Hiking is just Walking with an Attitude
Read about my Ice Age Trail trek - I finished on Sept. 28, 2013.
Read about my Superior Hiking Trail trek - I finished on Sept. 28, 2012.
Check out my Arizona Trail Journal - I finished the hike on April 28, 2012.
The essence of hiking is to leave life behind, if only for a few hours, and explore the world around you using only the power of your body.
It is feeling your lungs labor, your muscles tighten and relax, and all your senses bringing new information into your brain.
Being a Hiking Dude is being on the move, covering ground, challenging your body, and renewing your soul.
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How would you like to camp in Moab, Utah for a week in September?
There will be a Leave No Trace Master Educator (LNT ME) course with 5 focus options - Frontcountry, Mountain Biking, Backpacking, Rafting, and Horseriding - from Sept. 15 to Sept. 20 at the BSA Entrada High Adventure Base. This is a Boy Scouts of America hosted training session, but is open to anyone interested in Leave No Trace training.
This is an opportunity for you to expand your LNT abilities and become authorized to train more LNT Trainers. There is need for more educators across the country, and your involvement will help other hikers minimize their impact on our trails.
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"How much farther?"
"Oh, a mile... mile and half."
If you've ever, ever, ever done any long backpacking trips, you understand that question and response!
At any point on the trail, saying the destination is 8 miles or 5 hours away can be just devastating to morale. A mile... mile and a half isn't so far and we probably don
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I love the sun! Just love it! One of the best things about moving from Oregon to Minnesota is that there is sunshine during the winter months here. Sure, it's too cold to be out enjoying it sometimes, but it's still bright and cheery.
Besides the attitude uplift that the sun provides, it also provides free power. I love FREE, too
The number one problem in America is the drop in miles walked per day. The sedentary lifestyle that so many of us now lead (especially people spending too much time making web sites!) is causing us to keel over right and left. Just going for a walk (let's call that a hike) for 30 minutes every day is about the best thing you can do for yourself, and for your family!
Hiking is a sport unto itself. But, it is also the means of locomotion that backpackers use to get around on multi-day adventures. I'm offering information about the art of hiking and all the preparation, skills, problems, and gear used by hiking dudes in moving about from place to place on foot. After learning all about hiking here, please visit the Outdoors Dudes web site for even more great advice about skills for trips and the outdoors.
If you've been surfing the web to find out something about hiking, then please check out my Beginner Hiker Plan to learn how to get ready to start hiking.
Feb 26, 2012 - Lynn
now, if you could just do something about the black bears in the smokey mountains ... haha.
Enjoy the day!
Mike & Aimee
Glad you updated us as to the hitching rides on roads.
Will be watching for your next trip.
Good hiking is healthy.
I would do the 2nd one, from Cascade River to Oberg Mountain. It includes Poplar River, Lake Agnes, and view of Lake Superior.
I have been interested in hiking since I took my college orientation trip (Baron Chairback A! WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO-YAAAAAAA!! ) and did enjoy it. The people around me, kept my spirits up while I was in uncharted apparel.
Now, I am finally taking actions to get back into hiking. I can't thank you enough for your words of wisdom and encouragement. Your website is thorough, and fun to read. I keep it handy, and is a bedrock of my belief that I am a hiker too.