Can the CamelBak Elixir tablet be given to children or kids under the age of 3? [more inside]
What piece of outdoor equipment am I looking for? [more inside]
We run a summer day camp and are licensed as such (in Massachusetts). How does our licensing change if we want to take eight teenagers on an overnight hike in Western Mass? [more inside]
Scotland vacation: I have 4 days to kill between work events in London and Glasgow, and I'm considering walking part of the West Highland Way
by myself. Is this a reasonable plan, or do you have a better suggestion of how to use this time (ie other long distance walks or other plans entirely)? [more inside]
Where can I hike with a dog off-leash in or near Portland, OR? [more inside]
Is there a topo map of the Superior Hiking Trail
that gets granular enough to be useful on the trail? or a few maps that cover the whole thing? [more inside]
Help me find engaging audio sources of accounts of people hiking the AT or PCT or something similar. [more inside]
Hiking the Maine/NH Appalachian Trail for 5 days: need help with logistics [more inside]
What's the best handheld GPS unit for hiking/fieldwork under ~$500? [more inside]
Help me pick a nice waterproof, breathable shell for (long) day hikes and possible backpacking. [more inside]
What type of hiking/gym shoe magical combination should I buy? [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]
Where can I find stylish outdoor/travel clothing? [more inside]
Best itinerary for a weekend vacation at Olympic National Park in May? [more inside]
Please tell me where me and one other person could go hiking and/or camping around the Northeast US... [more inside]
Good places to hike in Israel? [more inside]
The breadth of Long Island up to Connecticut, then over to Cape Cod, then up to Boston, and then back to NYC. Where are the best hikes? What do I have to stop and see (and eat) in between the cities? Where can I stay on the cheap? [more inside]
I'm looking for some assistance in planning a month-long hike in June of this year. [more inside]
Do slim-fitting men's hiking/travel pants exist? [more inside]
We're planning our Italian honeymoon and would love your advice! [more inside]
Spring break in the desert southwest (definitely Death Valley and probably some combination of Bryce/Zion/Grand Canyon and environs, or whatever else we discover is awesome)- what should we do and how should we budget our time? [more inside]
Hiking the Appalachian Trail with my dog - a 2-part question [more inside]
I'm a total noob when it comes to off-roading; can you help me figure out how to get started? [more inside]
Best winter day hikes in the Northeast? [more inside]
I’d like to take hiking trip with a friend in the American West this summer and I have overlapping questions on how to get the most out of the trip. I am at the early stages of planning so tips on general resources are as welcome as specific answers. [more inside]
Location recommendations needed for a warm weather hiking trip in early March! [more inside]
Nonslip hiking shoes recommendations? [more inside]
Does anyone have a suggested day-hike in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area for this time of year? [more inside]
So we're heading out to Denver for the holidays, and as middling East Coast hikers, are super excited to get in to some real mountains. Can you tell me more about the how, where, and what of the snowshoe? [more inside]
Help me plan a 3-day trip to Joshua Tree (CA).
Or alternatively, suggest another really cool natural area to check out in Southern California in late January.
I am in my cousin's wedding in the L.A. area and am coming with my girlfriend. We decided to take a few extra days--she's never been to California and I've only ever kept my visits to family time, usually in the OC area.
We're renting a car, so we'll have transportation. Is late January a good time to go? Do you have any recommendations for gear rental (doubt I'll be able to climb, unfortunately)? I have gear at home in Michigan, but I'd like to travel light.
If you have alternative suggestions--they can be around L.A.--I'd love to hear them.
Gifts <$50 for a husband with a new hiking obsession? [more inside]
I'm looking for a women's winter hiking boot / trail shoe. Specifications inside.. [more inside]
Please recommend some good water shoes. [more inside]
Is there some (legal?) reason why I can't seem to find individually-packaged OTC medications in Canada (eg. acetaminophen, ibuprofen, aspirin...)? What are some alternative ways to package small amounts of meds for a backpacking first aid kit? [more inside]
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.
Looking for some suggestions for camp sites in the vicinity of Southern California for a camping trip this weekend.
Amenities-wise the basics would work fine - water, a fire pit, and level ground to pitch our tent. Anything above and beyond that is icing. The campsite must allow dogs (we plan on bringing our pug, Hoggle).
We really enjoy trail hiking and solitude and we most likely won't be doing any kind of water-related activities, although picturesque lakes and streams are a plus.
Past places we've enjoyed camping at:
-Coral Pink Sand Dunes - outside of Kanab, UT
-Tanner's Flat Campground - UT
-Fernwood Lodge - Big Sur, CA
-Joshua Tree State Park
-Malibu Creek State Park
This is going to be a weekend trip so the driving distance has to be manageable. So, please, no recommendations for Redwoods National Park or Zion or something like that.
I just joined the Appalachian Mountain Club. How can I make the most of this membership? [more inside]
Drank a liter of unfiltered, chemically treated puddle water. What's the best course of action to avoid gastrointestinal Armageddon? [more inside]
Which is a better way to stay hydrated while hiking outdoors: large quantities at infrequent intervals or smaller amounts frequently? [more inside]
Can anyone suggest any decent hiking locations near or around Houston, Texas? [more inside]
I just discovered that I like hiking! What are some good hiking trails in the Washington DC/Nova/MD area? [more inside]
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]
I’m thinking of going on a solo backpacking trip with a dog and am looking for location ideas. [more inside]
My partner and I are planning a week's vacation, focused on hiking, in mid- to late October. We are trying to figure out where in the Adirondacks, Vermont, etc. we should go. [more inside]
Camping in Alaska: I'm looking to camp at the Eklutna Lake campgrounds 3 weeks from now on way to a 4 day sojourn into Denali State Park. However, I can't reserve a spot in advance. How likely is it that there will be no free campgrounds available, being slightly after the end of the summer season? What are some similar quality campgrounds in the "between Anchorage & Denali" zone if Eklutna is fully booked? [more inside]
Raccoons during the daytime -- dangerous? [more inside]
What are your favorite trails in Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park? [more inside]
Hiking and camping near Nashville, or middle Tennessee area. [more inside]
NH hike this weekend: Mt. Major or Mt. Cardigan? [more inside]
Can you suggest a good base for some hiking in Switzerland? [more inside]