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Which (Canadian, hiking) GPS? Criteria inside

Hi there, I'm looking for advice on the right GPS unit. This would be my first purchase but I have used a few in the past and I know what didn't work for me and what did. I've read a bit but to be honest I still don't have a clue about manufacturers, specific models, chipsets and everything else. I was wondering if y'all could help? [more inside]
posted by fingerbang on Dec 26, 2008 - 5 answers

Recommend some women's winter clothing, please!

What warm winter clothing do you recommend for a woman who likes nature photography and hiking? [more inside]
posted by geeky on Dec 2, 2008 - 23 answers

Vacation to Washington state

10 days in and around Olympia, WA. What to do? [more inside]
posted by abee on Nov 18, 2008 - 11 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

Trail skills for girls.

What skills can I teach my daughters, aged 9 and 7, while hiking? Also, where should we take our big, culminating hike in the spring (in or around Phoenix)? [more inside]
posted by Barry B. Palindromer on Oct 30, 2008 - 21 answers

Woman in search of hiking footwear!

Lightweight, waterproof, women's hiking boots/sneakers. more inside [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Oct 20, 2008 - 8 answers

Trail Recommendations for the Delaware Water Gap

Does anyone have any hiking trail recommendations for a weekend trip to the Delaware Water Gap? [more inside]
posted by toftflin on Oct 16, 2008 - 2 answers

Help Us Hike!

Where can I hike and camp this Saturday and Sunday, within 2-3 hours or so of NY and accesible by public transport? [more inside]
posted by thegreatfleecircus on Oct 10, 2008 - 3 answers

Woods, woods all around and not a trail to hike?

Do you know of any nice trails very close to Milton, NH? Or a good way to find them without great web access? [more inside]
posted by daisyace on Oct 7, 2008 - 3 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 to bring to live in the woods?

Less obvious things to bring when going to live in the woods for a month or two? [more inside]
posted by assasinatdbeauty on Sep 5, 2008 - 31 answers

Last minute romantic getaway within three of SE Michigan?

First year anniversary emergency! Help me find a last-minute booking on a one or two-day getaway where the accommodations are three star or better, there are beautiful nature views / things to do in the great outdoors (hiking or even driving through great scenery might work), and within three or so hours of SE Michigan. Does such a place exist? (Tripadvisor was of little help.)
posted by GenTso on Aug 14, 2008 - 7 answers

Looks like I made a wrong turn at Albuquerque...

Vacation in Albuquerque, and I'm looking to do a few specific things... other suggested activities also welcome. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Aug 13, 2008 - 8 answers

Oregon coast adventure

Camping, surfing and hiking in the Oregon Coast? [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Aug 11, 2008 - 12 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

Camping and hiking in Lassen NP

Camping recommendations in/near Lassen National Park? Also, hiking/fishing spots? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Aug 9, 2008 - 5 answers

How to continue the fun in Oahu

Oahu filter: If you could only hike once, where would you go; where would you buy tiki objects to bring back with you (some sort of cross between cheap and beautiful?); and is tonight, 08/08/08, special in Chinatown? [more inside]
posted by omnigut on Aug 8, 2008 - 7 answers

Minnesota/Lake Superior day hikes

Best Minnesota state parks on the Lake Superior shore for day hiking? [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Aug 8, 2008 - 10 answers

Help me with my chafing thighs!

Hiking and chafing: make the pain stop! [more inside]
posted by nursegracer on Aug 7, 2008 - 19 answers

Hiking Olympic National Park

Where should we backpack in Olympic National Park? [more inside]
posted by jpdoane on Aug 4, 2008 - 13 answers

Good hiking trails in Carmel, NY?

Good hiking trails around Carmel, NY, preferably at Ninham Mountain? [more inside]
posted by KateHasQuestions on Jul 15, 2008 - 4 answers

Hiking in upstate New York

A friend of mine (in Rochester, NY) and I (in Ithaca) are thinking of going hiking together. Any suggestions for good sites for an easygoing day hike roughly halfway between us, as the car drives?
posted by Coventry on Jul 15, 2008 - 7 answers

Where in Vermont should we go camping?

Where in New England should we go camping? We have a pop-up camper and are looking for decent hiking trails and maybe some area attractions. An alpine slide would be a big plus! I have a few Vermont ideas, (Killington, Gifford Woods, Bromley Mountain) and would like some feedback or new ideas. [more inside]
posted by Andrea2880 on Jul 14, 2008 - 5 answers

Where to find "interactive" hikes in the bay area?

Where can I find "scramble" or not-just-walking type hikes in SF/ the bay area? [more inside]
posted by synapse on Jul 7, 2008 - 4 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

Where should I take my mom hiking near Olympia, WA?

What's a good place to take my Mom hiking in the Olympia, WA area? She's got endurance for a decently long, steep walk, but she's afraid of heights and won't walk on loose or slippery surfaces. [more inside]
posted by scose on Jun 15, 2008 - 4 answers

lord and lady of the flies

Going backpacking in northern Vermont soon - any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Jun 10, 2008 - 13 answers

Treks in the City?

