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? [more inside]
I need to find a campground in the Catskill park region for tomorrow (and the next 4 days) as part of an emergency birthday trip. [more inside]
Backpacking adventures near Flagstaff? [more inside]
I do a lot of hiking and camping, but I HATE HATE HATE oatmeal. What are some alternatives that hit the sweet spot of price/convenience/nutrition/pack weight? [more inside]
Tatranský národný park (TANAP/Tatra National Park) in Slovakia: officialy, hiking out of marked trails is strictly forbidden without a guide. I've read in some other places that it is somehow tolerated for members of some Alpine clubs. Can some of our knowledgable mefites shed a light?
Traveling to Thailand, but we don't want to relive "The Beach." [more inside]
Any suggestions for a 3 day hike in Colorado? [more inside]
Recommendations for the Superior Hiking Trail. [more inside]
I'm planning a week-long hike in Humboldt and Del Norte counties, CA. What resources should I look at for planning? [more inside]
City boy gets a car: what are some spur-of-the-moment outdoorsy-type things to do within two hours drive of Manhattan? [more inside]
Any personal experiences good or bad with the Naneu Pro Alpha computer back pack? Does it have room to add a hydration bladder like the CamelBak UnBottle?
I am looking for some good hiking trails near NYC that are easily accessible via public transportation that aren't too long (over 6 miles total) or too steep (no Breakneck Ridge for me yet, thanks). I am also looking for a good hiking club to join in NYC. [more inside]
4th of july filter: what's a good hike in topanga canyon state park that allows panoramic views of los angeles and the ocean? [more inside]
Newlyweds in DC planning a quick weekend honeymoon up in Harper's Ferry, WV. Difficulty: carless. [more inside]
Haleakala for the novice hiker We're headed to Maui next week and are spending a couple of days upcountry, and would like to do some hiking in Haleakala. It's a fairly specific question so for those who are familiar with the park, [more inside]
A few friends and I are looking to start backpacking this summer but on a budget. [more inside]
I'm having trouble finding a decent hiking map of Baxter State Park in Maine, and more specifically the area around Mt. Katahdin. The map on their website is all but useless. I'd like to be able to figure out where the parking lots are and how long and how tough the different trails are. I can't even tell where the peak or the Knife Edge are! I've tried to find books at my local library, but they've all been out. I know there's some decent maps at the visitor center, but it's a 9 hour drive to get there, and I want to plan my hike and figure out which campsite to reserve before I'm on the park grounds.
Can anyone recommend a book on small group leadership? [more inside]
How can I get in shape for backpacking when I don't have time to backpack? [more inside]