The Winter Gallery

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No New Posts Winter Wonderland?

Let's see photos of how winter is looking in your area. Landscapes, snowy activities, and scenery, sunsets and such. The Desert may not get much snow, but maybe a heavy frost? Snowbirds in Airstreams? Do your best to show what winter is for you.

2 118 The collection
by Woodsie
Feb 8, 2016 15:24:30 GMT -8

Community Discussions

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No New Posts How to Use the Forum Features...

How to set your Display name! Compose a post; Reply with a quote; Send a PM; What IS a PM? And more tips added as needed...

17 89 How to unsubscribe from a thread?
by High Sierra Fan
Dec 10, 2015 10:56:25 GMT -8
No New Posts How to Add Photos from Off-Site Sources

Everybody likes pictures! How do you add them? Here are the tips you want:

11 67 Photobucket is not working..
by franco
Feb 7, 2016 13:13:18 GMT -8
No New Posts Trailhead Register - 6 Viewing

New to the trail? Sign in and tell us who you are. Join a conversation or just start one of your own.

Moderator: bp2go

621 11,885 I'm baaaaaack!
by reuben
Feb 10, 2016 18:14:44 GMT -8
No New Posts The "Good Morning" Thread - 1 Viewing

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

4 951 The "Good Morning" thread, Part 3!
by sarbar
Feb 10, 2016 11:01:00 GMT -8
No New Posts The Photo Gallery - 1 Viewing

Share your best shots. From the trail, from your backyard, if you have pictures to share, this is the place. Videos? Why not?

17 547 The Random Photo Thread
by cloudwalker
Feb 10, 2016 15:27:04 GMT -8
No New Posts Hiking Partners

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.

39 198 Sailing from Ireland to the Arctic
by Coolkat
Feb 9, 2016 16:23:59 GMT -8
No New Posts Trip Reports • Storytelling

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

152 753 TR: Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness
by RedDoug
Feb 6, 2016 22:11:17 GMT -8
No New Posts The Political Arena - 4 Viewing

Keep it civil! Personal insults will not be tolerated and will be edited out! You're unlikely to change anyone's mind by being rude, so be polite.

230 5,550 Malheur Wildlife Refuge Occupied By Domestic Terrorists
by johnnyray
Feb 10, 2016 18:04:26 GMT -8

Skills and Wisdom

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No New Posts The Gear Closet - 5 Viewing

Q&A about the Basics: sleeping bags, packs, boots, and everything else. What works, what doesn't!

192 2,907 10 degree bag
by zeke
Feb 10, 2016 17:53:51 GMT -8
No New Posts Camp Cooking and Trail Snacks

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

26 303 Best trail Pasta
by scapegoat
Feb 9, 2016 19:48:18 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.

27 291 Post Your Wildflower Pics Here
by tallgrass
Feb 10, 2016 10:16:14 GMT -8
No New Posts Books and Podcasts

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

32 123 what have you written?
by korey
Feb 10, 2016 9:39:35 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.

28 596 The Road Bike Thread
by rebeccad
Feb 10, 2016 8:29:59 GMT -8
No New Posts Hiking with Kids

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

7 44 Need help with planning
by rebeccad
Jan 19, 2016 22:22:02 GMT -8
No New Posts Of Interest to Women - 1 Viewing

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

6 61 Fairly New
by foxalo
Jan 14, 2016 19:32:40 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...

2 7 First (real) mapmaking attempt
by skookumjack
Jan 9, 2016 21:11:05 GMT -8
No New Posts Pacific Northwest and Alaska - 1 Viewing

Washington, Oregon, …Alaska

14 85 Guess what?
by idahobob
Jan 26, 2016 13:13:46 GMT -8
No New Posts California, Nevada, …Hawaii!

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

31 287 From Devils Postpile to Donohue Pass to Agnews Meadow
by davesenesac
Feb 9, 2016 13:36:36 GMT -8
No New Posts Mountain States

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

55 392 Best Backpacking in the Front Range?
by lamebeaver
Feb 10, 2016 13:24:54 GMT -8
No New Posts Central (MidWest) - 1 Viewing

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

22 90 Fox River Pathway
by Coolkat
Feb 10, 2016 12:59:26 GMT -8
No New Posts Northeast

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

12 58 WTF with this weather?!!
by panatomicx
Feb 1, 2016 13:47:07 GMT -8
No New Posts Mid-Atlantic

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

44 139 The Standing Stone Trail
by jmitch
Feb 3, 2016 19:20:12 GMT -8
No New Posts Southern

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

37 358 SEC
by TDale
Feb 10, 2016 15:17:25 GMT -8
No New Posts International

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

16 79 Hadrian's Wall
by thegriz
Feb 10, 2016 14:17:35 GMT -8

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