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2/4/11 12:31 A

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I'd like to go hiking this Saturday but the forecast is for rain (100%). emoticon The temperature will be around 40 F and there is still lots of snow on the trail.

What type of gear do you use for rain cover and traction?


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1/29/11 12:01 A

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Only hike in the rain if it isn't a storm or blowing winds. But, will if get caught in it, but usually would not go out if it is raining in the first place.

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1/28/11 9:20 A

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I go in any weather, except freezing rain that makes thing too slippery..

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1/25/11 11:46 P

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I hike in the rain as long as it is not freezing rain. My cut off is below 35 degrees. Most of my hikes are in the forest; I take precautions when it is raining hard and windy. Falling tree branches are very dangerous. Loggers call them widow makers.

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1/25/11 9:10 P

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We have but only because we were on vacation and had it planned. Normally we don't though, we're fair weathered hikers. emoticon emoticon

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1/18/11 7:52 A

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its also lovely walking in the rain!I enjoy my hike in the rain also

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1/14/11 11:40 A

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How funny, I just saw this topic. YES! I do hike in the rain. I don't mind getting a little wet. Sometimes you see things in the rain you wouldn't on a dry day. Just yesterday I was on a crew doing trail Maintenance in the Drift Creek Wilderness in Oregon. Temperate rain forest and yes it rained all day. Got some work done and had a nice hike. I have pics on my page but don't know how to post them here.

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1/6/11 12:40 P

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Yes, rain does not bother me.

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12/19/10 12:14 P

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I'd rather hike than drive - so if I can drive to the trailhead without getting white knuckles, and the trail's not totally mud, I'm up for a hike. Otherwise I'll stay home, and walk around my neighborhood in my rain gear. Used to be that my dog didn't mind the rain, and my rainpants came in handy, but now he's turned rain-adverse on me!

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12/17/10 2:56 P

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I love walking in the rain. Hiking, I've never deliberately gone on a rainy day, but like others, I have been caught in a deluge or two (and loved it). However, being caught in an abrupt thunder/lightning storm near a lake...that's a very interesting experience. In that case just make sure there's a shelter of some sort around.

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12/15/10 11:19 P

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Yes, I don't mind the rain!

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12/15/10 9:23 P

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I have been caught in the rain, sometimes it cannot be avoided. I really don't mind the rain especially in the summer. It does weigh down the backpack though when things get wet!

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12/15/10 8:26 P

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Yes! I live near Seattle, I can't let rain stop me from having fun. I do choose an easier hike and like to be in the forest so the trees can keep some of the rain off of me.

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12/15/10 6:48 P

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I don't wake up on a rainy morning and plan a hike for that day but I have been camping or back packing and it has rained and I've had a hike planned or was already out on one and have been rained on. You just need to be a little prepared for it and make sure that you don't go to the extreme. Keep yourself safe. Don't climb to the top of a domb in the rain or along a cliff but sometimes you have to hike out in the rain.

Some of my best hikes have been in the rain but it can also make for a very dangerous situation!

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Not where it will be muddy, and only if it is a nice soft rain.

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12/15/10 5:20 P

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12/15/10 5:11 P

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Do you hike in the rain?
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