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Going Hiking this Weekend: Let you know 'After the Fact' where I'm going! Where I can without hitting Ice and Snow...

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11/19/14 8:49 A

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We're treated to some awesome skies out west as well, the fall light has been great!

I'll be bundling up for my walk into work today...it's going to be cold, not single digit cold, but cold for me!

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11/18/14 4:52 A

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This Wednesday,we'll be hiking the Konza Prairie and then over to see if the eagles are over at school creek yet. Here in central Kansas we're in single digit lows and it's providing me with good early morning photo opportunities. Prairie sunrises and sunsets are the best.

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A designated dark sky area sounds like the perfect place for the meteor shower show! Have fun! emoticon

We hike up to Donner Summit, Larry did some boldering, I hiked over to Judah Peak, and then back to the car for a late lunch yesterday. It was a nice day to get out!

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11/9/14 7:52 P

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I ended up going up Rock Canyon near Provo, Utah today. I spent a lot of time up there last spring but there is still more areas that branch off for me to explore after I get up the canyon a bit. There was a new sign for Big Spring trail at 6 miles in. I had talked to someone looking for that connection - a thru hike from Rock Canyon over to Big Spring. Tuesday night is the Leonid meteor shower - Big Spring area was 'designated' a dark sky area by the Astronomy club at BYU. No light polution. I need to do some research on what time viewing will be possible if the sky is clear. I think I will go up after work, perhaps walk in a bit from the parking area, bring my stove, soup, make hot tea and bring really warm clothing. I am still in the wimp stage toward cold at the beginning of the winter.
Ooops the Leonid shower wont be until Nov 17-18..... another week

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emoticon Marty, glad you got some sun!

I've been walking to/from work the past couple of days, starts out cold, and ends up warmer!

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11/4/14 10:50 P

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Today out the door I went in the sun... I walked the normal trail around the pond - then I kept walking along the dyke that borders the Mamquam River. I stopped to take a picture or two of some ducks and then I seen two eagles - definitely a good hike taking me just over two hours



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Thats some determined hiking, Marty! emoticon

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Out the door I went with with my camera that was placed inside a zip locked bag inside the camera case inside a dry bag. Dalhouise and I had our rain coats,on and down the trail we went at the Squamish estuary. Met two joggers - no other hikers out so it was peaceful with only the sound of pouring rain ringing in my ears.
I stopped to watch some buffleheads Ducks and harbour seals swim in the Squamish River, as well as some mallard ducks and canadian geese. I didn't take the camera out of its sealed bags as it was just pouring down



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11/3/14 11:42 A

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There is no sun this Monday morning so far and there is no forecasted sun to come for a few days either.. But I am determined to go out and hike .. I do want to loose the two pounds this week.. If you read my blog you know about my suit issues... I have have two weeks before the wedding and really only one week to exercise. So in the rain I will go ... My only issue is I want to bring the camera - how do I keep it dry?.. Do I take the chance. Or do I leave it home?
You know if I leave it home there will be a picture I don't get to take that I just really what to have!



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11/2/14 6:23 P

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The sun came out today, so I headed to the trails out back, still cool, but nice to be out in the sun!

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This sounds like a good place to be right now... But I am on the west coast in the rain enjoying the different birds and spawning salmon



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I got to do a hike at Circle B Bar in Lakeland FL. If anyone is visiting Central Florida and looking for a great place to see birds, I can recommend this place. Even in summer without the snow birds, it's easy to see a lot of water fowl.

http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/recreation
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emoticon Walking to work again, love the fall weather! emoticon

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No hikes today - so much rain - but I did get out to walk Dalhouise around the park and home from the car service shop this morning



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10/27/14 8:53 A

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I hiked up Evan's Creek canyon yesterday, saw a few mountain bikers, and a couple of other hikers!

I'll be walking to work (and back) today, always a treat! emoticon

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Happily I saunder around the pond - twice today. First time was disrupted by several other people walking their dogs... So this afternoons I walked again. In the afternoon it was much quieter and I was able to spot a pair of Hooded Merganser and American dippers bobbing around in the brook / creek.



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You are witnessing some wonderful sightings, Marty! Glad you are getting out and enjoying nature in all it's wonder.

I saw some Red Tail Hawks the other day, pretty close up as well, we have a few that like to soar overhead, but usually they are so far up I can't get a good view, the other day this one was about 10 feet off the ground looking for "something" but then took off with nothing...

