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I Love Hiking

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    BeautifulDreamers BeautifulDreamers 51-55, F Mar 18

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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 😃
    SleepyRose22 SleepyRose22 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I love getting to the top of the mountain

    and looking around. it feels so good when you get to the top. you can see something special. you feel like you did something wonderful. then when you get to the bottom, you have some food and beer for a good laugh.
    fjb7777 fjb7777 36-40, M Oct 26

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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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    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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    WillygLounge WillygLounge 31-35, M Mar 29

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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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    My best friend Caroline

    and I love hiking away on our holidays. There are some interesting places to visit quite near to where we will be staying in Canet Plage.
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F Aug 16

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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 36-40, F 1 Response May 26

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    My view hiking Kokohead this evening was

    awesome!! it's my stress reliever and my meditation spot
    Edzo808 Edzo808 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 12

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    My friends and I decided to go hiking today

    as a post-birthday celebration (I'm 19 as of yesterday, woohoo). I took some awesome shots. I am absolutely tired! We hiked a total of 8 miles... out of 10! I'll definitely return. I love nature!
    captivateyourlife captivateyourlife 18-21, F Aug 2

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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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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    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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    I want to die afterwards.

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

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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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    Starting the AP mountains today driving to

    Georgia and end in Maine.... Wish me luck :P
    Karianne6614 Karianne6614 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 10

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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 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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    100km dodentocht (trip of death) - Some of you

    may be familiair with the dodentocht but for those that are not, let me explain. The dodentocht is basically an international hiking event that takes place in Belgium. This year it was estimated that there were about 12 000 participants from a whole lot of diffrent countries...
    PersonOfUninterest PersonOfUninterest 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 10

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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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    SolitarySummer SolitarySummer 22-25, F Apr 30

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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 14 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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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.
    DeadHeartsAreEverywhere DeadHeartsAreEverywhere 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 18

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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 22-25, F Jun 2, 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'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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    Went on a power hike.

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

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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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    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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    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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    Most of my friend prefer aerobics

    and gym but my favourite is go hiking with my hubby. He is fast walker so for me it is very good exercise and great to get out in the wild. Usualy we get to make love out on mountains with nice view of the world.
    lamihot lamihot 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 16

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    I think I am an extremist!

    I love to hit the remote trails in New Hampshire's White Mountains, however equally need to get my city fix in Montreal and Boston!
    cuteguyseeking cuteguyseeking 41-45, M Sep 11

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 46-50, F Feb 20

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    I hiked to Rincon Waterfalls (that's in Las

    Cuevas -Trinidad) for my bday with 14 of my friends for 2 hrs. It was great! Lovely view
    KCrick KCrick 22-25, F Oct 6

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    The first time I ever went hiking nude was really just an accident. I was actually looking for a place to go skinny dipping out in the woods, and ended up hiking all along this...
    Feuerstern Feuerstern 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 22

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    When I was a child my joy was to read books. While the other kids were hiking, camping, sailing......my nose would be buried in some adventure book. Later I learned this is called...
    SheepYard SheepYard 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    He was actually the love of my life and the man who I was going to marry. He passed away last year from early onset Parkinson's . We met and fell in love several years ago, before...
    emeraldangel emeraldangel 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 18

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    I love adventure and the pic below only shows one of my many adventures and a fraction of our adventure, hiking in Sarek Sweden. It was amazing and i plan on having lots of moments...
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Remembering my first real backpacking trip (real in the sense that it was not with the Boy Scouts). It was January 1980, I had joined the Outings Club at WVU. We planned a three...
    jdbey0161 jdbey0161 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    I bought boots today, so I plan on making several hiking trips to break them in. I can't wait until my next day off.
    purposebuilt purposebuilt 22-25, M Nov 18

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    a few years ago when i was single, i lived next door to a single mom. We had become friends and i really enjoyed seeing her with her 7 year old son. She knew i was the outdoors...
    kjon6469 kjon6469 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 25

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    I've been training non stop since August. I've gained a lot of muscle and I am so proud of myself! I've always been sporty, I did gymnastics when I was a kid, then went to the gym...
    Frangenia Frangenia 16-17 Dec 4

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    While hiking in the country, my friend Eve and I spotted a huge bed of mushrooms that we knew to be edible. We gathered a large basketful and sauteed them that night. My husband...
    Michael91142 Michael91142 70+, M 3 days ago

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