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I completed a yoyo hike of the Kekekabic Trail in Northern Minnesota with my wife this week. We took 5 days 2 hours and 20 minutes to hike from the western terminus by Ely, MN to the eastern terminus on the Gunflint Trail road and back to the start.
It was a great adventure in the solitude of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, walking rather than the usual paddling.
Read all about the trail on my Kekekabic Trail page, or just read my hike report with pictures.
As a bonus, Kelly got recognized for the first recorded Fastest Known Time for a supported Female on the trail - see her FKT page!
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This will be our home for a week, starting tomorrow as we head out on a yo-yo hike of the Kekekabic Trail.
The Kek is about 40 miles long and we hope to hike from one end to the other and back to the start - that's 80 miles total. We're probably a bit late for top fall colors, but we should see some.
The Kek volunteer group has lent me a saw to carry and take care of any brush I have time to tackle. I don't expect much since trail crews were just out last month, but we'll see.
You can follow our progress on this Kek Trek page. (there's nothing there until we start)
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After we completed our Shore-2-Summit Loop, we took a day to give the Superior Hiking Trail a little TLC.
Last year, we participated in the Blue Blaze Blitz to repaint all the blue blazes along the entire 310 mile trail. This summer, the SHT Association asked me if I'd be able to touch up a section that was in need, so I said, 'Ya, sure, you betcha!'
I picked up a bag full of supplies from the front porch of my SHTA contact in Duluth which included a scraper, paint, brush, stencil, clean-up rags, and a map of the area to blaze. This time, we were assigned a 3.5 mile section just north of Duluth city limits. We would hike 7 miles since we w
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.
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.
Thanks in advance.
1717 S. Iris Lane #4B
Escondido, CA 92026
a high elevation hike...fourteener.
My physical training/condtioning will be good (live
at sea level), but worried about lack of O2.
Can you recommend a supplemental oxygen company or ???
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