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Looking for a 2-day backpacking hike near Washington, DC

I'm trying to plan a last-minute backpacking trip this weekend. I'm looking for suggestions for a good 2-day (~12-16 mile) circuit hike that's within a 2 hour drive of Washington, DC. [more inside]
posted by schmod on May 15, 2014 - 12 answers

Last minute trip to Denver - good day hikes?

Can anyone recommend some good day, well to moderate marked hikes around the Denver area for next weekend? We would prefer some moderate to tough trails and are already planning on the Mt. Evans drive but would really like to get out a bit more.
posted by lpcxa0 on May 6, 2014 - 12 answers

I am outdoorsy in that I like to get drunk on patios.

If a female personage were to be putting together gear for a "Nature Excursion" -- really something less than a day hike, more like just a couple three hours - what on earth does that look like? [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Apr 13, 2014 - 19 answers

Foolproof outdoorsmanship in the Bay Area.

Foolproof wilderness excursions (day or overnight) near the Bay Area for two people who are terrible at making arrangements. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Jul 22, 2013 - 16 answers

Hiking pants for very cold temps

What pants do people wear for very cold (0 °F / -18 °C, and colder) weather hiking? Just rain shell pants and wool long underwear? Surely there are insulated pants suitable for hiking? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Mar 21, 2013 - 28 answers

What camera should I take to Patagonia?

My girlfriend and I are leaving for a vacation in Chile in about a week. We'll be spending most of our time hiking and seeing glaciers and penguins in southern Patagonia, with a few days in Santiago at the end. I'd like to bring a compact, versatile, weatherproof camera with great image quality, 15-20x zoom, and good low-light performance -- but compromises must be made. What kind of camera should I take with me? My budget is $300-750. [more inside]
posted by Serf on Jan 29, 2013 - 14 answers

Camping and hiking with kid and dog: Sierra edition

Looking for camping and hiking spots in the Sierras and foothills where I can take our 4.5-year-old son and/or our dog. [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul on May 29, 2012 - 6 answers

Dog-friendly outdoor destinations in the Upper Midwest

Seeking suggestions for dog-friendly camping and hiking in the Upper Midwest -- Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula. [more inside]
posted by compartment on May 8, 2012 - 6 answers

Leather Boots...IN THE SNOW?

Have you used high quality leather work boots (Danner / Hathorn / Wesco) in the snow? With proper care do you find that these boots are adequate for occasional use in snow? [more inside]
posted by jnnla on Apr 23, 2012 - 8 answers

What clothes and equipment should I invest in to get the most out of my outdoor time?

What clothes and equipment should I invest in to get the most out of my outdoor time? [more inside]
posted by hannahlambda on Apr 23, 2012 - 11 answers

Chilkoot or Bust!

I am going to hike the Chilkoot Pass trail in Southeast Alaska at the end of August. Any recommendations, suggestions?
posted by Belle O'Cosity on Jul 24, 2011 - 6 answers

If you're in the Eastern Sierras, you have GOT to see...

Things to do in the Eastern Sierras and Mono / Inyo counties, California! Your favorites? [more inside]
posted by jnnla on Jun 30, 2011 - 13 answers

Maybe if we walk extra quickly we'll make it back by dark...

Overnight hiking/camping in the White Mountains, NH -- where is parking allowed? [more inside]
posted by cranberry_nut on Jun 21, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me find hiking equipment?

What piece of outdoor equipment am I looking for? [more inside]
posted by _DB_ on May 12, 2011 - 15 answers

Eat, pray, love only if you're Julia Roberts, otherwise drink, pray for death, nurse hangover

Where can I find stylish outdoor/travel clothing? [more inside]
posted by superquail on Mar 9, 2011 - 15 answers

Water shoes?

Please recommend some good water shoes. [more inside]
posted by rleamon on Nov 10, 2010 - 16 answers

Where to go hiking in Middle Tennessee?

Hiking and camping near Nashville, or middle Tennessee area. [more inside]
posted by circle_b on Aug 7, 2010 - 9 answers

NH Hiking: Mt. Major or Mt. Cardigan?