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Another good day hiking along the Squamish River, I stopped to look and watch a Red Tailed Hawk perch on a tree for awhile. Ducks and geese were on the opposite side of the road in a slough area for high and low tides. As I was watching the hawk a Great Blue Heron flew by. Did I mention the views are so amazing. Mountains - River - coastal flat marshes...
And to have sun shine today.... This was a bonus but it was cool and windy



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Hiking along the estuary today sighting a couple of Eagles and a harbour seal and a Douglas squirrel - this is good for my for hike for my time of unemployment



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10/12/14 1:23 P
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RE: MKMMARTY

Per your Question: "How do you get over the fear of meeting a bear or a cougar?" You say that you find yourself not hiking because you might meet these. Fear is debilitating..

I think that this would be an excellent subject thread for this group I think that I'll start one.

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Out my Front Door!

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I'm probably more worried about cougars than bears, I've seen bears a few times while out, and for the most part they aren't interested in humans. I've never seen a cougar out, I think it's pretty rare, but do take pause when I see the signs up warning that I'm hiking in their territory. I just try to keep my eyes and ears open, and look around (especially up!) every so often. I think if we let our fear dominate we will not enjoy life as much.

If the area is especially dangerous stay in groups, carry bear spray and make a lot of noise. Also try not to look like prey!

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How do you get over the fear of meeting a bear or a cougar? I find my self not hiking because I might meet these



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Hiked to the top of Seneca Rocks in West Virginia (we were in DC for a wedding on Saturday, and are spending the week here). Hope to get some climbing in soon, once the weather clears a bit!

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I didn't get to post before I went but today was fun. Combined a hike with lots of beautiful Aspen trees with a couple of yoga classes and hot tub and sauna. I hiked up to Hidden Peak, the gondola terminus at Snowbird. Then hiked down the ridge trail. Exciting! Combined it with a spa special at one of the lodges. It was superb.

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The rain seems to have washed the air of smoke, will be walking in to work today!

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We did the Holbert Trail at South Mountain today; it was my intent to do 45-60 minutes but my regular trail was washed out. The Holbert said it was a 2.5 mile loop and the DH and I were feeling good, so we took off up the trail. Little did we know that it's a steep, rocky long trail (not at all sure where the 2.5 miles came in!) so we ended up doing over 4 miles (I finally wussed out near the top; I just knew it was too much) and burning somewhere around 1500 calories. Yikes! I was REALLY glad to have my new trekking poles and faux-Camelbak water pack!


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It's been smokey here, too much in the air to make hiking pleasurable (or safe!) so I'll see how it is tomorrow....

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Mt. San Antonio (Mt. Baldy) on Saturday. This is the first of 3 scheduled +10,000 footers.
It'll be tough, but I'm super excited. Better be, it'll be a 4:30 am wake-up. (Maybe I can push 5:00 am for this one... :))
I'll post a hiking blog on Sunday.
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9/16/14 9:03 A

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Will be hitting the trails in to work today and tomorrow, hoping the smoke has cleared up!

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I was supposed to go this morning in northern Phx, but life got in the way and next weekend I'll be on-call so no going out then either. :-(

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Both options sound nice, any chance you'll get both?

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We're really tempted to try a late night/ super-early AM hike to for a chance at seeing northern lights or at least a great sunrise. So seldom do we get clear weather here when these things flare and when our schedules permit. I just can't make up my mind between a trail with a better sunrise view (pretty much guaranteed) or a trail with a better exposure - probably going with the exposure Hopefully I'll have some good pics in the morning.

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It happens, Marty, just pick back up now, and enjoy the cooler fall weather!

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Fall is soon going to bring some relief - but in the meantime I wonder what happen to all the hiking plans I had for this summer. It has been a busy and hot summer and flew by. I did very little walking and NO hiking - I feel so disappointed



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It does make it more difficult to endure the heat! I did get out yesterday, just 3 miles, but it was hot here too!

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Alright, postpone that, it's boiling hot outside. We were going to go 'out back' around 5 tonight but no cooling is expected. Yikes!

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Haven't hit the trails since Wednesday....maybe I can get out there today, it does look like a nice day!

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My next hike will be 'out back' too, but I'll have to wait until Saturday. Planning on a nice 2-hr loop, around 6 miles.

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I hiked "out back" yesterday, a nice longish one (just under 7 miles) in the canyons behind the house.

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I'm going to ease back into it on Sunday with a 2 mile, 3-hour hilly hike in far north Phoenix. It will be my first hike with a group I found on MeetUp thanks to suggestions by other members of this forum!

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We're spending the weekend in the Hunter Mountain, NY area in the Catskills. I can't say now what trails we're actually going to hike, but I know they're going to happen!

