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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

Is late April/early May a bad time to hike in Norhtern Spain due to too much rain?

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?
posted by artemis on Jan 1, 2008 - 2 answers

Digital pathfinding

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]
posted by jlowen on Dec 1, 2007 - 8 answers

Where to avoid snakes in Panama?

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]
posted by beautiful on Nov 16, 2007 - 8 answers

Where to camp in the Catskills?

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]
posted by defreckled on Sep 21, 2007 - 4 answers

Have pack, will travel... to Flagstaff

Backpacking adventures near Flagstaff? [more inside]
posted by ph00dz on Sep 4, 2007 - 6 answers


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 - 26 answers

TANAP w/o a guide?

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 - 0 answers

Looking for paradise in Thailand

Traveling to Thailand, but we don't want to relive "The Beach." [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Aug 15, 2007 - 17 answers

Multi Day Hikes in Colorado

Any suggestions for a 3 day hike in Colorado? [more inside]
posted by craven_morhead on Aug 2, 2007 - 10 answers

Superior Hiking Trail

Recommendations for the Superior Hiking Trail. [more inside]
posted by mammary16 on Jul 25, 2007 - 3 answers

Hiking in Northern California

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 - 3 answers

Outdoorsy adventure near Manhattan

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 - 11 answers

Any experiences with Naneu Pro Alpha bag?

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 - 4 answers

Are there any good hiking trails near NYC for an autoless gal?

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 - 9 answers

help me find a good vista point to spend fourth of july.

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 - 2 answers

Harpers Ferry Weekend Honeymoon for the Carless

Newlyweds in DC planning a quick weekend honeymoon up in Harper's Ferry, WV. Difficulty: carless. [more inside]
posted by brownpau on Jun 22, 2007 - 7 answers

We can get down, but can we get back up?

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 - 5 answers

A Walk in the Woods

A few friends and I are looking to start backpacking this summer but on a budget. [more inside]
posted by god particle on Jun 14, 2007 - 23 answers

Hiking map of Baxter State Park and Mt. Katahdin

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 - 20 answers

Can you recommend a book on small group leadership?

Can anyone recommend a book on small group leadership? [more inside]
posted by jacobean on May 24, 2007 - 2 answers

The Hiking-Free Hiking Workout

How can I get in shape for backpacking when I don't have time to backpack? [more inside]
posted by ilyanassa on Apr 30, 2007 - 15 answers

GPS for hiking

What's a good GPS unit for hiking? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Apr 29, 2007 - 11 answers

Give me the boot!

Where to buy hiking boots between IA and OH? [more inside]
posted by jpdoane on Apr 28, 2007 - 3 answers

What is that german word? Farviewenbier?

What is the German word for a beer enjoyed at the top of a summit that you have just climbed? [more inside]
posted by toxic on Apr 28, 2007 - 6 answers

How bad can an insect bite be?

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 - 17 answers

A good knee brace?

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 - 2 answers

Alone time in the wilderness

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 - 23 answers

Honeymoon Help!

Secluded Rustic cabin Honeymoon getaway [more inside]
posted by slowtree on Mar 24, 2007 - 5 answers

Hiking the Inca Trail

I have some questions about hiking the Inca Trail? [more inside]
posted by subtle-t on Mar 7, 2007 - 12 answers

Input on starting a trail shuttle

Looking for information on starting a shuttle service for backpacking/biking trails. [more inside]
posted by F Mackenzie on Jan 29, 2007 - 6 answers

Any tips for hiking safely among cows (and bulls?)?

Any tips for hiking safely among cows (and bulls?)? [more inside]
posted by mechantbruce on Jan 11, 2007 - 28 answers

Help me find hills in the flatlands

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 - 16 answers

Where to go backpacking in Northern California or Nevada over Thanksgiving?

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 - 15 answers

Weekend backpacking trip near DC

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 - 7 answers

I shall walk into the wild...

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 - 23 answers

Look, it's just a dead bug. What's all the screaming about?

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 - 16 answers

Camping outside the Bay Area over Labor Day

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 - 7 answers

We need advice about having sex in the woods.

What do we need to know before trying to have sex in the woods? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 22, 2006 - 31 answers

Mystery marks muddle my mind

What caused these stains in such a weird shape? The day's events... [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Jul 30, 2006 - 12 answers

It's East of Here, Right?

Starting point: Chicago. Destination: Niagara Falls. Transportation: Honda Civic. Question: Am I nuts? [more inside]
posted by Terminal Verbosity on Jul 24, 2006 - 21 answers

NOLS or Outward Bound?

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]
posted by ryanhealy on Jul 19, 2006 - 19 answers

Out of my dome to see Half Dome in a day?

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 - 22 answers

Desert hiking safety

Desert hiking safety for a Northeasterner? [more inside]
posted by ilyanassa on Jun 30, 2006 - 10 answers

Florida Everglades Sunrise

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 - 7 answers

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