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I Like Hiking

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    I Loved Hiking/bushwalking - I loved bushwalking so much!! I would do it now if I could. I could maybe do short trips now. The problem is a 22 year old injury on my right foot that...
    EEZY EEZY 41-45, M Jul 10, 2012

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    White Mountain - In december 2006, I went with my family to White Mountain lodge down in Natal. The 3rd day we were there, my and my older brother hiked 3km out, absailed down 45m...
    DGSteele DGSteele 22-25, M May 5, 2012

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    A Natural High - My walking friends are also my hiking buddies.  We don't get out as often as we'd like.  The first big hike we did together was Prairie Mountain...
    Francescanolonger Francescanolonger 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2007

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    Hiking A Fulfiled Dream And Wish - Years ago,before I got married,I always had a dream to do a hike with the child of my dreams,more exact,the son of my dreams...these were the...
    kaalpoter kaalpoter 51-55, M 2 Responses May 8, 2012

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    An Insanely Tough Hike - Up for a challenge? Ready for the big leagues? let me humbly suggest the GR20. Not just the toughest hike in Europe, maybe the toughest in the world. You...
    bud777 bud777 66-70, M Oct 12, 2011

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    My Reasons For Hiking - 1. Peace 2. Natural Noise 3. Nature Photography 4. Solitude 5. Exercise 6. Discipline 7. Accomplishment
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 25, 2007

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    Long Distance Hiker - Over seven years ago; I was Letterboxing on Dartmoor(Devon / UK); and I met an old git; who had a winter jacket on; a woollen cap and fleece gloves on; and...
    LadyBrighid LadyBrighid 51-55 2 Responses Aug 17, 2009

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    Sometimes I Wish I Was a Caveman - I've never really done it but i feel like doing it some time soon. Just getting away from civilisation for a while. Pack a bag and a tent and...
    Wraither Wraither 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 11, 2007

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    Croagh Patrick - The last sunday of every July, there is a mountain on the west coast of mayo(Ireland) and me and all of my family and relative climb it. It is great day out, and...
    Daveokay Daveokay 22-25, M Aug 24, 2011

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    Winter Almost Over - well winter and hunting season al almost over here in frorida and that means its back to hiking again , the wood are green and frash with new life and its...
    ravennite44 ravennite44 46-50, T Feb 1, 2010

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    "you Must Have Been Born With A Backpack On Your Back"" - Those are the words my mother uttered so many times in my life when I got this "wanderlust" to take a few...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 17, 2011

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    Wanna Go? - Wanna go hiking?  I foolishly asked my brother.  It was cool at the time.  We were working for the same company.  The work was kinda seasonal, so you worked your...
    Firegod74 Firegod74 31-35, M 4 Responses Aug 13, 2011

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    Love It - I'm not a very athletic person, but I do love to hike.  Being outdoors, enjoying the scenery, the satisfaction of completing a hike.  Have done some quite...
    jasonk jasonk 41-45 2 Responses May 24, 2008

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    Tougher Trails - I like to push myself. I'm not very athletic, so when I hike those tougher trails I feel like they kicked my ***, but I also feel accomplished. I prefer the trails...
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 1 Response Jul 26, 2012

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    Liking Hiking - I used to do most of my walking along streets in my neighborhood, but last year, at 52 years old, despite wearing pretty good shoes (New Balance) I...
    freeeedom freeeedom 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2007

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    Yosemite! - The most amazing backpacking/hiking experience of my life :) It's been almost a year and I still get butterflies looking at pics. I will never forget climbing to the...
    TipsyTrekker TipsyTrekker 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 6, 2013

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    The Pleasures Of A Good Walk - Fresh air, being out in the countryside (even when the city is close), bodily exertion, the freedom to think one's own thoughts (or the pleasure of a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 14, 2012

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    Top Of The World - I have always loved nature walks & hiking, but during the past few years I have been taking it to the next level. We have hiked 3 different times on the High...
    lifesinlimbo lifesinlimbo 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2013

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    Occassional - I really enjoy hiking, but I rarely get the chance to go. My family doesn't really go anywhere (we are all lazy). But I remember going camping with school, and it was...
    Allie543 Allie543 13-15, F Jan 2, 2013

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    I Love to Hike! - I have always loved to be outside.  When I was young my family and I went camping and hiking a lot in the mountains.  It was so wonderful to be able to...
    beaglewoman beaglewoman 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2008

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    Back To Nature - I thoroughly enjoy following the trails or even venturing off the beaten track and seeing amazing sights that just simply take your breath away. I believe that...
    PrettyPrecarious PrettyPrecarious 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 19, 2013

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    Hiking Groups - I have joined a local hiking group and it's really great. They go every Saturday. Since i am new here it is a great way to meet people and learn about outdoor...
    aquaseas aquaseas 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 20, 2012

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    Hiking Vs. Running - I love to hike, I just have trouble getting off my lazy butt and actually doing it. And if I'm not being lazy, I don't have time. Once my mentor and I went...
    EmylovesBen EmylovesBen 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 25, 2012

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    Just Got Back From Vacation - The first two days, I went to Colorado and climbed a 14er. Then I went to Port Angeles Washington, and climbed up to the top of Klahane ridge. I did...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 28, 2012

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    Hiking Hunter Mountain - Date: 2nd Week of October, 2009 Group size: 5 Area: Hunter Mountain Fire Tower, NY The original plan was to hike Mt. Washington in NH, but we were got...
    lonehiker lonehiker 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 21, 2009