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Going to the MN State Fair walking all day!
I enjoy learning new things at all the exhibits and don't have time for food on a stick.
I will carry carrot and celery sticks. Water is filtered, cold and free. emoticon emoticon

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That sounds nice! I have a couple trails close to home too. Old Rag Mountain will be my next

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Next hike will be local. I'll be doing an 11-mile hike in the local hills tomorrow. Quite a bit of up and down and a great workout hike. And only 15 drive minutes away from home :)

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Sounds great! Enjoy your trip!

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No, Kay, Desolation does not require bear canisters. We plan to take 3 nights - the first night to be at Richardson, the 2nd Velma to be on the safe side and cuz we need to put it on the first night for the Desolation permit, then maybe Suzie or aloha. I'm looking forward to going over Dicks Pass. Went over Phipps for the first time a month ago on the tahoe to yosemite trail, and loved it.

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Larraby, just do what you can, find an easy one to start and build your confidence, good luck!

Chris, I did that section a few years back to finish the TRT, I think we took 3 nights? It may have been 3 days, 2 nights. Nice area, hope you have a great time! Does Desolation require canisters for overnight now? I like to avoid them if I can, they are so bulky!

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Excited about a Barker to Echo backpack next week (going w someone finishing the TRT - so far she's done day hikes to do the rest) - bringing my new Ursack(rather than the cumbersome bear canister I usually carry) so will be going pretty light, the way I like it!

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Gotta do it! I have not hiked since having an "incident" and being put on blood pressure medication in November. My doctor said I'm clear, but I'm just scared.

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Will be headed out on the trail to work here soon! (It's about half trail, half street walking for me to get to work...so it's very enjoyable!)

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Haven't been around much, sorry! It is great to hear about everyone's hikes, though. We haven't been out for about 3 weeks due to some kind of nasty bug that I caught, but do hope to get back out in the next week or two at most (lots of family stuff coming up... like every late summer/ early fall for us) so probably hitting either the Emma Carlin trails here in WI, or traveling north - depends on our mood of the day :D We do still need to finish the longest of the Emma Carlin trails - we began and got about half way through and an unexpected thunderstorm showed up. Luckily, we had just arrived at a connector trail that put us on another trail that took us within a mile of the parking lot, so that worked out pretty well.

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Sorry about the fires, Loveaquablue, that sounds scary and awful! We had a lot of smoke last year from the Rim fire, and it was hard to breathe for about a month....hope you are taking care.

Is that hike out of the smoke? I'm guessing it is...hope it's wonderful!

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Hi all, haven't posted here in awhile but I hike a lot (well did) around here.

We semi-retired in Leavenworth, Wa in the mountains and if you google the area we have been surrounded by fires for the last 3 weeks, after cleaning ash out of pool that took two weeks, the smoke in air has kept me doing my Nia Dance class inside instead of hiking and I miss it!!! Did a short walk by river this morning, but I don't call that hiking...

So next hike...hopefully soon but if not before end of month taking Lady of the Lake to Stehekin at the end of Lake Chelan and hiking there.




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All well worth it, Trail Trodder! Hope you have an equally thrilling and rewarding experience on your trip!

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Scrapes, bumps and bruises ............ It was worth it wasn't it? Sounds like you had a blast young lady! .... My countdown has begun. Only 10 days to go!

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Had a nice week of camping and hiking, we made it to Longley lake, Chocolate Peak and the Mammoth Crest, as well as a technical climb of Crystal Crag and the ridgline....lots of fun, lots of sun and a few scrapes, bumps and bruises...

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Even though the backpacking trip is two weeks away, countdown has begun and equipment check is taking place. The Rawah Wilderness beckons and I shall answer.

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Decided Oldman Lake trail for this weekend. Not an extremely strenuous one as it is only about 15 miles round trip and a 1900 foot elevation gain, but we will be able to drop a line in and do some fishing which is always nice. Hope everyone has a great weekend

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Trying to figure out what trail we want to tackle this weekend. What does everyone else have planned?


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We'll be headed out soon to the Easter Sierra again, my boyfriend and his friend are going to give Mt Humphries another try, I'll probably hike up part way, not sure I can keep up, and also not sure I'm up for the more technical part.

Should be good weather though...

