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]
posted by sonofslim
on Sep 3, 2007 -
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?
posted by rom1
on Aug 30, 2007 -
I'm planning a week-long hike in Humboldt and Del Norte counties, CA. What resources should I look at for planning? [more inside]
posted by sonofslim
on Jul 24, 2007 -
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]
posted by kmtiszen
on Jul 7, 2007 -
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?
posted by joshgray
on Jul 5, 2007 -
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]
posted by Empyrean_72
on Jun 28, 2007 -
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]
posted by punch_the_mayor
on Jun 26, 2007 -
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]
posted by bobot
on Jun 18, 2007 -
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.
posted by Plutor
on Jun 7, 2007 -
What is the German word for a beer enjoyed at the top of a summit that you have just climbed?
posted by toxic
on Apr 28, 2007 -
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]
posted by godawful
on Apr 25, 2007 -
Please help me choose the right knee brace for hiking that does not cause further pain. [more inside]
posted by SampleSize
on Apr 24, 2007 -
I would like to go on a solo backpacking trip for the first time and I need some advice. [more inside]
posted by special-k
on Apr 15, 2007 -
Are there any places within a few hours of flat-as-a-pancake Chicago that offer a scenic, preferably hilly hiking experience?
posted by walla
on Jan 5, 2007 -
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]
posted by salvia
on Nov 17, 2006 -
Looking for a moderately difficult circuit hike within a 2 hours drive from DC for a weekend backpacking trip. [more inside]
posted by mhaw
on Oct 5, 2006 -
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.
posted by pallen123
on Sep 25, 2006 -
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]
posted by BruceL
on Sep 18, 2006 -
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]
posted by kittyprecious
on Aug 27, 2006 -
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.
posted by ryanhealy
on Jul 19, 2006 -
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]
posted by blastrid
on Jul 14, 2006 -
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]
posted by rare_g
on Jun 16, 2006 -
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]
posted by blindcarboncopy
on Jun 9, 2006 -
What's it like to run/hike from rim to rim in the Grand Canyon, all in one day? [more inside]
posted by ph00dz
on Jun 8, 2006 -
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]
posted by vionnett
on Jun 3, 2006 -
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]
posted by jruckman
on May 26, 2006 -
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]
posted by camworld
on May 25, 2006 -