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Inca Trail: How much to tip for surprise private group

My boyfriend and I signed up for a group hike of the Inca Trail (the longer 5 day version). No one else signed up, so it is functionally a private hike. All the guidelines for tipping are from a group as a whole (so, we budgeted to split with other people). Are we ethically obligated to tip the whole, normally-pooled amount? As much as if there has been another couple? Something in between?
posted by DebetEsse on Mar 19, 2016 - 4 answers

I'm not a spy, I swear

Please recommend a trail / security camera setup to help capture various critters in our back yard, and which can double as a security camera. Details / requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by SquidLips on Nov 29, 2015 - 5 answers

Hikes in NE US - with beer.

Hikers of Metafilter, help me out! I would like to find a day hike somewhere in the northeast US (within a few hours of SE Pennsylvania), with a pretty specific requirement of 'a decent place to eat and have a beer halfway through the day.' Does this place exist? [more inside]
posted by catesbie on May 18, 2014 - 9 answers

Like running, but interesting.

I'd like to take up trail running, or in my case, probably trail-light jogging. I am not a runner, I have never been a runner, I have always hated running and avoided it. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by HMSSM on Mar 28, 2014 - 25 answers

Winter trail-sharing etiquette?

Cross-country skiing on trails also used by snowmobiles: Apart from common courtesy and common sense, is there any etiquette that I should be aware of? [more inside]
posted by usonian on Feb 15, 2014 - 8 answers

Hotel near Trinity River jogging trails in Fort Worth?

We'll be staying in Fort Worth this weekend. I've read that there are some nice crushed gravel trails along the Trinity River. From my review of the trail map, it looks like the crushed gravel portion begins west of downtown, just a little north of Trinity Park. So, we'd like to choose the most convenient decent hotel to that portion of the trail. Fort Worthers, are there any decent hotels just a hop, skip, and a jump away? [more inside]
posted by starkraven on Nov 12, 2013 - 5 answers

[RunningFilter] Converting trail miles to road miles

What's a rough rule of thumb for converting trail miles to road miles, taking into account elevation change? More details below the fold. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jun 15, 2013 - 4 answers

Apache Trail in a rental car?

Planning to drive the Apache Trail (AZ-88) from east-to-west next week. In a rental car. [more inside]
posted by OHSnap on Jan 16, 2013 - 6 answers

harding icefield trail turn back point

How far along Alaska's Harding Icefield trail did I get? [more inside]
posted by germdisco on Aug 17, 2012 - 6 answers

Things to do in and around Halifax this weekend

Going to be in Halifax this weekend, starting late tonight! Looking for recommendations, especially regarding scallops, whale watching, and the level of terror the Cabot Trail might invoke. [more inside]
posted by lockedroomguy on Jul 11, 2012 - 13 answers

Help me choose a 5k running route in Raleigh, NC area.

I am looking for a 5k route to run in the Raleigh, NC, area. I'm willing to drive up to 45 minutes to get to a decent running route. Can you share a good route with me? [more inside]
posted by soundproof on Dec 13, 2011 - 8 answers

Ride, ride, ride, ride, ride

Long, long paved bike trails near NYC? [more inside]
posted by zvs on Nov 18, 2011 - 13 answers

Hopefully it won't be a trail of tears.

My last day of pastry school, yay! I'm applying for jobs in NYC and several people have asked me to come in and "trail" for an hour or a day. What exactly does that mean/entail? [more inside]
posted by firei on Sep 28, 2011 - 7 answers

A laid-back urban trail dog

Help us choose the right dog, please. My wife and I live in a small condo in an industrial-type urban neighborhood but I want a trail-running buddy. Conditions and other info inside. [more inside]
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly on Jul 11, 2011 - 25 answers

Favorite trails in Utah's National Parks?

What are your favorite trails in Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park? [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Aug 9, 2010 - 11 answers

The journey of 5-9 miles begins with a single AskMe post

SeattleTrailFilter: Help me find a good hike for this Sunday [more inside]
posted by Cogito on Jul 23, 2010 - 5 answers

Summer in SLC- Time to be outside

Salt Lake City trails and biking. This is a two part question- calling all cyclists/runnings in SLC, Utah- where are your favorite loops to cycle in the summer? I enjoy City Creek and biking through the avenues, but I feel like I am missing some good areas. Second question is about trail running. [more inside]
posted by timpanogos on Jul 7, 2010 - 4 answers

Gourmet Backpacker

I'm going on a 7-day backpacking trip in about a month with three friends and I need your best lightweight meal recipies. [more inside]
posted by talkingmuffin on May 26, 2010 - 13 answers

Through-hiking alone: reasonable or reprehensible?

Should I hike the 500mi Colorado Trail by myself? [more inside]
posted by jehsom on May 13, 2010 - 25 answers

Extra time at the temple?

We're planning a two week trip to Peru, including a hike on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Is it worth spending an overnight at Machu Picchu to have extra time onsite? Any other must-see recommendations for Peru would be greatly appreciated.
posted by graventy on Apr 7, 2010 - 20 answers

Proposing an official name for an Oregon Hiking Trail..how exactly?