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We are planning a hike up the beautiful Ptarmigan Tunnel Trail in Glacier Nat'l park. It just opened this week and we are hoping that the snow has cleared enough to make passage safe. Don't mind having to cross snow, as long as it isn't too risky. Last week we got within 1/4 mile of our destination, after crossing 4 separate glaciers, only to be stopped that close by 2 extremely dangerous snow traps that we weren't prepared to tackle. :( Do you all share pictures? I would love to see where everyone else hikes.
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Our hiking group is meeting this weekend to lock down a trail to hike for our annual, backpacking trip. We know we'll be hiking in the Rawah Wilderness Area. ......... Counting the days is making it seem longer!

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My plan at the moment is to walk to work this week, I'm supposed to be off Thurs and Fri to help the guys shuttle down south, but the weather has put a dent in their plans, so we'll see what's up tonight! Yesterday I walked home in a thunderstorm, that was exciting!

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Joffre Lakes
I feel so much better I was able to hike and find two geocaches on Saturday.
Joffre lakes -- a 11 km trail with a 400 m gain to reach the high 1600m high point.
began at 12:30 arrived at the far end of the third lake at 4 where I found my second cache turned around and arrived at the car at 6 pm.



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We did down to Phantom Ranch and up from the South Rim GC last April, it was great! I did lose my "life is good" hat though, blew right off in the wind. A rim to rim sounds fun.

TrailTrodder, enjoy your trip and the new tent! My boyfriend had a great time repairing our tents from our last trip (the base camp tent I like to call the circus tent, since it's so BIG, and our backpack tent), I'm guessing he may have liked a new tent as well instead of spending all that time in repair mode!



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Hubs and I are contemplating a rim-to-rim-to-rim hike at the Grand Canyon in September. We would camp at Cottonwood Junction for a couple of nights. He has already done the south to north rim trip and is familiar with the territory. Magnificent scenery there!

TRAILTRODDER: Have fun with 'ole geezers' in Colorado, sounds like a great time!

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Welcome to all the new members. Great team with some fantastic hiking information and stories that will motivate you for sure. ......... Exactly one month from now I'll be backpacking in the Rawah Wilderness Area in North Central Colorado. There's a group of guys I hike with and we're known has the "ole geezer hiking club". Every year we plan a week long backpacking trip where we hike in on a monday and hike out on friday or saturday. We meet and choose a wilderness area in Colorado and since we live in Kansas, we never pick one over a days drive. Last time out, we had two hailstorms come through and busted up my tent pretty bad. In trying to replace one of the poles, I found out that although they still make the same tent, they've changed the style of the poles and they won't work with my tent. ........ Now I had a great excuse to buy new equipment. Just bought me a Koppen Brut tent yesterday and I believe it's going to work out fine. Set it up this evening and it was simple and fast. Gained 2 lbs. in pack weight, but the gained space will be worth it. ..... Now, the countdown begins.

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Hey everyone I am still here just so confined to the kitchen and feeding 150 + mouths everyday three times a day and so I can not get out to walk or hike. But this weekend I am off.... And today I went for a small hike to the beach with Dalhousie on my afternoon break - it felt real good to get out and hike even if it was only for an hour



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It's hard to beat southern Utah, I like Snow Canyon (for camping) and Zion (for hiking), also, Grand Canyon is pretty spectacular as well. If you are looking for more deserty desert, Death Valley has a lot of nice hiking.

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Hello Everybody! I'm new to the thread but reading about all your wonderful has me motivated to get out even more around my neck of the woods. Last weekend I hiked to one of my favorite places, Suntop Lookout near Mt. Rainier. This week I am hoping to make room in my schedule to get to the mountain itself. I love the hikes around Sunrise on Mt. Rainier, the scenery is unbeatable! I would love to get in a desert hike this fall, any suggestions?


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Thanks Kayotic! This was my first overnight and it was great! I had a smaller load (16 pounds including water) and my fiancee carried the bulk (38 pounds including water). We went up a different trail than we originally planned, but hiked almost 10 miles in 7 hours the first day and finished up with a short 2 mile jaunt to the car the next morning. It went swimmingly and I can't wait for our next excursion!

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Welcome to the team MBL, I take it this won't be your first overnight? Have a nice trip, whichever option you take!

I'll be hitting the trails to work this morning, it's cooled down (thankfully, it cools way down at night around here!) so should be a pleasant walk in! I have a personal training scheduled at the gym tonight, so it will be a long day!

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Hi, I'm new to the group, and my fiancee and I are hoping to do an overnight hike along the AT this weekend. We're hoping to start in Cheshire, Massachusetts, climb Mt. Greylock (the highest peak in the state), and then emerge in North Adams the next day. He wants me to have a bigger bag first, but I think we can manage one night with the bags we have. If we don't hike, then I want to tackle our local rail trail (the Ashuwillticook trail), which will be 22 miles round trip. Whatever we do, I just want to be outside!

