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I Love Hiking

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    BeautifulDreamers BeautifulDreamers 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Hike And Work Work And Hike

    Man, I just want to hike, but I have to work so I hike when I can now but I am itching to do some real hiking so ... I need a new job, so I can hike more. Really I love working hard and getting paid that's not the problem but lately work has started to feel less important. After...
    FLboy123 FLboy123 36-40, M Nov 18, 2013

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    I Love To Do An Interior Hike

    I love to hike.. I feel connected to somethiing when I'm outdoors, plus I've seen some amazing wildlife. Have some pics on webshots if anyone is interested: http://community.webshots.com/user/pceby?vhost=community One of my goals is to do the Silhoutte Trail in Killarney...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 5, 2010

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    Where did I learn to love hiking?

      Well, it wasn’t from my family.  My parents weren’t exactly poor, but early in their marriage money was scarce and they didn’t have a car.  To them, walking was what poor people did. Being poor meant you had no money for a car.  When you had saved up money for a car...
    fotofree fotofree 41-45, M Dec 15, 2013

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    Hiking Is Good For the Soul

    Hello,         I live in Washington State and have enjoyed many hikes in the area and Oregon also. I usually take my dog (Brandy) with me because my wife (Linda) is not into hiking like I am. I have also climbed a few peaks such as, Mt. St...
    brad67 brad67 41-45 1 Response May 26, 2009

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    Favorite Hiking Experience

    I still hike with regularity, but my favorite experience was in 1999 when I did a solo trip over six days in Glacier National Park. I've been to National Parks all over the country and indeed the world, but Glacier will always be something special to me. It was six days; I was...
    jargonator jargonator 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 3, 2013

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    I love summer hiking

    so much, this has to be my favourite spot! Its an hour boat ride to get to the island then a 45 minute hike and at the top, at the end of the trail is a lake! Everyone calls it crater lake! There's no fish, no alge and the water is perfect to swim in, and it's surrounded by...
    kkp02 kkp02 18-21, F Feb 18

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    Verdant Pass

    Just got back from my vacation in Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada. Did some awesome hikes, including my favorite one at Verdant Pass. It is one on the harder hikes and you have to hike a while to get to the amazing scenery, but once you are there, you realize why you came...
    lifeisanillusion lifeisanillusion 31-35, M Aug 22, 2011

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    Muddy Knee And Those Damn Geese

    At lunch time I usually go out for a walk. Sure enough beats sitting down all day long. But today its 40 degress, and wintery/spring drizzle happening. Snow is almost done melting and everything is saturated with water. Behind my work is an apartment complex. During the...
    Xpiatio Xpiatio 31-35, M Feb 16, 2012

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    I have been an avid hiker

    since high school. I just enjoy walking the trails, taking in the scenes and it's a great family togetherness outing in my house we can all agree to. We just grab our water bottles and hit the fire trail up by the house here and once you reach the top, which is about a 4 mile...
    MidnightsMuse MidnightsMuse 41-45, F Feb 20

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    Some Pics

    Because of the high winds and heavy snows I didn't take a whole bunch of pictures. I did take a few though and here they are.(we got about 22" on Mt. Washington while I was there), The Gear: Model of the Presidential Range found at Pinkham Notch Visitors Center Done Packing and...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 17 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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    My Favorite Things About Hiking.....

    The early start... The coffee stop... Trailhead high spirits... Feeling the burn... Wayfinding... The improving views... The outlet stream... Mountain flowers covered in droplets... The turquoise clear water of an alpine lake... The trail to the next level... Granite slabs...
    dayhiker12321 dayhiker12321 46-50, F 7 Responses Jan 10, 2012

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    I love how friendly people out in nature are.

    When I go on hikes I am always greeted with a friendly smile and hello from complete strangers. More people should step outside and breath. Take in nature and smile because they can!
    openheart017 openheart017 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    I Went Hiking This Weekend.

    I went hiking on the southern side of the Appalachian trails over the weekend.  It was a perfect day. Hiking in October is so incredible. The leaves are changing into their fall colors of browns, burgundy, and yellow. All the trees are so plush. The air is fresh because I was...
    wisdominwealth wisdominwealth 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2011

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    Chilkoot Trail

    I am planning to hike the Chilkoot Trail this summer in Alaska and the Yukon. Can't wait as I have never been that far north. I heard about the trail years ago and just have made the decision to do it this summer.
    lifeisanillusion lifeisanillusion 31-35, M Jan 3, 2013

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    WillygLounge WillygLounge 31-35, M Mar 29

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    After The Storm

    Today from the start at about 8 in the morning when I looked out side was cold, dreary, and foggy. Of course after years of hiking on the AT it takes some pretty serious weather to keep me from going out on a day that I want to. I decided to go a park that is near where I work...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jan 13, 2013

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    Some Winter Blues

    I hike primarily in the Northeast United States. I am not (yet) much of a winter hiker.. and so, around this time or a bit later.. I usually get anxious. I begin to think about the thaw- when will it happen- when can I get out again? Soon I will probably pull out the topos and...
    pkein pkein 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 3, 2013

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    The Unofficial Goal Is to Summit

    A year and a half ago, my friend said that he wanted to hike Mt. Whitney (highest peak in Continental US) and wanted to know if I would come along.  OK. So I've seen Mt. Whitney, my oldest brother lives not too far from it and it's HUGE. Never though about it once in 20...
    ballooo ballooo 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2009

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    Going In 2 Hours

    I'm going to Mt. Washington this weekend during the blizzard. Too bad it won't be as nice out as this: So of to hike Washington I goHiking through the wind and snowI won't make the top, This I knowInside the shelter I'll lay lowand when I return, Pictures I'll showI'll tell my...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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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 more other hiking places soon this summer 😃
    TearfulNights22 TearfulNights22 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    Great Exercise

    I am fortunate that we have a lot of hiking trails very close to home. It's great getting out in the sun with the mountains and everything else. Life seems so much clearer during my hikes. Great exercise for the body, mind and soul.
    ts92 ts92 18-21, F Jun 2, 2012

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    I want to die afterwards.

