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I Love Hiking

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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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    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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    I want to die afterwards.

    .. But the scenery is worth it.
    Raneth Raneth 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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    I love to take hikes about 16-20 miles a day.

    It's just nice to be free for 10 hours with nobody to bother you.
    dyingforlove dyingforlove 18-21, M May 31

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    Does anyone else on here live near me!

    I live in Wa state near the Puget Sound. The weather has been beautiful all week long! 70's and '80's. Went on some good hikes and enjoyed nature.
    LordoftheNorth LordoftheNorth 36-40, M 2 Responses May 2

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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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    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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    I've been trying to decide

    which I like more. Hiking with friends or hiking alone. I think I lean more towards alone simply because it's a good time to enjoy the peacefulness that comes with being in nature and because you can go at your own pace...
    SolitarySummer SolitarySummer 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 30

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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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    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 16 Responses Feb 10, 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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    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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    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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    WillygLounge WillygLounge 31-35, M Mar 29

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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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    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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    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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    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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    SolitarySummer SolitarySummer 22-25, F Apr 30

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    I was supposed to go hiking with my mastiff

    puppy today, but it's raining..
    Bl0ndie234 Bl0ndie234 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    Went on a power hike.

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

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    I'm going hiking on Sat So excited,

    Haven't gone in a while!!!
    Ruben32 Ruben32 13-15, M Jul 8

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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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    I went hiking with Caesar today!

    !!! He decided to chase the animals and get all wet and muddy🍃🍂🍃🍂
    XxBellabixtch49xX XxBellabixtch49xX 13-15, F May 4

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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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    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 Apr 18

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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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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    BeautifulDreamers BeautifulDreamers 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 18

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Looking In Arizona

    Looking for a fun and open minded hiking partner in Arizona that would like to go hiking with me :)
    TanTiffanyAZ TanTiffanyAZ 31-35, T Nov 2, 2012

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    It's really great especially

    when you live near mountains. I've been going in the mornings with my little rucksack packed with useful things. I find a nice spot and bring out my journal to write, think, and write some more.
    outofthebleu outofthebleu 31-35, F May 26

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    Related Experiences

    I go on road trips every year, and my favourite place to go, is the mountains. I just love cruising through the heart of the Canadian Rockies. The roads are fun to drive on, the...
    DeathstalkerScorpion DeathstalkerScorpion 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    Like this group is called, I love rock climbing! When I lived in northern MN my sister and I would climb at the gym and go hiking in the wilderness looking for places to boulder...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I went hiking today with my family and dogs. It was so pretty out but also super hot so we went swimming and then we went down the trail. I slipped going down the trail and twisted...
    AngelWithASecret AngelWithASecret 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I love camping and hiking ;) I used to go all the time with Girl Scouts. My friends mom took me a few times also. I had a blast!!!
    Smileeboo Smileeboo 16-17, F Jul 17

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    The other day i was out & about doing my walk in the park Hiking With No Care Of Anyone seeing Me & thinking Of Some Of These Girls That I Was Talking To Made Me Rock Hard
    NakedHiker51 NakedHiker51 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    I was born and raised in the city so I have always been around the hustle and bustle of busy streets. It's pretty funny to see that although I have never been around nature as much...
    Morenita79 Morenita79 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Absolutely love being outdoors!!! Minnesota is beautiful, as is Wisconsin. Anyway... hiking, fishing, four wheeling, snow mobiling.... The list goes on and on! I don't understand...
    AMB97 AMB97 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I would love to spend the day hiking and sight seeing. Nothing like the great outdoors.
    lovinlife27 lovinlife27 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    I have always loved the outdoors!! Hunting, fishing , kayaking and camping are my favorites. Last weekend was the first time I haven't been camping since March ! I will be camping...
    1crazycoyote 1crazycoyote 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    Went on a few mile run this morning though the hiking trails... What I hate about the summer is all the spider webs that cross the trails. Other then that, Great Run!!
    Jrwill8701 Jrwill8701 26-30, M 3 Responses Jun 29

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    Stock market report Helium was up, feathers were down. Paper was stationary. Fluorescent tubing was dimmed in light trading. Knives were up sharply. Cows steered into a bull...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Jul 4

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    Summer is sooo great. The sand, the beaches, the warmth, the longer days, swimming, walking, hiking, boating, and flip flops everywhere !!!!!
    DixieDude21 DixieDude21 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    So it's the first time we've been calling and not needed my wheelchair!!!! Felt so good to be able to actually walk around the lake again, just be outdoors and enjoy things. We...
    TheWomanYouHate TheWomanYouHate 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I have camping fever! I can't wait for next year when we take a 4th of July camping trip and go fishing and hiking!! It will be wonderful!!
    AmaiXAshuri AmaiXAshuri 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 15

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