What are some moderately intense / refreshing hikes within easy reach of New York City? [more inside]
posted by puckish on Jun 9, 2008 - 4 answers

Which part of the Bruce Trail is not to be missed?

Which part of the Bruce Trail is not to be missed? [more inside]
posted by laroodles on Jun 5, 2008 - 4 answers

Are there lightweight solar stills that work?

Does anyone know of a super lightweight (i.e. backpackable) solar still that could be used to purify sea water on a long trip? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Send on May 26, 2008 - 7 answers

Looking for hiking trails in western MD and northeastern WV

Can anyone recommend some good hiking trails in western Maryland or the northeastern panhandle of West Virginia? [more inside]
posted by greenie2600 on May 25, 2008 - 6 answers

Go west young man...

Off to Big Bend, would like some advice from those who have been there before. [more inside]
posted by sanka on May 21, 2008 - 11 answers

I'm going camping!!

5-day spring backpacking recommendations in the western US. [more inside]
posted by itsamonkeytree on Apr 17, 2008 - 10 answers

This all looks very familiar...

US backpacker bored with the Southern Deciduous Forest ecosystem. Any suggestions in the Southeast? [more inside]
posted by dondiego87 on Apr 14, 2008 - 11 answers

Wanted: Coastal Redwoods hike with camping. Bigfoot a plus.

Looking for a coastal Redwoods hike with camping. Bigfoot a plus. [more inside]
posted by FBXRD on Apr 13, 2008 - 9 answers

Where can I commune with nature near Baltimore?

Where can I commune with nature in Maryland? Tell me about the beautiful places I can go hiking within an easy drive of Baltimore, MD.
posted by killdevil on Apr 9, 2008 - 20 answers

Manchester, NH Novice hiking now that the weather is getting better?

Manchester, NH Novice hiking trails nearby a couple of miles or more long, now that the weather is getting better? [more inside]
posted by prodevel on Apr 4, 2008 - 4 answers

Where in the NE US can a new backpacker get his backpacking wings?

I have decided to spend my (non-hypothetical) vacation backpacking alone for the week, in the mid-atlantic or northeastern US. However, I am not sure where is best for me to do this, as I have a number of minor concerns and have not done extended backpack travel on a schedule like this -- at least not as a civilian. Specific concerns follow, and overlap somewhat, so apologies for that. [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Apr 3, 2008 - 12 answers

LED Assistance

I am trying to buy a LED headlamp on ebay...they range in brightness from 8 to 30+ and the one I want is 8. Is that goint to be bright enough for pitching a tent in the dark? I tried to look up LED levels on the inter-web but all I found was scientific mumbo jumbo, can someone just tell me which one to buy please!? Thanks
posted by madmamasmith on Mar 29, 2008 - 13 answers

Eastern Europe: Hiking

Cool places to take day-trip hikes in Eastern Europe: suggestions? [more inside]
posted by mateuslee on Mar 26, 2008 - 14 answers

Help me make this hiking trip a trip to remember!

Girlfriend stealing account: I am planning a hiking trip for about 10 people this Saturday to Hudson Highlands Park. Some of us have medium hiking experience, some of us have none. Is the Breakneck Ridge hike too difficult for us? [more inside]
posted by redhotchips on Mar 20, 2008 - 7 answers

Big packs for big guys.

Recommend a backpack for a big guy... [more inside]
posted by iamabot on Mar 20, 2008 - 16 answers

Help me find some awesome hiking in central CA.

Where are some good day-hike areas along the CA central coast? [more inside]
posted by kdar on Mar 12, 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

First there is a mountain then there is no mountain, then there is

I'm going to japan from march 9 until april 6, and I want to climb Mt Fuji, from the bottom to the top. How much snow should I expect? How cold is it going to be? Do I need to bring boots and 3 layers of technical outdoor clothing or a warm jacket and sneakers? My lonely planet says its doable, but thats pretty much it. [more inside]
posted by youthenrage on Feb 24, 2008 - 10 answers

We'll be comin round the mountain.

The best week long backpacking trip in the United States? [more inside]
posted by sophist on Feb 21, 2008 - 20 answers

Hiking trails in Phoenix/Scottsdale?

My wife will be in Phoenix/Scottsdale for a few days for work. She'd like to do some hiking. Are there any hiking trails (easy to moderate, 1-3 miles) that are picturesque, peaceful and safe for a woman hiking alone?
posted by greenchile on Feb 13, 2008 - 11 answers

Walk this way

I want to go for a really long walk. I don't want to camp. Where should I go? Trekking in Asia. [more inside]
posted by bluejayk on Feb 8, 2008 - 11 answers

L.A.-area picnic spot?

what's an awesome picnic spot in L.A.? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Jan 10, 2008 - 14 answers

I will not walk 5000 miles

Backpacking question about the I & M canal corridor near Joliet...can I take the Amtrak in? [more inside]
posted by aetg on Jan 6, 2008 - 6 answers

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