    .. But the scenery is worth it.
    Naxxaras Naxxaras 16-17, F Mar 9

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    Yeeeah

    I don't love nature or animals, really, but nothing beats hiking through the Coastal Mountains of BC. NOTHING.
    Vancity89 Vancity89 22-25, F Nov 4, 2009

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    God Helped Me

    I was walking in the Lake District a couple of years ago in June, and the weather was good.  I was travelling from Ambleside Youth Hostel to Patterdale Youth Hostel, across the mountains.  Unfortunately the weather began to change, and by time I was near Hart's...
    Tibicina Tibicina 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 18, 2009

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    Went on a power hike.

    GAME FACE ON!
    MyaA13 MyaA13 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    We decided to go for a hike today.

    Just making memories for the kids. So, nice to finally be outside. Even had a chance to take some nice photos of the kids too.
    saltyorsweet saltyorsweet 31-35, F 14 hrs ago

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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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 1 Response Apr 9

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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 3 Responses Apr 9

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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 3 Responses Apr 9

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    The sky was milky gray and the ocean was fierce. The light dappled through the clouds. He stood in a circle of four other friends, skateboard underfoot and as aloof as the azure...
    streck32 streck32 26-30, F Apr 5

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    This is hard because I never really was able to talk about it til now. In 2011 I received a phone call on the 4th of July. A mom who was outraged with me had thought her son ran...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 6

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    My girlfriend relapsed. She has become a completely different person. We were working on building a life together. I've always been a strong hearted person, not letting a lot of...
    lefttomyself lefttomyself 26-30, M Mar 22

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    I love the scenery I love the fresh air exercise family bonding. I'm super girly but i can get outdoorsy I love it
    raiiosdelsol raiiosdelsol 22-25, F Mar 23

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    We have a place near where I live call the Indian Mounds. They have forests, green hills you can go inside of, and it's just so frickin' fun. I also love going hiking in the woods...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I take a million pictures of a lot of different things. I love to take my Nikon out on hiking trips and get every possible picture that I can ^^
    Driftyftw Driftyftw 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    Love letters I saved; perhaps more messages than letters. C1: Good Morning Ms. Ella...Nice to meet you, and nice to chat with you on the boards. You are a real pleasure to post...
    ChiefPure ChiefPure 31-35 Apr 2

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    I love the outdoors. I think that I am only truly happy when I lace up my boots, grab a backpack, and hit the trail for a couple of hours. Hiking is pretty much the only active...
    discoveringisabel discoveringisabel 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    i love animals especially dogs:):) I also LOVE nature. i love being outside, camping, hiking, and swimming in the river:):)
    sweetsummertime156 sweetsummertime156 13-15, F Apr 8

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    I hate shoes. they make your feet smell. you cant feel the earth beneath you. theyre pointless. well, that's a lie, sometimes theyre convenient. I just love the different textures...
    cassandrastwrt cassandrastwrt 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I like to be in the woods I do a lot of hiking to
    bendovergirl88 bendovergirl88 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    Today I went to meet my boxer puppy. He is 5 weeks old and will be able to come home in 21 days. I have been contemplating getting a dog for a while and a boxer is the only kind...
    IfOnlyIHadWingz IfOnlyIHadWingz 26-30, F Apr 1

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    I really just want to go hiking and explore nature and just sleep under the stars. Nature to me is just so relaxing and real. Not mention that it can very beautiful as well.
    musicgurl11 musicgurl11 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I am planning to climb to base camp Everest in November .. Anyone recommend any good hiking boots?
    worldisyouroyster worldisyouroyster 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    One time while camping I inadvertently got everyone stung. I brought along a bag of cantaloupe, everyone ate and got sticky fingers. On the way down the mountain while hiking...
    eggeye74 eggeye74 36-40, F Apr 10

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    While on a nature trail in the late afternoon, I was enjoying a day hike deep in nature when it started to rain (this was about a year or so ago). I knew exactly what I wanted to...
    jayceecrazee20 jayceecrazee20 18-21, F 6 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I love specific types of movies. I love specific types of TV shows. I love specific types of ads or commercials. I love specific types of music videos. I love specific types of...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I so want someone to love me completely. I am so lonely with so much love to give. I feel like I will never find my match. I want to love someone who loves me back. I want the rest...
    GirlonFiyah GirlonFiyah 36-40, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Love love love!! That's one thing I look for it's so sexy!
    lexix0 lexix0 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Love isn't all fluffy rainbows and unicorns, but neither is it sacrifices, arguments, and disappointment. Those are simply a result of that love. Love (the romantic kind) is that...
    HerNameWasNothing HerNameWasNothing 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    how amazing animals can be and I believe every kind of animals has their own uniqueness and personality including the wild once but personally I love dogs the most and yes pet dogs...
    nataliechu nataliechu 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    I just want to say that I love my best friend. He's the best thing that's happened to me since I moved to this dead old town and I love him so much I get the urge to hug him just...
    monaxi monaxi 18-21, M 7 hrs ago