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    My First Real Hiking Trip - November of 2012 I was deciding where I should do my vacation trip at. My co workers said I need to go to Cabot Trail. My co workers was so right. It...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M Feb 14, 2013

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    To get lost in nature is to become one with it. There is something of an almost religious experience when immersed in the vastness of her splendor... A one to one communion, a...
    SoulJourner SoulJourner 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 18

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    Reflections On Walking In Nature - I recently joined a local day-hiking group thru "meetup.com." I've known about meetup for years but, for the past few, have lived a life full...
    untether untether 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 20, 2013

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    Walk This Way - Can be calming, its certainly is peaceful.Taking that solitude outdoor walk,beautiful scenery in occasional unknown territory. Alone rarely, usually take my dog...
    yrral32 yrral32 61-65, M 3 Responses Apr 4, 2012

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    Fidget - It is slowly creeping up on me & I know it must pass by but I am dreading the 22nd of April simply because its the one year marker of my Chocolate Labs death. I know...
    USAFVeteransGal1230 USAFVeteransGal1230 22-25, F Apr 20, 2012

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    I'm A Runner, But Also Like Doing New And Interesting Hikes Around Southern California - Has anybody done The Skyline Trail which starts in Palm Springs? Otherwise known as Cactus...
    docky1 docky1 61-65 1 Response Jan 10, 2013

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    I Love Hiking. - I really do love hiking. There are a lot of great hiking spots around where I live, so I get to go hiking all the time. It really is a great time.
    CreedenceGold CreedenceGold 18-21, M Jun 7, 2012

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    He Keep Going And Going And... - Yes I do. When I do my hiking trips I go for a whole day. A whole day is at least 8hrs or more. There so many things to see. Animals, planets...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M Aug 25, 2013

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    Tall Trees, Frech Air, and Good Company! - I love hiking! Hence, my experience membership... Has anyone here ever been to Glen Onoko Falls in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania? It's my...
    OFFthecuff OFFthecuff 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2007

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    We have some beautiful trails up here, my favorite is called Dave's falls.
    oversimplification oversimplification 26-30, F 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Noticing The View - I started running about 10 years ago and worked my way up to two marathons. After that I started triathlons and have done numerous races including three ironman...
    triguy84 triguy84 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 11, 2012

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    Its So For Me - My favourite places for hiking,are through mountains and forests,and I love Hiking naked and bare feet .THE BARE FEET REASON... I love feeling the earth beneath my...
    kaalpoter kaalpoter 51-55, M 2 Responses May 10, 2012

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    I just finished 700 miles on the Appalachian trail now regrouping and looking for a female companion someone that our personalities mesh to hike either some of the Appalachian...
    almostperfectme almostperfectme 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 12, 2013

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    One Awesome Christmas Gift! - I discovered it as if it had been hidden and forgotten beneath the Christmas tree still waiting desperately to be opened.  Although, in reality...
    juan1966 juan1966 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 28, 2009

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    Hiking Has Provided Me With A New Outlook... - For years I was an avid mountain biker and loved to hit the countless trails in the Southern California mountains. But mountain...
    SaturSwing SaturSwing 41-45 2 Responses Jan 23, 2012

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    Hiking. - It's calming, peaceful, gives me my exercise, allows me to take pictures of the outdoors, gives time to myself, allows me to think, a breath of fresh air, time to...
    purplebutterfly14 purplebutterfly14 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2011

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    Mind-map - The last time I went on a nature hike was near the beginning of last month. The time before that... probably two years prior. I lovelovelove hiking but I can never find...
    Knabble Knabble 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2011

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    Hiking - I signed up for my first hike earlier this spring with a meetup group.  I had no idea what I was really in store for!  The weather was clear, crisp and a bit...
    hikingblogger hikingblogger 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 2, 2009

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    Randomly decided to go hiking with two friends yesterday at Runyon canyon park in LA.. And I was dying in the beginning, but felt so good afterwards. Loved it. I hope to explore...
    TearfulNights22 TearfulNights22 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I've got to go hiking with this stupid ***** I hate her so fucken much I literally want her to just die sometimes I fucken hate her but whatever I need to lose weight so hiking it...
    picKLe47 picKLe47 18-21, F Mar 30

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    Two guys are hiking in the forest when they suddenly come across a big Grizzly bear! One guy takes off his hiking boots and puts on some running shoes! His friend says to him...
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M Apr 9

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    Take a look of this exciting hiking trip I have done last year   
    WillygLounge WillygLounge 31-35, M Mar 29

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    I want someone that I can chill with at the nude beach or nude hiking or just plain hanging out. It wouldn't have to be sexual.
    akamusami akamusami 13-15, M Apr 7

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    Two guys are hiking in the Yukon when a couple of mosquitoes fly out of the woods, knock them down, and sit on them. One mosquito says to the other, "Do you think we should take...
    pattyhard pattyhard 51-55, T Apr 10

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    I like to be creatively active, mentally and physically. Hiking swimming sailing diving cycling exploration geocaching etc
    Sandalfoot Sandalfoot 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    This is quite long, but I would appreciate it if you would take 5 minutes of your time to read this. “when she was 7, a boy pushed her on the playground she fell headfirst into...
    KaterinaB KaterinaB 16-17, F 4 Responses 13 hrs ago