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Q&A 6 day trek in Nepal Himalaya

What are some easy/moderate hikes in the Nepal Himalayas that do not span more than 6 days of walking? I looked at Jomsom trek but it is 8 days. I am looking for a trek that offers nice scenic beau...

3 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Victor123‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Q&A Accessibility of hiking trails in Nepal during December

I'm planning on Annapurna base camp or Manaslu circuit trek in December (mostly the end of December). I know December is the winter season in Nepal and is expected to be quite cold at that time. Ha...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Ricketyship‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Q&A Climbing Kilimanjaro for a newbie

It looks like I'm going to be living in Nairobi for a few years. Along with all of the other amazing opportunities for adventure around here, there's this giant mountain just over the border. Since...

4 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Gnagn‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by luap42‭

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Q&A Hiking with a mule or two?

For an older guy (say 65+) who likes to hike alone - are a mule or two a help or a hindrance? Maybe a mule for the pack, and a second mule to ride when I get really old? Historically people prefer...

6 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Censored to protect the guilty‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by James Jenkins‭

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Q&A When hiking up a steep hill without a trail, how do you determine the angle to switch back and forth?

On trails that go up steep hills, there are usually switchbacks where the trail goes first one way and then other, resulting in an overall less steep path. In the complete absence of a trail, how ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A When building a trail how is the length of the leg of a switchback decided?

I have done lots of hiking on trails with switchbacks and one thing I have noticed is that the length of the legs (how long you walk in one direction before switching back to the other) can vary w...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Q&A Drinking water in the backcountry wilderness in Northern Great Plains (Grasslands National Park). How to deal with the salinity?

If the topographic map is to be believed, there are plenty of streams in Grasslands National Park, but apparently they are saline. Last and Ginn report that there is no other area in the world th...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by gerrit‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Guidebook for Hiking activities around Geneva

Any recommendations for good hiking books describing trails, camp sites (back- and front-country), etc. along with their topology, difficulty levels for Switzerland, especially around Geneva? Somet...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by nGlacTOwnS‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Climbing Mount Teide from sea-level

Is it possible to climb Mount Teide from sea-level in 2 days for a reasonably fit person? Essentially, I was thinking of walking up to the Altavista mountain refuge on the first day (can that be do...

9 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by cluons‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I find a less crowded trail in the southeast United States on the 4th of July?

In addition to "longest walk possible" are there any good guidelines for finding trails/areas in the southeast that are typically less crowded on holidays such as the 4th of July? State parks here...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Russell Steen‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Trail marking material that will last a few years

I'm currently trying to remark a trail that seems to be forgotten or had very little use in the past few years. The markers that remain (different types of ribbon) are fraying or crumbling dependin...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by WaterMolecule‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can putting nails in trees cause longterm health problems for the tree?

I asked a question about marking trails and one of the answers suggested nailing markers to the trees. Does this damage the trees? I'm mostly concerned about long-term infection or rot that will ev...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by WaterMolecule‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Do animal trails have switchbacks?

When hiking in a rarely frequented area, trails may be very faint to the level of being essentially invisible. In such situations, it has happened more than once that I accidentally followed an an...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by gerrit‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to empty bowels before a hike?

They say prevention is better than cure, so for beginner hikes, especially dayhikes, how can one try to ensure that their bowels are empty and they won't suddenly need to poo? Are there proven ways...

6 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by user19652‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to Shoo away a stubborn Stray Dog/Dogs who decides to tag along with you on a hike?

This happened on one of my hikes. It was a hike with two villages en route. Somehow a dog from the first village decided to stick with us. We were OK with it. Then he was followed by a small Puppy...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Captain‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you overcome a preventative fear of dangerous wildlife

I live in Colorado and love hiking alone, it's quiet and peaceful. I want to be more 'free' to hike in early morning or late evening when it's dark or backpack in remote places, but at this point ...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by binarylegit‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are square or rectangular tarp shapes more versatile?

