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I Like Hiking

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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 is what's missing in society today. People are getting stale because they don't push themselves to venture out into...
    PrettyPrecarious PrettyPrecarious 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 19, 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 run and play in the woods, hike up the mountain, see deer, beavers, birds and even a bear or two on the way up. ...
    beaglewoman beaglewoman 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2008

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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 strenuous hikes, up a mountain, across several peaks.  Yes, its tiring, but the views make it so worth it!
    jasonk jasonk 41-45 2 Responses May 24, 2008

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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, water, the sky, sounds, it wonderful. I always keep finding new places to go to for new adventures. Sometimes it can be challenging but...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M Aug 25, 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, it was a front page story that I’d wandered across while sipping my coffee on the morning of the 27th.  There was a...
    juan1966 juan1966 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 28, 2009

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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 2 days ago

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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 very beautiful up there. I did hiking for 3-4 days even climb 1000 feet up a mountain. I know I need to go there again.
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M Feb 14, 2013

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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 days off to explore some wild corner of my country of birth. I love hiking! Not on organized trails where groups of 30 to 40 people follow little footsteps painted on trees...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 17, 2011

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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 top of Half Dome...looking down from the edge...it was magnificent! If you haven't been there, it is a DEFINITE...
    TipsyTrekker TipsyTrekker 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 6, 2013

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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 beautiful out there I'll be going in about 2 weeks for a nice day hike just me and my spear
    ravennite44 ravennite44 46-50, T Feb 1, 2010

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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 all-time favorite place to hike/camp. There even an old train trestle to jump from - you land in the Lehigh River!
    OFFthecuff OFFthecuff 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2007

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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 recreation here. Anyone else here belong to a hiking group?
    aquaseas aquaseas 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 20, 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 started to get aching in my hips.  Then I discovered a local state park, with dirt hiking trails.  This...
    freeeedom freeeedom 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 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 you can either go at your own pace or you challenge one of my phyiscally intimitiating cousins to race to the top
    Daveokay Daveokay 22-25, M Aug 24, 2011

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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 this idea at the end of the summer, therefore, we went to hike Hunter Mountain Fire Tower, this place is not as high at Mt...
    lonehiker lonehiker 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 21, 2009

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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 requirements for my son at that moment in time... He had to be 14.... He had to be a barefooter,and had to even express the desire that...
    kaalpoter kaalpoter 51-55, M 2 Responses May 8, 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.  This was not a true mountain climb, but a good uphill  hike past the tree line.  You could see all the...
    Francescanolonger Francescanolonger 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2007

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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 awesome! Fresh air, animals, forest, waterfalls and lakes; it was amazing. I really want to go hiking again soon...
    Allie543 Allie543 13-15, F Jan 2, 2013

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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 trail with me or the pacific crest in the Sierra Nevada and do some gold panning. I am lets put it as easy to look at lol very out going zero bad...
    almostperfectme almostperfectme 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 12, 2013

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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 this was the 4th of July.  He seemed to know where he was going; and he plodded along; on his trail poles. ...
    LadyBrighid LadyBrighid 51-55 2 Responses Aug 17, 2009

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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 listen to my ipod and sing where no one can hear me,take my dog for a walk, to get away from every day life...
    purplebutterfly14 purplebutterfly14 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2011

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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 with me.
    yrral32 yrral32 61-65, M 3 Responses Apr 4, 2012

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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 friend's conversation), the pleasure of stretching oneself a bit, of achieving a set purpose, of escaping from the daily routine...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 14, 2012

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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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    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 coming home and a coming back into one's self. The further I ramble along her trails... Over rocks, through bush and ravines... The further I wander...
    SoulJourner SoulJourner 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 18

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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 *** off all winter while staying in camps, then did nothing all spring till the ground dried up.  It gave you...
    Firegod74 Firegod74 31-35, M 4 Responses Aug 13, 2011

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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 Peaks in the Adirondack Mountains of NY. These were each approximately 5-7 hour hikes w/backpacks. There is absolutely...
    lifesinlimbo lifesinlimbo 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 19, 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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    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 cold and I wasn't properly dressed.  We hiked up Whiteface in the Adirondacks, NY.  As we neared...
    hikingblogger hikingblogger 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 2, 2009

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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 To Clouds? I did the lower portion of it but would like advice on the upper part.
    docky1 docky1 61-65 1 Response Jan 10, 2013

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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 of distractions that kept me from following through on my desire to hike/ camp/ explore/ adventure. I won't bore you with details about...
    untether untether 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 20, 2013

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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 and then walked back. One of the only hikes I can fully remember. The point is, I like hiking
    DGSteele DGSteele 22-25, M May 5, 2012

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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 wander into a forest with some good friends and see where you end up, then raise a tent and make a campfire and just hang out under a star...
    Wraither Wraither 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 11, 2007

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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 can find it on the Web, but here is the short description. About 200 km, traverses Corsica from Northwest to Southeast. Day 1...
    bud777 bud777 66-70, M Oct 12, 2011

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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 distance events. But lately I have been finding considerable joy in the peace and solace of long walks and hikes. There...
    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 feet,and I have found that the damage it causes going bare foot,is less than shoes.When one is in a forest,the...
    kaalpoter kaalpoter 51-55, M 2 Responses May 10, 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 this by two different routes. Then I went to Mount Rainier Washington, and hiked more. Then, I hopped in a DeHavilland Dash 8...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 28, 2012

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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 biking demands constant attention and I found myself realizing that I was missing the experience of the mountains due to the constant focus on what was...
    SaturSwing SaturSwing 41-45 2 Responses Jan 23, 2012

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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 time nor the company to go. I'm starting to get more into "urban hiking." It's not even close to being the same...
    Knabble Knabble 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2011

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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 everone who owns a dog or more than one always says that they have the best dog which to them its the truth...
    USAFVeteransGal1230 USAFVeteransGal1230 22-25, F 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 hiking up a giant hill. We were building up a mighty sweat. We were doing great! But then, a group of photographers came so...
    EmylovesBen EmylovesBen 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 25, 2012

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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 that cut through a bunch of boulders as opposed to a straight trail leading up the mountain. I like climbing (not...
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 1 Response Jul 26, 2012

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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 seems to be getting more painful as I get older. I lived in Hobart. Hobart is in a great place where it is SO easy to go for an...
    EEZY EEZY 41-45, M Jul 10, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    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 a week ago

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    Smart phones is now the most common way of people communicating isn't it? Everyone is so focused on it that I suspect that they actually forgotten how to interact with real life...
    Planetweird Planetweird 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    i'd like to go back in time and start over again because i have done so many mistakes i wish i could do this but i know i cant,if it was like that then first thing i wanted to...
    Roadguy Roadguy 26-30, M 11 hrs ago

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    Im looking for friends on here. I feel like people doesnt respect me. i have only one person who was talking to me on here regulary. I dont want pitty from others. I just want to...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    4 years ago I could barely run 700 foot, and I started training because I was forced to pass a sport test 1 mile and I realized that I like to run. I passed the test and after that...
    Ovidiu91 Ovidiu91 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    Some people don't like to read or have not obtained their G.E.D. Well, I like the block button for several reasons trolls, not looking for pedophiles who are lurking on this site...
    thelost87 thelost87 26-30, F 36 mins ago

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