I'm going to New Zealand- tell me everything!! [more inside]
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]
Lightweight, waterproof, women's hiking boots/sneakers. more inside [more inside]
Does anyone have any hiking trail recommendations for a weekend trip to the Delaware Water Gap? [more inside]
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]
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]
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?
Less obvious things to bring when going to live in the woods for a month or two? [more inside]
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.)
Vacation in Albuquerque, and I'm looking to do a few specific things... other suggested activities also welcome. [more inside]
Camping, surfing and hiking in the Oregon Coast? [more inside]
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]
Camping recommendations in/near Lassen National Park? Also, hiking/fishing spots? [more inside]
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]
Best Minnesota state parks on the Lake Superior shore for day hiking? [more inside]
Hiking and chafing: make the pain stop! [more inside]
Where should we backpack in Olympic National Park? [more inside]
Good hiking trails around Carmel, NY, preferably at Ninham Mountain? [more inside]
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?
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]
Where can I find "scramble" or not-just-walking type hikes in SF/ the bay area? [more inside]
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]
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]
Going backpacking in northern Vermont soon - any suggestions? [more inside]
What are some moderately intense / refreshing hikes within easy reach of New York City? [more inside]
Which part of the Bruce Trail is not to be missed? [more inside]
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]
Can anyone recommend some good hiking trails in western Maryland or the northeastern panhandle of West Virginia? [more inside]
Off to Big Bend, would like some advice from those who have been there before. [more inside]
5-day spring backpacking recommendations in the western US. [more inside]
US backpacker bored with the Southern Deciduous Forest ecosystem. Any suggestions in the Southeast? [more inside]
Looking for a coastal Redwoods hike with camping. Bigfoot a plus. [more inside]
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.
Manchester, NH Novice hiking trails nearby a couple of miles or more long, now that the weather is getting better? [more inside]
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]
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
Cool places to take day-trip hikes in Eastern Europe: suggestions? [more inside]
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]
Recommend a backpack for a big guy... [more inside]
Where are some good day-hike areas along the CA central coast? [more inside]
Where are your favourite places for going for a day hike out of London? [more inside]
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]
The best week long backpacking trip in the United States? [more inside]
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?
I want to go for a really long walk. I don't want to camp. Where should I go? Trekking in Asia. [more inside]
what's an awesome picnic spot in L.A.? [more inside]
Backpacking question about the I & M canal corridor near Joliet...can I take the Amtrak in? [more inside]
We are considering a one week trip to northern Spain including at least 2 days hiking and photographing in the Picos de Europa region. One of us is an expert hiker and the other is a beginner. However, the concern is about the weather. The plan is to go late April/early May however, we do not fancy hiking in the rain. Is this timeframe a bad idea?
Is it possible to take a Digital Elevation Model of my favorite wilderness area and using OS X run some slope calculations in order to find new hike-able paths though an otherwise treacherous terrain? [more inside]
I'm thinking about going to Panama for one week in the spring. I want to go hiking, but I'm also deathly afraid of creepy crawlies aka snakes--even typing this out is giving me the creeps. Anyone been there--how likely am I to encounter one of these there while hiking there?