I'd like to try tarp camping. 3m x 3m (9ft x 9ft) and 3m x 4m (9ft x 12ft) tarps of differing material are plentiful and many are even affordable. Which tarp shape is more versatile in the number...

5 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by B540Glenn‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How does Frogg Toggs Polypropylene measure up?

I saw a new product for rain protection the other day. Frogg Toggs makes a line of rain gear out of a polypropylene material that I have not previously seen used for rain gear. Does anyone know h...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by Russell Steen‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I make people not be afraid of me and my dogs?

I like to hike, and I have two large dogs (German Shepherd, Presa Canario). After a long hike I look reasonably homeless (long hair, unshaven, muddy). Combined with two large, potentially dangero...

12 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Censored to protect the guilty‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the fastest method to 'break in' full leather boots?

After purchasing full leather boots (similar to these boots) I had many blisters for the first few hikes until I broke in my boots. What are the fastest ways to age the boot so that when my foot w...

7 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Patrick‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to teach situational awareness for the outdoors?

By situational awareness I mean (but certainly don't limit it to): Looking behind to familiarize yourself with the return journey. Looking ahead to see what the best route will be. Knowing the a...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Where are some good places for a day-hike within an hour or two of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA?

Some friends and I were thinking of doing a one day hike somewhere in Minnesota. I have looked online for places but nothing I have found really gives me a sense of the place. My requirements are...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by JIMMYPlay‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I get a stuck gas canister (for hiking/camping) out of a stainless steel mug?

I nested my 110g gas canister inside my stainless steel mug for a hike. I used it about halfway through for lunch, and when I was done put it back in the way I had packed it (upside down). Now it i...

6 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Michael‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Long distance hikes with small children

In recent years, my wife and I completed a few long distances hikes together, for instance: Kungsleden from Nikkaluokta to Abisko, 105 km (Sweden) Landmannalaugar to Skogar via Laugavegur and Fim...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Snijderfrey‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Other than good shoes and a stick, what are some ways to preserve your knees on long hikes?

My knees aren’t in the best shape, one in particular. I had a rather devastating 13 hour up-and-down hike on day two of a three day hike, and the last day my knees were hurting every step. What are...

16 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Sebastiaan van den Broek‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Hiking during winter in Alps

I've been hiking the the Alps for 20years and normally I go skiing every winter. But I see more and more pictures of people hiking in the snow. Is it possible to go hiking in February in the alps?...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Nick‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A When hiking, why is the right of way given to people going up?

When you're in a path and you encounter another group going the other way, it is said that whoever is going down should stand aside to let those going up pass through. Why?

11 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by user19652‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the most efficient food to take a for a 12-15 day hiking trip?

Last summer I spent 15 days hiking with my boyfriend, in Sarek National Park, where there are no places to restock with more food. The food issue was a major part of the pre-planning, as weight wa...

17 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by victoriah‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Clothing for cold weather hiking

I will go for two day hiking on a mountain (intermediate level). The weather will be chilling (3 °C to 5 °C, no snowing,but it may rain). I would like to know what kind of clothing would be better?...

6 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Science123‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How stiff of a sole should I look for in hiking boots?

There is a spectrum of sole stiffness in boots, from full shank on mountaineering boots to the easily bendable ones on really cheap boots. The way to test is to push in on the shoe lengthwise and s...

8 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Given limited space and weight what should I carry to get a fire going with damp wood?

Assuming firewood can be found, but it's likely to be damp, how can I best be prepared for getting a fire going? This is for a light hiking situation, so I'm not going to carry a sack full of kindl...

12 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Chris H‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can orange safety vest be used when hiking during hunting season?

I'm going to be doing some winter hiking in parks where there are going to be a lot of hunters. Probably only during bow hunting season for deer in NJ. I'll be getting some blaze hats but for the v...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by OrganicLawnDIY‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Handling feminine hygiene on multiple-month treks?

