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]
What's a good GPS unit for hiking? [more inside]
Where to buy hiking boots between IA and OH? [more inside]
What is the German word for a beer enjoyed at the top of a summit that you have just climbed? [more inside]
I was thinking of hiking in New England for three weeks this May. Was that is, until everyone started pitching in with scare stories of blackflies and other insects. Am I going to die? [more inside]
Please help me choose the right knee brace for hiking that does not cause further pain. [more inside]
I would like to go on a solo backpacking trip for the first time and I need some advice. [more inside]
Secluded Rustic cabin Honeymoon getaway [more inside]
I have some questions about hiking the Inca Trail? [more inside]
Looking for information on starting a shuttle service for backpacking/biking trails. [more inside]
Any tips for hiking safely among cows (and bulls?)? [more inside]
Are there any places within a few hours of flat-as-a-pancake Chicago that offer a scenic, preferably hilly hiking experience?
Anybody know a good camping / backpacking spot in California that's not snowed under yet and is a decent drive from San Francisco (< 8 hours, not involving snow chains)? [more inside]
Looking for a moderately difficult circuit hike within a 2 hours drive from DC for a weekend backpacking trip. [more inside]
I shall walk into the wild maybe for a week or so, depending on the weather, blisters, etc. Who has recommendations for (relatively safe) *long* solitary walks in the U.S. or Canada? Specifically, I'm looking for a hike/trail/path that I can follow -- walking 7-10 hours a day, for 5-7 days in a row. No cell phone, no computer, no schedule. This would be a sort of annual retreat/walk/vacation/time-to-reset-my-body, that I'd like to do every year. Time to think, lose a few pounds, kick-up my metabolism, detox, chill out, regroup, spiritually recharge, etc. Assuming I don't want to carry a gun into the wild (to protect against critters or humans), where are some interesting, safe destinations??? I'm not a survivalist and I'm not looking for an adventure per se. Prefer a minimum of life-threatening hazards and/or 100+ degree temperatures or freezing nights.
So, I was recently told that I would be joining the Girl Scouts. Here's the thing... I'm a 35 year old male. Help me be a great Girl Scouts dad! [more inside]
HikinginNorthernCaliforniaoverLaborDayWeekendFilter: Help me figure out the best place for a small group to go hiking and camping for two/three days, within a (half-)day's drive of Oakland/Berkeley. [more inside]
What do we need to know before trying to have sex in the woods? [more inside]
Starting point: Chicago. Destination: Niagara Falls. Transportation: Honda Civic. Question: Am I nuts? [more inside]
I’d like to learn more about what to expect on a typical backpacking (or insert activity here) trip through organizations like NOLS or Outward Bound. I’m 30 years old and while I’m in pretty good shape I don’t have a lot of experience with long camping/backpacking/climbing trips. I’d like to join a short expedition to learn new skills and gain confidence I need to go out by myself. Besides, it just sounds fun. [more inside]
Am I crazy to spend only 1 day (2 nights) in the Yosemite Park area? We've got a limited budget, and Yosemite is just one stop in our road trip down the PCH. [more inside]
Desert hiking safety for a Northeasterner? [more inside]
If one were to seek exploration (by car and foot) in the Florida Everglades (starting from Miami) where would be one want to go? [more inside]
I will be visiting Boston and than (somewhat) extended New England for a couple of weeks. I want to see the city, and I want to see some nature. Help me with some suggestions for my trip! [more inside]
What's it like to run/hike from rim to rim in the Grand Canyon, all in one day? [more inside]
what are the "must see" sites in or around Mt. Rainier National Park? [more inside]
Advice needed for solo female hiker: Am I safe on my own? What should I be aware of? Can you mace a snake? [more inside]
A group of my friends and I are looking to hike the first leg of the Nantahala area AT this weekend, and can't figure out where to park and enter. [more inside]
Last year I bought all of the gear my wife and I need to start spending more of our free time in the woods, hiking and camping. The issue is she is a city girl (well, Long Island) and has never been camping and is deathly afraid that bears (or other wild animals) will get us. [more inside]