Hiking is just Walking with an Attitude
Follow my 2017 Pacific Northwest Trail thru-hike attempt - On the trail in July and August.
Review my 2016 Florida trek - Started on Jan. 3 in Key West and hiked 450 miles north to Ocala, finishing on Jan. 27.
See my 2015 Appalachian Trail trek - I hiked 315 miles from Aug. 20 to Sept. 7, 2015.
Follow my Ice Age Trail thru-hike - I finished on Sept. 28, 2013.
Read about my Superior Hiking Trail thru-hike - I finished on Sept. 28, 2012.
Check out my Arizona Trail thru-hike - 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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I finished hiking for today. You can check out my current location on the map and I'll post about my day when I am in coverage.
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The Dune du Pilat is the tallest sand dune in Europe and I climbed to the top and hiked along its ridgeline today. Well, along with a couple hundred other people, but it was still very cool. The Dune is over 100 meters high and contains roughly 60,000,000 cubic meters of sand - and it is moving eastward a couple meters every year. The continual wind is slowly blowing it into the forest which is dieing under the sand. The wind off the ocean makes for refreshing coolness on a hot day and great lift for parasail pilots. The hike was very strenuous in the soft sand but a ton of fun. Check out my current location on the map. Tomorrow, we are back into the mountains foran overnight trek so I may not have coverage to post.
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We discovered that the world championship for Beach Ultimate is being held this week in Royan so we drove up here (Check out my current location on the map.) to check it out. USA will probably win all divisions, but it is fun to see the many different country teams playing. Hiking for today consisted of walking up and down the very beautiful beachfront 4 times for a total of about 6 miles. Much easier hiking than the steep Pyrenees mountain trails. The scenery included some wonderful old houses like this one which we decided must have some interesting ghosts living in the attic at least.
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.
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Feb 26, 2012 - Lynn
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I don't know what "lower budget" means to you, but the canopy tents and internal bug nets made by John at Bear Paw Wilderness Designs are really good and cost from $100 up, depending on what you want. See my Florida Hike page to see the shelters we used.
I just want to say thank you.
I was reading your blog before for preparing my first hike in NZ at end of this year's January.
My girlfriend and I went to the Blue Lake and it was amazing. We also got back alive.
Thanks for your sharing!
Down on the bottom?
My questions is?
Is it a good idea to reuse cooking package?
For his daily cooking?
Im thinking about bacteria.
Is it a good or bad idea?
5 day hiking using one packet over and over to cook
All his meals? I just dont want my boyfriend get stomach issues.
Doesn't sound like a good idea to me.
Thats what i have been telling him.
One week ago on a strenuous hike with my boyfriend half ways down my hiking pole got stuck in a hole and there I fell and twisted my ankle Dr said no hiking off my feet 4weeks.
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