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Yep, you're right KAYOTIC. Although the Konza is an hour away, it seems like I'm out there at least once a week. I love the prairie hikes. I love leading tours as a docent and watching others enjoy the tallgrass prairie experience. ............. Tomorrow we'll be hiking near the historical town of Council Grove which is 90 miles away. We'll get an early start and maybe hit the Konza on the way back.

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Trailtrodder, it's nice to have those tried and true hikes handy, isn't it? I was out in Rancho San Rafeal park again yesterday, it's behind the house, but endless miles of trails...

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Once again..it'll be the Konza. Got family visiting and will be taking them out Saturday for a prairie hike and a lesson on Tallgrass prairie ecosystem.

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JMT, that's great Tara! I've hiked little bits and pieces here and there, enjoy!

BA5454, enjoy your woods!

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I will hopefully be out on a local 5-6 mile trail through the woods this weekend.

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I'm hiking at least 100 miles of the John Muir Trail at the end of July! I've been planning the trip for months but I'm finally motivated to lose some weight before the trip!

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I'm back to the usual, hiking to work tomorrow on the trails out back, also hit those up this past weekend!

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I hear there are new biking and hiking trials up in the sea to sky gondola - hopefully I can explore these soon ( Squamish BC)



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Hiked the Konza Prairie again today. Got some good wildflower photos.

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Have fun on all those upcoming hikes! I wish I could help you out on the Colorado or Oregon coast hiking, but have no info on those! I've driven the Oregon coast, but we just looked at the lighthouses and shoreline, didn't get in any hiking.

Just got back from a week and a half in the Eastern Sierra, we did some hiking/climbing/backpacking, and a longish mountain bike ride! Great trails in that area...

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North and South Kinsman just north of Lincoln, NH
I will be hiking them this STurday!!!



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SUSUSUZZZIE~ We are going to be in the Oceanside area...I believe that's a little more northern coast?? Plan on taking day trips to fit in all the amazing sights!!...any advice?

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MOM4HOCKEY, The OR Coast has some great hike options. Do you know what part of the coast you'll be visiting or are you trying to decide?

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I'll be vacationing on the Oregon Coast this summer. I've been before, but never hiking at the parks in the area. I've heard there are some beautiful State & National Parks, with great hiking trails. Anyone have any info. for me? Thanks !! emoticon emoticon

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This year we'll be hiking in the Rawah Wilderness Area in North Central Colorado. Anyone ever hiked this particular area? Three years ago we hiked the Comanche Peak Wilderness Area near there.

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6/3/14 10:12 P

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That is a trip worth looking forward to!

We'll be headed to the Eastern Sierra any day now....

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Currently, we hike close(ish) to home. We are working on a lot of the different parts of the Ice Age trail and portions of Kettle Moraine State forest in WI. Our hikes are generally between 2-6 miles for right now. We are looking forward to longer ones soon.

What I am REALLY excited about is next May. NORWAY!!!! We were supposed to go this August, but it didn't work out, so I planned out an extended trip for May, instead, and plan to spend as much time hiking there as possible. We will just be in the Oslo area this time, but we want to get back and hit quite a few rather known and maybe even a few lesser known hikes throughout the country.

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Sounds beautiful..




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Went up a new trail Sunday... Days Canyon out of right fork of Hubble Canyon. It was great. A stream next to (or on top of) the trail, a breeze and enough hard work to really sweat and get tired. And absolutely beautiful meadows at the top with trees scattered. Will be back soon (before it all dries out :) Today after a short work day heading back up Rock Canyon for a couple of hours.

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Hoping to do the Lower Wolfjaw/upper Wolfjaw/ Armstrong Mt loop in the Adirondacks this mid-week.
Hoping the black flies aren't biting.

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Can't wait to see the pictures. I worked in Yosemite after high school...holy cow that was 38 years ago...I cant be that old.

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Hiking a trail at Tenoroc Wildlife Management Area in the Lakeland Florida. It's a trail that was built and is maintained by the local Florida Trail Association. I actually put some hours in on part of the building and since retiring have put in more maintenance hours.

It's not a challenging trail by northern standards. Only going about seven miles. By Florida standards, it's easy to moderate. What will put it in the moderate to strenuous category will be the weather. We're starting at 8:30 -- hopefully will be done before temp hits the 90's mark.

Doing it with other members of our Florida Trail group as well as people from our Meetup.com group.


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