How can I handle multiple months of menstrual cycles on a long trek like the Appalachian Trail? I am asking about how to handle the mess. Here are my personal considerations: Using hormonal bir...

4 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Clare Steen‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Hiking with goats?

I asked around (including on this site: Hiking with a mule or two?) about hiking with a mule or a horse. Some people on other sites actually suggested hiking with pack goats. (for weights on the o...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Censored to protect the guilty‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Looking for a 20 to 40mi out and back or loop trail in Maryland

My daughter and I were going to hike the AT through Maryland. She goes to school there and really wanted to do a muli-day hike. We recently gave up on the idea b/c the logistics of the end to end...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by mreff555‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are some good games to play with children on hikes?

Sometimes children find long hikes boring and tiring, but if you can turn it around to play some games along the way they can find things a lot more interesting. What are some good games to play i...

5 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by berry120‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What does "out and back" mean in terms of understanding the length of a trail?

If I am going on a 10 mile hike and the book says the hike is 10 miles out and back, how many miles will it be total?

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Annella Prosser‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Backpacking in southern NY or PA

All- I'm looking for a good 25-30 mile backpacking trail in southern NY or PA. I've looked into Allegany State Park and National Forest, but couldn't find a loop that would keep us out of campgrou...

3 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by coder‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Overnight hiking in Italian Alps in late autumn?

I am planning to spend about a week in Italian/Swiss border Alps in late October. The base plan is to hire a 4WD and drive along the border slowly, stopping a lot for less-than-a-day hikes (staying...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Greendrake‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to carry a traditional bow while hiking?

We're planning a 4 day hike in a few months. I would like to take my bow with me to do a little roving. How can I attach my bow to my backpack (back)? We are talking about an unstrung one-piece...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to carry a traditional bow while hiking?

We're planning a 4 day hike in a few months. I would like to take my bow with me to do a little roving. How can I attach my bow to my backpack (back)? We are talking about an unstrung one-piece...

0 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Boots or trail runners with reference to blisters?

I know that I can significantly improve my hiking efficiency by reducing the weight of my footwear. However, I have historically had trouble with blisters while hiking. I also often do long distanc...

6 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Richenda‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to take care of an acrophobic person while hiking?

There is some trouble. One of my close friends has acrophobia (fear of heights). But he wants to go for a trek for what it offers than just the mesmerizing view from the top. How can I take care of...

5 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are some good foods for recovering from calorie debt?

Calorie debt is when you are using more calories than you are eating and making up the difference from stored reserves of body fat. Sometimes people will do this to save on the amount of weight ca...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Restoring water repellency in leather hiking boots

I have a pair of leather boots that are a couple of years old. They were fairly expensive and I'm not a big fan of discarding and replacing things so I'm hoping they can still be of use to me. The ...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by tomfumb‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the estimated cost for through hiking the Pacific Crest Trail?

We have a question about the cost of through-hiking the AT and another about the cost of through hiking the CDT but not one about the PCT which is the other big trail in the United States. What is...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the pros and cons of using a red colored light source for hiking at night?

I have heard the argument that red light is better because it helps preserve your night vision, however it is less bright than white light. Are there other pros and cons that I am missing or circu...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What should I do if I break a shoelace in the wilderness?

If I'm hiking in the wilderness and my shoelace breaks, what's the best way to go about fixing it assuming I have no spare?

6 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by berry120‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Hiking in the Pyrenees late July/early August, what track should I do?

I'm looking for a 5-7 days hike. Or something around that, more or less, I'm flexible. The idea would be to stay away from hordes of tourists. We don't mind people, but we don't like queuing up on...

4 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Paul Irofti‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Effective way to carry a sleeping mattress with rucksack?

I am going for four day hike in Western Ghats. The terrain is rocky humid and It is one of the eight "hottest hotspots" of biological diversity in the world. I am trying to pack my rucksac...

6 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by eirenaios‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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