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No New Posts Trailhead Register - 6 Viewing

New to the forum? Don't be shy! Sign in and tell us who you are and where you're from, then join the circus. Pick a conversation or start one of your own. Don't be surprised to be asked about beets, bacon, kilts, and a few more things! We're glad you're here.

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1,815 36,665 The Two Word Thread
by herm
Apr 26, 2017 20:59:33 GMT -8
No New Posts The "Good Morning" Thread

The tradition continues, with a tip of the hat to MatahariHiker.

4 3,261 The "Good Morning" thread, Part 3!
by Ohm
Apr 26, 2017 7:55:29 GMT -8
No New Posts The Photo/Video Gallery

Share your best work. Scenes from the trail. Videos? Why not? If you have pictures to share, this is the place.

Sub-boards: Room with a View, How to Add Photos

119 2,294 The Random Photo Thread
by rebeccad
Apr 26, 2017 17:42:21 GMT -8
No New Posts Hiking Partners - 1 Viewing

Looking for a partner to share the trip? Guide you in a new area? If you want to team up, post your info and see what happens.

107 546 Wind River Range Late August Early September 2017
by Bateauxdriver
Apr 26, 2017 17:00:48 GMT -8
No New Posts Trip Reports • Storytelling

Tell us about your last trip! How bad were the mosquitos?

391 2,262 Backpacking the Black Forest Trail
by jmitch
Apr 26, 2017 9:03:50 GMT -8
No New Posts Environmental Issues

Environmental issues will be the only topics allowed. That means NO strictly political, election, gun control, or religion. We acknowledge that climate change, land use, and extraction industries all draw people to take sides. The discourse will remain civil, or it will be deleted.

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No New Posts The Political Arena

Your space for pointless political diatribes and angry comments that will change nobody's mind but may make the poster feel better. No Moderation whatsoever means you may encounter offensive language and opinions.

154 2,555

Skills and Wisdom

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No New Posts The Gear Closet - 3 Viewing

Have questions about basic gear? Get help with sleeping bags, packs, boots, and everything else. What works, what doesn't! Get the right stuff for your specific needs, from day-hikes to an epic long hike. Get help from people who have walked the walk.

645 10,516 Emergency Food
by ErnieW
Apr 26, 2017 19:24:40 GMT -8
No New Posts Camp Cooking and Trail Snacks - 1 Viewing

Talk about your favorite food for the trail. Favorite cooking secrets?

95 1,533 Salt makes you hungry
by TDale
Apr 26, 2017 16:37:27 GMT -8
No New Posts Nature Forum

A flower you can't ID? See a bird, a bug, a snake that was new to you? Hope you got a good photo! Post it and ask; somebody will know what it is. Or maybe you know it already and just want to share.

38 721 Night Noises
by herm
Apr 26, 2017 20:03:42 GMT -8
No New Posts Books and Podcasts

What are you reading? Heard a good Podcast you want to share? Let others know.

82 437 The Nature Fix by Florence Williams
by trinity
Apr 26, 2017 13:55:44 GMT -8
No New Posts Health and Fitness

How do you stay in shape? If you need advice on getting ready for the trip, ask others. Dealing with special diets or medications? Others can help you.

85 2,086 Type 2 diabetes
by zeke
Apr 26, 2017 15:24:40 GMT -8
No New Posts Hiking with Kids

Share your Q&A about kids on the trail; any special tips?

23 226 Tents for Families
by rebeccad
Apr 14, 2017 9:25:03 GMT -8
No New Posts Of Interest to Women

Ladies, get info from others about managing life on the trail.

24 348 Menopause is great
by rebeccad
Apr 20, 2017 7:25:32 GMT -8


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No New Posts Looking for Topo Maps?

With GPS units that display maps, and websites offering mapping and GPS info, there is still a need for a real waterproof map, now customized for your specific area. Here are some resources...

7 48 Free Nat Geo Topo Maps
by whistlepunk
Mar 26, 2017 8:12:46 GMT -8
No New Posts Pacific Northwest and Alaska

Washington, Oregon, …Alaska

43 290 North Cascades Snow Conditions?
by dayhiker
Apr 26, 2017 11:25:47 GMT -8
No New Posts California, Nevada, …Hawaii!

Just as it says. Nevada residents are mostly closer to the Sierra, so...

113 1,014 Sierra Conditions - UPDATE April 1, 2017
by hikerchick395
Apr 26, 2017 16:24:16 GMT -8
No New Posts Mountain States

Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming

218 1,737 2 day 1 night trip; bryce canyon, arches, canyonlands
by rebeccad
Apr 25, 2017 16:36:14 GMT -8
No New Posts Central (MidWest)

Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

55 439 Isle Royale 7-10 route suggestions
by Hungry Jack
Apr 20, 2017 19:38:50 GMT -8
No New Posts Northeast

Maine,Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts

35 192 6-8 week trip around Sept '17 - Long Distance Trail Advice?
by null
Apr 8, 2017 10:28:18 GMT -8
No New Posts Mid-Atlantic - 1 Viewing

New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia

161 548 Backpacking the Black Forest Trail
by jmitch
Apr 26, 2017 9:04:33 GMT -8
No New Posts Southern

Oklahoma,Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, and Florida

93 1,019 Alabama trip
by mistman
Apr 15, 2017 16:35:46 GMT -8
No New Posts International

Traveling the World? Seek advice from those who have...

47 185 Backpacking to China
by zeke
Apr 26, 2017 4:33:17 GMT -8