days the last week of September. What are your favorite hiking trails, and other sights, in the park? Where would you recommend I stay? [more inside]
posted by netbros on Jul 19, 2010 - 15 answers

"Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote..."

I'm aware of the Way of St. James, but what are some of the other long distance hikes in Europe? [more inside]
posted by crunchland on Jul 6, 2010 - 14 answers

Combination city/hiking vacation ideas?

Looking for destination ideas for a five-day vacation in September, with a mix of city and outdoors activities. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on May 11, 2010 - 16 answers

Extra time at the temple?

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 - 20 answers

Any tips for travel to Ethiopia?

I'm going on holiday to Ethiopia - specifically, Addis Abeba and some hiking in the Simien Mountains. Does anyone have any tips or recommendations? Whilst I am fairly well travelled, this is the poorest country I will have visited; is there anything I should look out for or anything I should take?
posted by handee on Mar 29, 2010 - 12 answers

Canadian National Parks

This is for our Canuck MeFites (or those with knowledge or experience). Please tell me about the Canadian National Park System. [more inside]
posted by netbros on Aug 10, 2009 - 22 answers

What else is there to do in Alaska beside running for governor?

Boyfriend and I decided to go to Alaska in August. We'd like to hike or backpack: where should we go? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Jul 5, 2009 - 16 answers

Hiking around South America - what shoes should I be wearing?

Travelling in the Amazon rainforest (hot and wet), Patagonia (cold and wet) and everything in between during September to November ... what shoes to wear? [more inside]
posted by tobtoh on Jul 4, 2009 - 4 answers

Rocky Mountain High

I am going to Rocky Mountain National Park the 2nd week of July for a few days. What are your favorite hiking trails, and other sights, in the park? [more inside]
posted by netbros on Jun 6, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me go hiking in the Dolomite Mountains

A friend and I are traveling to Italy at the end of June and will be going hiking in the Dolomite mountains. We plan to head out from Bolzano on one of the lifts and hike from rifugio to rifugio (and then back) for about 5 days, with the route to be chosen with help from the tourist office there. Has anyone done this and have 1) any specific advice on which trails to take; 2) recommendations for inexpensive lodging for our one night in Bolzano; 3) suggestions for what we should bring with us (keeping in mind that we want to travel light)?
posted by sumiami on May 21, 2009 - 2 answers

Step by step

Can anyone suggest some good multi-day hiking routes? [more inside]
posted by MsMolly on Apr 7, 2009 - 24 answers

What to do in Belize?

TravelFilter: Suggestions for a trip to Belize? Activities/Accommodations/Time of Year? [more inside]
posted by Allenthar on Feb 2, 2009 - 16 answers

I'm going to New Zealand- tell me everything!!

I'm going to New Zealand- tell me everything!! [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Nov 9, 2008 - 22 answers

Active Holiday end October?

I'm looking for a holiday destination. Last weeks of October where I can hike (mountains), bike (atb) and learn diving (padi). No resorts or too much luxury, just basic accomodation. I'm alone so it would be nice to meet more travellers. Doe you have suggestions?
posted by beemsterman on Sep 23, 2008 - 4 answers

What equipment do you take on a long hiking trip or when backpacking in the developing world?

This is a gear nerd thread soliciting your ideas and favorite equipment, related to hiking/trekking and traveling in third world nations. Here's a list with URLs of stuff I currently use, any ideas are welcome! [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Aug 10, 2008 - 9 answers

Dayhikes in the White Mountains

White Mountains Hiking. Need a great dayhike for two middle-aged women and two teens, all fit and adventurous. What would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jul 6, 2008 - 8 answers

Hiking outside London

Where are your favourite places for going for a day hike out of London? [more inside]
posted by Mave_80 on Mar 5, 2008 - 13 answers

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