NH hike this weekend: Mt. Major or Mt. Cardigan? [more inside]
posted by eggman on Aug 5, 2010 - 3 answers

What to do near Nevada City, CA?

I'm going to be in Nevada City, California for work next week, and I'm planning to add on an extra personal day or two to the trip. What town to stay in for the personal day to best enable fun activities, and what to do? [more inside]
posted by soleiluna on Jun 15, 2010 - 9 answers

Hike! Hike! Hike Your Pants Up!

I am wanting to enjoy some outdoor exploration this year in Washington state. The catch is, I have multiple sclerosis and my ability to walk is severely hampered (I can walk short distances- maybe about a city block or 2 at a time, sometimes I need a cane, but not wheelchair bound). Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by evilcupcakes on Apr 21, 2010 - 14 answers

How do I find trailheads?

I know the park exists. I know the trail exists. I have my hiking shoes, my camera, and a car. Now where the heck is the trailhead? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Feb 21, 2010 - 22 answers

The great outdoors for beginners.

How does a 35-year-old very urban dude living in New York becomes more outdoorsy? [more inside]
posted by falameufilho on Feb 21, 2010 - 26 answers

sports clothing for the large?

Hiking gear in XL? [more inside]
posted by LN on Oct 6, 2009 - 12 answers

Forlorn Lakes WA

Has anyone been to the Forlorn Lakes in WA? Looking for hikes, etc. to do. [more inside]
posted by Jsn7821 on Jul 29, 2009 - 1 answer

Hiking near NYC

Does anyone know of a good hike near NYC? [more inside]
posted by JamesWilson123 on Apr 23, 2009 - 12 answers

No one loves me- help me get out of town.

Where can I go camping within a day's drive of L.A. this coming weekend? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Feb 11, 2009 - 13 answers

1-3 Night backpacking in the Catskills, in the next 5-6 months.

Sometime from March to early summertime several of us would like to go on a backpacking trip from NYC. I need to hear about nice hikes in the Catskills. [more inside]
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim on Jan 23, 2009 - 1 answer

Dayhikes in the White Mountains

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]
posted by Miko on Jul 6, 2008 - 8 answers

Where should I take my mom hiking near Olympia, WA?

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]
posted by scose on Jun 15, 2008 - 4 answers

This all looks very familiar...

US backpacker bored with the Southern Deciduous Forest ecosystem. Any suggestions in the Southeast? [more inside]
posted by dondiego87 on Apr 14, 2008 - 11 answers

Where can I commune with nature near Baltimore?

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.
posted by killdevil on Apr 9, 2008 - 20 answers

LED Assistance

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
posted by madmamasmith on Mar 29, 2008 - 13 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

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

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

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

Honeymoon Help!

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

Desert hiking safety

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

what to see in Mt. Rainier National Park?

what are the "must see" sites in or around Mt. Rainier National Park? [more inside]
posted by tperrigo on Jun 8, 2006 - 3 answers

California hiking references like bahiker.com?

I love Bay Area Hiker (that's San Francisco Bay) — do you know of any great hiking sites for other regions of California? [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul on Apr 28, 2006 - 9 answers

What to do in Sequoia & Kings Canyon in mid November?

I'm looking for things to do in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks this Veteran's Day weekend. [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul on Nov 8, 2005 - 3 answers

When(ish) do Appalachian Trail walkers pass through New Jersey?

When(ish) do Appalachian Trail walkers pass through New Jersey? [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Apr 24, 2005 - 11 answers

Good trail shoes?

I do a lot of hill hiking in hot weather, up and down on both paved and unpaved trails. I have a high arch and underpronate. How can I zero in on some good trail shoes? I don't want full-fledged hiking boots, just cushioned trail runners with toe & sole protection for the pebbly & stony parts.
posted by mono blanco on Apr 19, 2005 - 6 answers

Hiking in US/Canada

HikingFilter: Two fairly fit, moderately experienced hikers looking for some new challenges. One would be for February, one in April and the limitations include anywhere in the Northern US/Canada. Suggestions?
posted by dflemingdotorg on Jan 6, 2005 - 16 answers

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