What procedure would one conceivably follow in order to propose a hiking trail be named for a person in the state of Oregon? [more inside]
posted by naplesyellow on Dec 4, 2009 - 5 answers

Trail Running Shoes for the Wider Feet

Looking for a trail running shoe similar to the Brooks GTS 8. The problem? I'm a 9.5 2E and the shoes I have tried are too narrow. Help! [more inside]
posted by PaulingL on Jun 3, 2009 - 9 answers

Where to hike in March near Fresno for Snow and Fish

Where should we (Me +1) backpack next weekend (Mar 28/29) near Fresno, CA that has SNOW, WATER and FISH? [more inside]
posted by farmersckn on Mar 20, 2009 - 3 answers

easiest path over the hill

Deer trails to super highways... I read long ago that the major routes West were originally deer trails thru the passes and across the mountains. These became footpaths for humans and were later paved. I recall that the major pass thru the Smokies that Daniel Boone used is now a major freeway. Is there any technical or academic research that supports this-- with GIS or satellite images? Thanks
posted by ohshenandoah on Dec 5, 2008 - 11 answers

What did you think of your 2-day Inca Trail trek?

Short on time in Peru - is the two day inca Trail trek worth it? Any alternatives? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on Nov 18, 2008 - 4 answers

Best Mac GPS mapping software and hardware?

What's the best GPS mapping system for making trail maps (software/hardware)? I'm an Apple person. [more inside]
posted by wavejumper on Nov 7, 2008 - 5 answers

Good hiking trails in Carmel, NY?

Good hiking trails around Carmel, NY, preferably at Ninham Mountain? [more inside]
posted by KateHasQuestions on Jul 15, 2008 - 4 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

Headed out on the trail - help equip our sing-a-long arsenal!

My girlfriend and I are hiking the Appalachian trail for two weeks at the end of the month. We're taking along a Martin Backpacker (guitar) and a small set of bongos. What are some very excellent blues/folk/bluegrass/mountain songs that we should learn before we go? [more inside]
posted by jofuu on May 14, 2008 - 17 answers

Trail running shoes on concrete?

Trail running shoes on concrete? [more inside]
posted by devilsbrigade on Apr 7, 2008 - 8 answers

How to Digital Document a Trip Along the Oregon Trail?

Cool, 2.0ish ways to document a trip along the Oregon Trail? I'll have a camera, a handheld GPS, a laptop, and an 8-year-old. [more inside]
posted by LarryC on Apr 4, 2008 - 12 answers

Where in the NE US can a new backpacker get his backpacking wings?

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]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Apr 3, 2008 - 12 answers

Personal papers, receipts, and documentation -- should they stay or should they go?

Paper trails: Similar to this link, I am looking for a specific list of personal papers, receipts, and essential documents I should keep and for how long. Any and all receipts? Bank statements? [more inside]
posted by nathaole on Mar 19, 2008 - 3 answers

How to ride a fun MTB trail as a tourist?

I'll be visiting SF soon (yay, visiting mefi friends!) and want to go biking on an MTB trail. I've found a few internet resources on biking around SF but I have a few particular constraints that make me require your help. [more inside]
posted by jouke on Jan 28, 2008 - 7 answers

What's sliming my carpet?

There are wee slime trails on our carpet every morning. What's making them and how can I get rid of them (preferably without nasty chemicals...) [more inside]
posted by xz on Jan 21, 2008 - 22 answers

Need to get the most out of my short vacation!

Where should I go backpacking between Bigfork, MT and Portland, OR? [more inside]
posted by crawfishpopsicle on Jul 11, 2007 - 10 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

Where/what is this unidentified, extremely mountainous "tourist" trail.

Where is this "tourists" mountain trail, and where can I see more pics and find out more about it?
posted by loquacious on Nov 2, 2006 - 7 answers

Bike me!

I want to buy a mountain bike. I have a nice, fast, light hybrid but it doesn't cut it on anything but the easy trails. I think I'll buy used but have no idea what to get. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Aug 13, 2006 - 11 answers

Piece of cake.

Have you ever known someone to hike the entire Appalachian Trail, all 2200 miles straight through? [more inside]
posted by Ugh on Aug 25, 2005 - 26 answers

Cheap/Good Trail Mix Recipes?

I'm developed a craving for trail mix lately. One thing I've found out because of this is that trail mix is expensive. Everytime I buy it I think there's got to be a cheaper place to buy or it's got to be cheaper to make it myself..... Does anyone have any suggestions where to get cheap trail mix, recipies for good trail mix, ideas for the cheapest way to make it?
posted by TuxHeDoh on May 25, 2005 - 14 answers

Hiking in the Dolomites

I was planning on hiking along the Alta Via 1 trail in the Dolomites within the next few weeks and I was wondering if anyone had experience in this region. Is it safe during springtime without proper hiking/snow equipment? Can the higher mountains with snow be avoided? Thanks for any tips or suggestions!
posted by RGD on Apr 20, 2004 - 1 answer

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